Originally Posted by Arethusa
1969 used to be about the best you could get under $100 (and very often under $40). It's gone heavily downhill in the past six months, though, and I don't know if it's ever coming back. Adriano Goldschmied was brought in to design 1969, but this was years ago when Drexler was still running the Gap.
Interesting, but it doesn't really answer the question you quoted: were the old Italian-made 1969's with selvedge legs and (as I just learned from cheapmutha, having never thought to look inside the coin pocket for a neat detail) selvedge inside the coin pocket AG designs? I've also heard that Rogan Gregory (Rogan, Edun, Loomstate) had a hand in them, but I doubt that these are Rogans because the denim is heavier than any I've seen from his product lines.