DJ, i agree it is too expensive, but i found the leather ( at least on the one that i tried ) very supple, nice looking, and of good quality. They are said to be in 'Buffalo leather'. Could be interesting in the next sales.
Now for sure, you pay for the brand. Same with their jeans TBH, for example Uniqlo selvedge jeans are better than basic Levi for half price.
Think mine is certainly a different kind of leather, plus it has pop buttons whatever they are called instead of denim style buttons.
I would of bought some of those uniqlos but they are not high waisters from what ive read on here. levis standard truckers are trash imo, very thin denim, i paid 40 quid for one a couple of years ago when it was about 50 percent off and still felt ripped off, got one from the seventies now second hand and it is far better quality.
i certainly think wrangler and lee are better quality with some of their items then levis these days, then there is the lesser known brands which i wont get into.