My go-to for the last few years has been Rag & Bone; the cuts (RB15/15x, then Fit 3) were perfect for me, the denims were easy to dress up (different shades of raw/one-wash with resin finishes) and the quality was great for department store jeans (quality had been excellent a few years earlier with the hidden rivets, reinforced pockets and interior waistband). They were great jeans; perfect for my taste and lifestyle. However, the quality has gone down a bit (the fabric, hardware, construction and washes) and they no longer make the cut that fits me. Other favorites had been the Acne Mic, which has also gone by the wayside, and the old Helmut Lang straight leg. I like a straight leg (maybe slight taper), mid-to-high rise (10-11.5in) that comes in fabrics suitable for use with a sport coat/dress shirt, so not too much distressing (resin/wax coating OK) and perhaps tonal stitching. I don't care about selvage or raw (one wash/lightly distressed probably best) but do prefer US-made denim (for tradition's sake, I guess, but mostly am opposed to paying over $200 for something made in an Eastern European or Asian sweatshop). Looking at the stuff in the $150-250 range. Not sure if this is the best forum for this, or if it should be a MC topic (since I'd say my style in general more mirrors that). However I feel that the folks here know denim brands way better. Thanks!