Today I went to compare the J.Crew USF to the BB Milano after confirming that they both had each in the store. It turned out that J.Crew did not have any USF in store (even though they told me that they did). I did try on some of their other pants and confirmed that my size was 30x30. I then went to Brooks Brothers to try on the Milano. BB has true sizing so I had to go with the 31x30. Ultimately, I decided that Brooks Brother Milano (though more expensive after the J.Crew college discount) was the better deal for me. I was particularly impressed by the stitching on the Milano compared to J.Crew's pants. I am always cautious about the area right under the bottom of the zipper. On cheaper pants, something weird always happens in this area, such as not sitting flat or stitches showing through. The BB Milano were very flat in this area and the stitching was even and consistent. I will admit that the J.Crew pants have a better color selection and are more stylized with wear, but are very casual. The wear is acceptable, but I particularly hate the wrinkled look across the top of the pants near the belt line, even though it would often be covered up with a belt. The Milano walks the line between casual and formal, which I prefer because it gives me more flexibility. The fabric on the Milano is thicker, which I find more comfortable and better looking. The lines on the Milano are all clean and smooth, which looks excellent. I am not crazy about the crease from pressing on the Milano, but I will let that wear out because I will be wearing them mostly in casual settings. The sizing on the Milano was perfect for me, but that's a more personal consideration. Plus it's great that they stock them in stores so you can actually know what you are getting, instead of ordering them online.
I will see how the Milano holds up over time, but right now I am pretty sold on them.
I also bought an interesting check pattern Extra Slim Shirt from BB. I really like the fit and look on that.