I usually only see Agaves in the 'older' section, with more conservative cuts, probably because retailers are unsure of how conservatively washed jeans will fair w/the younger crowd.
I know what you mean, and I have to say, screw that. I went on a trip specifically to buy a pair of "high-end" jeans, with a maximum $200ish absolute top end, because I was so sick of all mine, and I couldn't find ANY that I liked in multiple stores. All of them had stupid whiskering and crap. Am i stodgy for wanting to do it myself? For crying out loud, everyone who was shopping there had the same whiskering and stuff and all looked like clones. The only exceptions I found were in very weird cuts like the Skinner with 3 crotch buttons (for the junkless, I assume). It makes me want to swear off jeans entirely. Luckily I avoid the types of nocturnal venues where the J. Americanus
is prevalent, or I might have a total breakdown.