bottom line: there is nothing wrong with nudies in any way. most people that say they suck are ignorant sheep who heard they suck from someone else and just regurgitate what they heard without question. ask any of them to qualify their opinions and you'll hear a bunch of subjective hearsay bullshit. these people couldn't tell you why they suck, they couldn't tell you anything about the denim, construction, or hardware quality - instead they say nudies suck because they're heavily marketed to a certain demographic and the web designers have different taste in music. of couse, that doesn't stop them from eating at mcdonalds even though they market primarily to the african american and uneducated single mother demographics...
quality wise they are in the top 5% of all denim worldwide. they have choices in color, wash, fit, and fabric for days. i have a pair of rrds i've worn 3-4 days a week for 8 months (no wash) with no problems at all. none. to be perfectly honest, that's WAY more performance than i could reasonably expect from the vast majority of other denims. my brother has purchased about $1200 worth of premium denim in the last year and i saw all of them this weekend - with the exception of his koffha 784s, they were faded, ripped, torn, hem-chewed, stained, all that. i have one pair of nudies i've worn as much as he's worn 5 and the nudies are in much better shape.
they're priced too high? well, when's the last time you bought a pair of premium denim at full retail? if you haven't noticed, nudie is right in line with ALL of the other premium denim labels. i'd argue that nudie is MORE versatile than most brands because they also have a wide range of price points, from $150 - $500 or so.
you don't like the back pockets? fine. but go to nordstrom and take a good long look at all the back pockets from the other high end denim mfgrs... nudie is quite subtle comparitavely and to be honest, back pocket stitching is a time-honored branding tradition in denim that's not going anywhere, ever. if you're the average citizen, how else would you know what brand someone's wearing without asking them?
crotch blowouts all the time? i seem to remember that his was happening only to seriously downsized svens and i haven't heard about this happening for quite some time. not saying that it never happens, but really, most of us are desk jockies or retail slaves and don't wear jeans that hard anyway. ALL jeans have crotch blowouts if you stress them enough. every. single. brand.
so really, anyone with a valid complaint about nudies please come forward with either an educated and non-biases opinion, or some real evidence to back up your reasoning.