Denim Discussions

I am currently on the hunt for two new pairs of jeans: one skinny, one boyfriend, both ripped. I find jeans difficult to buy - to me they're a bit boring but completely essential. So even though I wear them almost everyday, I am reluctant to spend the £200+ prices for the top brands. Also, distressed denim never quite comes distressed the way I want. I am always taking a pair of scissors to them, which is fine when I have spent £30 on them, but I couldn't do it to something I had spent over £200 on! 

What is your go-to brand for jeans? And what do you think of the ever increasing price tags of the designer brands?! 
Let me know your thoughts in the comments, I am in need of guidance and advice! 

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