I prefer APC myself. just don't get them too tight depending on your body, They will stretch but don't size down like 3 sizes and cry when a button pops off. I wear APC new cure and they are my favorite jeans. I am not a fan of N&F but unbranded is another good option. usually cheaper and they fade as well as APC.
My suggestion -
APC - New Cure, New Standard (fit like levis 501), Petit standard (fit like levis 510 but with lower rise)
Unbranded - I think its 101...