@gabe , if you'd enjoy a deep dive into the world of denim, may I submit for your consideration, my blog post on "Denim Umami." http://bit.ly/1C6zB6R Meanwhile, here's the VERY short list.
  1. Levi's 514: indigo
    7c56b1b7 dc0f 4f97 bbf1 34521dfa1628
    Go with everything. Look great. Cost under $50.
  2. Levi's Made and Crafted: Ruler fit. Indigo.
    Cc32115d 57b7 4df9 8f7d 00a20fc2d60c
    Go with everything. Look great. Three times the price.
  3. My suggestion: try a pair of each. If you can't tell the difference, go for regular Levi's. Use the saved money for a month's worth of burritos.