I was looking in my closet and for the umpteenth time, I reminded myself that I needed some new jeans. So I went looking online for "Blue jeans made in the USA". There were quite a few companies that come up. The choices were, to me, mind boggling with all of the cuts and tapers and fabric weights and I won't begin to lay them all out here and try to explain them because I still don't understand all of that. Instead, I can give you the benefit of my own experience with a limited number of jeans and companies. I WILL briefly take about "selvedge" jeans. These are jeans made from fabric that is woven the old fashioned way. Think about the jeans you used to be able to get and how they were darker and heavier and you get the idea. For a more in depth explanation, you can go here: https://toddshelton.com/blog/products/jeans/selvage-denim I like the idea of selvedge jeans because they should last much longer than regular jeans and the phrases "buy for life" and "you buy cheaply, you buy weekly" come to mind so I wanted at least one pair of those. Btw, a great deal of selvedge jean material is made in Japan and it is quality product. I narrowed my choice of manufacturers to Texas Jeans, Buck Mason, Tellason and Imogene and Willie. Texas Jeans are the cheapest of the group at $30 a pair. They ARE made in the USA but they aren't selvedge jeans. In my case, I thought I knew my correct size based on what I've been buying from Levi and Wrangler but when these jeans arrived they were to narrow in the waist. Or, more accurately, I'm fatter than I thought I was so the 32 inch waist jeans had to go back and I had to order 33 inch waist. Texas Jeans don't offer free return shipping. The fabric was ok and probably comparable to stonewashed Levis. Stonewashing makes them softer and feel worn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_washing I would say they are worth the price but keep in mind there is a shipping charge and shipping to my house is $11 which brings the price up to around $40. Even after having the first two pair in my hands, I still sent them back and ordered two more pair so my cost by the time they arrived was getting to be $60 a pair but that was due to my own mistake. AND, when the next two pair arrived, they were about an inch too long so I had to pay $10 per pair to have them professionally hemmed and that brought the cost to $70 per pair. The next jeans I bought were from a company called Buck Mason. I ordered some nice jeans from them and the price was quite a bit higher at $145 per pair. The denim was Japanese weighing in at 14oz with 98% cotton and 2% Spandex. I ordered two pair with free shipping. They arrived and they looked great and fit perfectly with no need for hemming. I loved them... until I saw the tag inside the jeans that said "Made in Indonesia". Damn, I thought these jeans were made in USA. I went back over their website and found this thing they write "We’ve made hundreds of thousands of products in the United States, and have grown our domestic production by over 100% per year since 2014. While we embrace certain advantages of the global supply chain and make products all over the world, our competitors use this as a way to exploit low cost labor, gouging customers by selling expensive, low-grade fashion. When we decide to produce a garment overseas, it’s so we can craft a higher quality garment, not a cheaper one." The average wage for a garment worker in Indonesia is between $1 and $2 per hour. I spoke to some other jean manufacturers and they estimate these jeans reach Buck Mason costing around $20 to $30 per pair total for everything it costs to make them. While I'm not against a company making a profit, I'm against them using such low wage workers and then raising the price by that much on the back end. They could have made a healthy profit at half what they charge and still paid the Indonesian workers and extra dollar an hour. So they went back. The next company I bought from was Tellason. Okay, sit down. The price for 16.5 oz Japanese raw denim jeans was $230 plus $10.70 tax and free shipping. I KNOW that's a lotta money but you have to keep in mind that these should last for the rest of my life and still have value after that. They're made in the USA and the quality is there. They did not have a size option for length and they come very long. Too long. I had to spend an extra $10 to have them hemmed with the same color thread and not look like they were hemmed. The style nowadays is to turn up the pant legs but I'm old and that is a fad that will go out of style soon. These jeans are the real deal and exactly what I wanted. They fit great aside form the length and, as i said, they are a quality made in USA product. The next company I bought from was Imogene and Willie. 14oz Japanese denim at $255 after $20 tax and free shipping plus they needed to be hemmed so another $10. Again, a quality made in USA product that should last longer than me. Not as heavy fabric as the Tellason jeans but with really good stitching like them. Final verdict for me: If I have some extra cash from overtime or a gift or I just want a "buy it for life" kind of jean that's made in the USA, I would buy the Tellason jeans again. If I don't have that kind of money to spend and I need some jeans, I would probably buy the Texas Jeans again except I would measure twice and order once. Okay, I'm ready for all the guys who are gonna say they would NEVER spend that kind of money on a pair of stupid jeans or they buy THEIR jeans from Walmart and they're made in (insert country) and they're just as good or they only wear cargo shorts. Or... TLDR. It's okay. Have at it.