You crazy, son? $80 isn't even that much for jeans. Especially if you're gonna wear 'em most every day.
Anywho, I have a pair of the Skinnies. I went to TTS on 'em (30), and they've stretched a bit after the month I've had 'em, but it's not a dealbreaking amount. Size down one, or get a belt. They don't fit super skinny, but I really like how they fit. Quality is certainly there for the price.
I say these are the new go-to "newbie pair."
What can you can compare the cut of it to? Exactlty like New Cures, T-000s, or maybe Skull 5010? Thread needs measurements....something.