Its funny. I hate getting involved in this everytime it comes up but I do feel quite strongly about it. I think that disregarding a pair jeans based on whether or not its made in italy or not is just ludicrous in my opinion. Jeans are just jeans and if you like em just buy em. Plus saving the money is gotta be worth something! That's just my opinion and I really don't expect everyone to agree coz I know guys here also feel quite strongly on this! Whatever their viewpoint!