I just bought Levis slim straight jeans in dark wash for like $70 and they do the job well.
I have had Sugar Cane, Samuri, APC, and Studio D'Artisian and found all of those to be too thick, too rough and "slubby", stretch too much, fade too much, bleed too much and be altogether too time consuming and fussy to wear. Plus, they all look identical at night, which is when I wear them anyway.
Japanese Levis has made some nano technology jeans that do not fade with washing on 2010. http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/smartplan/item/eu504-0058/ Here is one of the link, and I found some more jeans on Japanese Levis homepage.
Notes on Quality : Japanese Levis>>Non-Japanese Asian Levis>>>>>>>US Levis.