My son has been wearing Aeropostale jeans (and ONLY Aeropostale jeans) for about 5 years now. He won't even consider another brand. He knows that we need to wait until the semi-annual Friends and Family sale to be able to afford these jeans so when they have these sales, we usually stock up. We just purchased 2 pair for "Back to School."
My son is 18 now and tends to be really hard on his clothes - especially jeans. The Aeropostale Benton jeans hold up well to his abuse. He has a couple of older pair now that he keeps for "dirty" chores and activities such as mowing the lawn or fishing. Even though they are older and stained and faded, the fabric has held up well and there are very few rips or tears.
When we talk of buying him cheaper jeans, he balks and says that he doesn't need any more pants. I know that as soon as I mention that it is Aeropostale Friends and Family Sale time, he suddenly needs new jeans. I don't really mind because the sale price makes these jeans very reasonable.