Don't know much about denim and the various brands but... I'm looking for something in a fairly similar wash to the Levis 501 "Light Stonewash" (http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3942211&view=all&&cp=3146842.3146845.3699943.3146924&fbn=3942211|33W|null), ie light blue, minimal pre-fading/honeycombing & all that.
I feel like I can probably find something in the same wash but of much better quality. I have heard pretty bad reports about the basic Levis (see above^^). I don't wear jeans all that often (hence why I am not interested in selvedge stuff) but I'd rather something reputable.
I have a 33 waist but large thighs. In terms of dress pants, I wear Epaulet Rudys in a size 33, measurements of which are here (13.25" thigh).
I am looking for something with a similar fit in the thigh and seat, but probably more tapered at the bottom (although I'll happily take them to a tailor).
I have checked out the appropriate fits of APC, N&F and Nudie but none seem to carry something in that exact wash.
Cheers for any suggestions.
^^ The Levis are tempting me since they are like, $40 (although would need some tapering). I need a denim expert to convince me otherwise!