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I don't even consider those jeans you mentioned metro. They're just crap, and most jean snobs (I'm aware of them, but not a member of that club ;) ) consider them appalling. Actual 'high end' jeans are raw, dry denim, i.e. they come in a very dark indigo and you have to wear them in yourself, so they gradually fade and crease based on your body.
BR = Gap, for cheaper jeans, they're not bad, but the quality isn't great. If you're willing to move up in price, and want a selvedge jean, I've heard APC new standards recommended as a starter point.