Clou, you like nudies? Not to make it sound like a fuckin retarded question but, you never had quality issues with your 1st pair?
Naw, no signs of crotch tear on my finns at all...although I'm only at about 90 days with them. I like them alright. I definitely want to cop some japanese denim in the near future, but Nudies are readily available here and I don't like to buy jeans without trying them on. I don't think mine tear because I've never sized down on them. I've never been able to find a pair smaller than 28, and even 28s are rare.
Edit: to polska.dave
, I'll let you know after I've worn them in a bit more. Mine are tagged 29 but measure 30. I'm kind of worried about the stretching myself, they fit almost perfectly right now.