Originally Posted by PG2G
I'd say 5EP's denim is probably the best readily available in the US. I own the prewashed bootcut and love them dearly. I hear that the cut of the straight is very different though. I'm a crappy judge at cuts, but I own a 33 in the Bootcut and tried a 32 in the Straight, and the Bootcuts still felt slimmer. I believe the straight is also a higher rise.
Don't take my word for it though. I'm sure someone here knows better than I.
Edit: Distressed 5EP Bootcut is available at Active Endeavours for only $150
Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, distressed jeans turn me off because of the distressed areas never fit right, especially the honeycombs. Man, I really don't need another pair of jeans.