Originally Posted by FourFemur
What constitutes 'well constructed' jeans?
For a lot of people here it's price point. In my experience it's easier to discern quality after owning, washing, wearing, etc a pair for a while.. obviously, because that's when not-so-great jeans show signs of wear/tear. Just looking for features like tailored belt loops, selvedge, chainstitching could mislead you. But anyway, I expect well-constructed jeans to be made with heavy wear in mind. Thick, heavy and tightly woven denim, reinforced stress areas, narrow stitching w/ more durable thread. That's a little harder to distinguish but the cheaper stuff sticks out to me, I think lower quality stuff is a lot more easy to distinguish.