John, We can have a difference of opinions without a flamewar. I don't have a pair of Imperial Dukes, (I am not rich enough to buy jeans I don't particularly like that retail for $200+) but I have seen and tried them on, and I stand by my assessment of them. You are nevertheless welcome to send me a pair if you really want to convince me that they rank among the best jeans ever. I wear a 32/32. I would certainly give them a try. However, from my limited experience with them, neither the quality of the Imperial denim nor the construction nor the aesthetic of the jeans really wowed me. I'm sorry if this offends you. I've seen loads of denim, although I would hardly be arrogant enough to say that I've seen "most" brands. Hell, it's hard enoguh to keep track of all the new brands coming out of just the EU and the States, much less Japan, the rest of Asia, and Australia. With regard to my list, please read the disclaimer on the new list. It is meant to spark discussion, and you are free to disagree with it as you like. However, I expect some courtesy towards those you disagree with. I am going to edit Minya's post about your "pimpage", and delete your retaliatory post. Finally, as Brian said, you are on thin ice. Very thin ice. We like to keep things civil around here, agree or disagree with another poster. If you don't like that, take your toys and go play somewhere else. Fok. BTW, Minya, I would characterize the Duke as a hybrid of the Slim Jim and the RRDS, if anything. However, I consider Imperial and Nudie as having *very* similar aesthetic appeal on the whole.