5 year old thread, and people are still asking the internets to size their g-stars. Here are this dad's tips on how to purchase and care for non-dadcore jeans:
-size them pretty tight in the waist / ass / thighs. Any denim in the standard 14-16 oz range will stretch a decent amount, and will end up baggy if they fit like trousers when new.
-all raw denim fades pretty decently if worn hard and washed regularly.
-dark rinse denim is not the same as raw denim. Don't do it.
-there is no earthly reason to buy pre-distressed jeans. They are the current version of the polyester plaid bellbottom suit.
-cuff once or stack. do not get them hemmed too short. Cardinal sin.
-a leg opening i.e. "hem" of less than 7 inches makes it difficult to get your pants off in a hurry. This is not a problem men need create for themselves.
-any ornamentation beyond a waistband patch and simple pocket arctuates is probably a huge mistake. Unless you're thinking about True Religion jeans, in which case, go for it brah.
-SF's version of "quality" has much more to do with iconoclastic fussiness on the part of the maker. Jeans perceived as high quality will not necessarily last longer, fit better, or fade better. Holes happen. But you'll probably love nice jeans more, so don't cheap out.
-polished shoes are never the best option to wear with jeans, no matter what mr porter tells you.