I really didn't mean to offend
I really lived in LA when this board started, and then moved to Boston, but I'd been "LA Guy" for so long it would have been wierd, and maybe a little confusing, to change handles. The explanation for my handle is that simple. Also, a lot of my aesthetic is informed by things I learned on the West Coast, so I thought the handle was still appropriate.
Okay, guys, time to dial down the hostility. Let's discuss how it is actually easier to buy straightleg and/or tapered jeans these days, and how you can do so for anything from $5 from a thrift shop to $450 for some gilded age jeans to $800+ from R for 45RPM. For the record, I generally stay in the $120-$200 range. Anything above that I'll pick up on sale. I just can't afford $300 jeans