It makes no sense the hate on the price tag and justifying it by saying they´re just jeans. For example, I love all the yohji looks everyone posts in SW&D but I´m sure they´re paying 1k or more for each shirt, pair of pants, sweater, etc. Many people here pay a lot of money on clothing. At least jeans get their money worth because you probably end up wearing them a lot, unlike other pieces of clothing one pays that much for.
to me it seems no different than when one of my friends drops a few thousand dollars on a tv, or several K on a nice car. people have different priorities and want to spend their disposable income on different things. nobody ever gets on a musician for buying a $3000 dollar guitar, but if you spend money on clothes people are for some reason scandalized