It's always fascinating to me to see debates over the intersection of quality, style, price, and service/product support in hobbyist contexts. There's a brilliant book yet to be written analyzing the way this plays out in connoisseur-driven hobby markets like audio, clothing, watches, knives, pens, et al.
Come to think of it, there's probably a pithy article just on the issue of pants buying: "Trousers: Soulcraft or Commodity?"
At any rate, as someone who owns several pairs of HY trousers, if Kent Wang can make a similarly wide range of consistently made pants with better customer support (no puns, please!) at a similar price, he's welcome to eat Jamison's lunch. Whether I'd rather have three/four pairs of KW trousers, three pairs of Epaulets, or two pair of Rota/Panta is a more complex question.
Edited by heldentenor - 3/3/15 at 3:06pm