no shame in that. i have had tone of GAP stuff, los of it was great.
Stitches, have you had RRL chinos recently? I bought an older pair on ebay that fit like a tent, but the recent Officer chinos are some of the best fitting ones I've tried - SVB has a pair if I'm not mistaken so you could ask him. And +1 on Wings + Horns and Unis, but you might want to try them on first as they're rather slim through the thigh.
I think Baron Wells has stopped producing clothes, so whatever stock remains on the website is it. I got a pair of the Village Tapers from their post-website overhaul collection and the pockets were really narrow and almost unusable. I think their old chinos were cut better.