I'm hard on my jeans. I find a pair I like and I wear them weekly till they're worn at the seams and stained on the legs. And while jeans from companies like Hudson and Lucky fit great, they don't tend to hold up well to that abuse.
That's one reason I'm so excited about my new Duer Performance Denim Skinny jeans. They have the same fit as options from those more expensive brands, but they're more comfortable and more durable. I've worn them to the office, then, when I got home, for yard work. The denim is soft right out of the package (no long break-in period required), with almost as much stretch as a pair of workout tights.
At $ 119, they're about $ 70 less than my Hudsons. And if they last twice as long, well, that's money well spent.