I've been saying this for months, now, yet people still claim Gustin denim is lower tier while Tellason and RRL are considered mid tier...Uhhh, ok...All three makes are made in the same factory, Skyblue Sewing, with the same workers, using very similar denim, and use the same damn machines!!! Tell me, why Gustin is still considered to be low tier while Tellason and RRL are mid tier? Is it the lower price point? If so, I guess they are lower tier priced...But the quality you get from Gustin is on par with those aforementioned makes.
Patience young grasshopper. Gustin doesn't have the name recognition yet. If they are as good as you say they are, they will rise in the esteem of denimheads.
I've only encountered one pair of Gustins. If they had been one size smaller, I would've kept them. I have two pairs of Tellasons now, which I paid about 25% of retail for, so I'm not going to comment on the pricing, since I will never pay full price for clothing.