I'm also stuck deciding between APC or 3sixteen.
Thinkin APC for the fit and how the seem to fade pretty quickly. I'm really thin so I need something pretty skinny in the thighs and wont cause any flaring.
316 seems like nicer denim but not sure the ST will fit how I want.
Also people shouldn't get all caught up on things being made in China..whether these pants are or aren't made there. There's plenty of great quality items being made there.
look at the measurements to make sure they fit well. I would go 3sixteen, if I was aware of their quality before i bought my apcs thats what I would be wearing right now instead of my PS