I wear jeans just about everyday, and rotate about eight pairs at any one time. My favorite pair right now are the Clone style in Icon wash by Paper, Denim & Cloth (PDC). They are a rather full-legged, bootcut jean in a dark blue wash with a grey tint. And they have slash pockets instead of the usual jeans pockets and squared back pockets (my favorite detail). The denim used for these jeans, as for all PDC jeans, is incredibly rich and textured. Diesel jeans are my standard jean, and I like the Kratt cut, in a variety of finishes. I find the Kratt is a good compromise if you want to look stylish without looking overly fashion-conscious. It has a rather loose fit around the seat and thighs that most guys, including those with absolutely no interest in fashion, would probably feel comfortable with. I think that with Diesel, it's best to stick to their basic washes. I think that their best wash was the "super-flattened", after which they took the concept too far. . If you want to stick with Levi's, their premium line is very good. I really like the fit of the Austin boot cut jean - the Skinner is for thinner lads. If you really want to take the lowrise bootcut trend to an extreme, go for Frankie B. jeans. Of course, you need to be built like a supermodel, and a skinny one at that, to fit into them. If you decide to buck the trend of "heritage" denim, and want to go for a more techno look, GSTAR is a good choice. Of course, the ultimate for the dark jean aficionado are the unwashed jeans by APC. Of course, they are a pain because you need to dry-clean them, and very infrequently, if you are to preserve the look. I know a girl who hasn't washed hers in 3 months, to get good creases. Still, if you are going for French DJ cool, these are the jeans to have, in either the lowrise bootcut or baggy Anglaise. I'm also currently waiting for the new men's line by Seven. I love the cut of their jeans, and can hardly wait until they hit the market. Recently, AG jeans by Adriano Goldschmied, a former designer at Diesel, have become extremely trendy here in L.A. I am not a big fan. I find that his washes are not as sophisticated as those of, say, PDC, and his jeans feel flimsy and cheap. Similarly, I am not a fan of either Replay or Energie jeans, neither of which I think warrant their high pricetag. Some people swear by Japanese brands like Evisu - I've never understood their cartoonish appeal myself.