I used to buy jeans from them in early 2003, right before I decided to start selling on my own. I think Italian Depot was called something else. Anyways, the point is they were always lacking something, whether it was the exactness of the fade, or the fit or stuff like that. And these were the ones that were supposedly "perfect" (I would never buy defected jeans--people just know, trust me, they know). Granted none of the problems I had were huge, and the jeans were worth it considering the price back then but if you look at their prices now, compare them to in store prices and factor in the possibility of returns due to fit or any other reason, many times some people may just say screw it, let me get them from e-luxury or some other website (if there are no stores in their area). People should buy what they want when they want and stop listening to one man's opinion on these issues.
The Hippix arent that great. the 710 color on the hippix is not the same as in the older jeans (namely the cardiel, zathan and rabox in the 710 wash). It appears lighter and less attractive. Also, they have the "carpenter" jeans thing going with the coin pocket on the thigh like that which makes them look cheap. But here's the kicker, they go for $220.00 at the diesel store. I tried them on and took them off so quickly. The fit was horrible too. Not recommended. Save your money.