When I got my first Sugar Canes, it was a gift. My girlfriend balked that someone would give me something so ridiculously expensive. She didn't think any pair of jeans could be worth more than $75.
I did my research on the brand, then walked her through some of the company's history, and how the jeans were an improved-upon replica of the original Levis. She really got to appreciate the workmanship of the design and the sewing, and when I pulled out my Tsubi Dee Dee Rocker (which I paid for - before I learned about Japanese jeans and before I met her) she bluntly said "This is nothing like Canes."
Her birthday last February - I got her a pair of 1947 Canes, like mine. Oh, god. She gushed like a waterfall. I've given her jewelery and she'd just shoot a big smile at me. She doesn't wear the jeans much, because she treasures it. I'm sure if I buy her something from R by 45RPM (another company she adores) she'll wear that or the Canes daily, as long as she has one pair stowed away.
Just thought I'd share that to help lighten things up a bit
By the way, she doesn't like bootcut, and makes a comment whenever I wear my Earnest Sewn Hutch