Originally Posted by dkzzzz
Best quality/price in affordable garment is Jean Paul Damage. Italian cloth Made in USA. Perfect low rize fit. Thick and soft denim.
If you can find it you are going to love them. I have 4 pares.
A word of warning: Not for heavy guys or big butts.
I have one pair - fit is ok, but the washes aren't too special. Also the denim for the price is ok, but nothing great at all.
My pair was purchased a few years back, when pre-distressed jeans were still popular. They didn't come with rips or anything, but with the pre-faded whiskers and worn thighs.