I haven't bought a pair for nearly 15 years but I think you'll find that the rustlers wash to a different color blue than most of the jeans talked about around here. They're good jeans from a utilitarian standpoint but generally don't evolve aestetically quite the same way. Worth every penny though.
I am new to raw denim. I bought my rustlers on a whim. I would have prefered a pair of wranglers, but didn't feel like experimenting with 20 bucks when i could get these with a 10 dollar bill. my one concern is that with time they will stretch making them even more like the gross jnco's i wore in middle school.