Originally Posted by tljenkin
They use open-ended warp and weft threads, their indigo is not 100% pure, no chainstitch, cheap hardware, no hidden rivets, thin belt loops, and cheap washes. The value is terrible. They are a 'lifestyle' brand, plain and simple.
Diesel jeans are generally made from ringspun denim. The hardware is as good as many other "premium" brands, including Studio D'Artisan, which was mentioned here. There is chainstitching in their jeans, just not at the hem, which is really a minor, stylistic point, as are hidden rivets (as a sidenote, someone mentioned that their Lees had no hidden rivets - Lees have historically used bartacking instead of back rivets). The thickness of the beltloops has nothing to do with quality, it is a stylistic choice. Otherwise, by this measure, Nudies are probably the best quality jean of all.
I am not sure what you mean by poor value. Diesel jeans are generally well constructed, and they are quite durable. In fact, I'd say that they are more durable than most of the jeans we talk about here and that are discussed at Superfuture.
I am not a Diesel cutomer myself. However, these contentions that Diesel is just low grade junk are just untrue.