I'd recommend Naked and Famous. Personally, I really like their fits and their denim. The 15oz deep indigo is very nice. It's a good weight, fades nicely, and holds up relatively well. I can imagine the crotch blowing out in mine eventually, but I cycle a lot, so I half-way expect it. You can find these on sale at Barney's, etc for good prices. A brand I'd encourage you to check out is the Unbranded brand. The denim appears to be made by the same people who make Naked and Famous. I haven't tried this brand, but I've heard the construction and quality of the denim is close to NF but not quite as nice. It does seem to have nice fading properties and looks good. The cuts seems pretty good. They are sold at Urban Outfitters for $78 at retail. APC is decent, but at $175, I don't think they are that great of a jean compared to others - but everyone has their own opinions.