I am looking for a new pair of jeans. I promised myself I wouldn't settle for a pair that "pretty much" fit from Marshalls just because they were cheap. However, I don't have a lot of money to spend on them, and so Papers and Diesels are pretty much out, at least at full retail. I just can't stomach paying $140+ for a pair of jeans that may or may not fit my wardrobe (or body) in a couple years and are unalterable and basically unresalable. So what are my choices? I want something with a pretty "normal" looking wash, i.e. no "whiskers", no "dirt", no "grinding", no holes, no acid, paint, writing, weirdness of any kind. I'd like them to be medium to light blue but not look fake, if you know what I mean. They are for summer and warmer weather, so lighter fabric and color are better. I don't like obviously flared legs, bagginess, or weird low-rise-ness. Basically a pair of straight fit jeans that aren't too tight. I'm about a 32x33-34, depending. From here I'll leave it to the experts. I have seen Mavi, Lucky, some Polo Jeans Co., Express, etc in my price range but I am willing to try anything if they fit, look good, are durable and don't break my bank. Thanks. P.s., I'd like them to be somewhat more "forward" than old school Levi's. That wasn't very clear in my post. Just not too fashionable.