Just got a pair of Diesel Safados for $115 and I think their normal retail is $230. They don't have any stupid stuff going on with them and despite having to size up in the waist to fit my legs (I have large thighs..), they seem to fit really well. Anyways, decent buy or did I get shafted as an SF nub? I was looking for some APC New Standards, but there weren't any at the store I went to and I'm reluctant to buy anything "slim" without trying it on for fear of not fitting into them..
Even at $115, Diesels aren't a great value, but if they fit well and you like them though, do what you do. I'd still encourage you to try to find some NS, or maybe not since it's been a gateway to selvedge denim for me...there's something totally cool about a pair of jeans forming to your body and having the fades/fit be completely personal.