1. Disagree completely with Sprout about DBs. If you've got the physique for it, sport it...can't say I'd have the "steez" to wear an ascot with one, or with any piece of clothing, for that matter.
2. Agree completely with Sprout about jeans. Fubu is where it's at...bufu as well.
3. Gustin is definitely not low quality, in regards to durability. My tastes have banished jeans to über casual wear strictly, but I have a handful of gustin jeans that I've beaten the hell out of and have more than held up to the abuse.
I'd actually be curious to try theirs, or another brand, of extremely heavy raw denim that I could really beat the heck out of.