Thanks, that is good general denim advice but, no offence, not too specific to the things I really want (fit and wash wise). I appreciate it though.
It looks like in APCs the New Cure would be the way to go. Unfortunately they don't seem to come in the wash I'd like. Any other recommendations for jeans in a similar fit?
I know I am being lazy, sorry, - there are just so many denim threads on this board and others that its a bit overwhelming.
I suggest you just go to the shops, and buy the one that fits you best and you like best. You only need one, and it will be such a low risk purchase. I can only recommend Sydney places with higher quality denim:
Incu at Town Hall Galleries for APC
General Pants for Nudie Jeans
Corlection on Pitt Street for assortment of Japanese selvage
Harrolds for Naked and Famous (you probably would not like these)
Ksubi, Diesel and Levis at David Jones