This is a great company to start with. I really like Left Field NYC as well.
Gustin was a failure to me. Too many production flaws with long wait times.Gustin jeans are made in the US. You have to be super-patient if you buy through their crowd-sources campaigns, as they routinely underestimate their production time by a couple of months. They don’t get high marks on quality assurance, but their prices are good, and the selection of fabrics is great. I’ve ordered quite a few jeans over the years and have never felt let down. Their straight fit jeans are just how I like them.
I have a problem with Tellason. Every other manufacturer at that price point manages to post measurements on their site. They do not. I ordered from them years ago. The jeans were decent but not close to fitting.
As i recently posted in “what denim” thread immogene and willie hank and willie cut are good for the 40 plus crowd. Made in the US.
I also second left field nyc. Their coal miner chinos are probably my favorite pants. Freenote cloth are also really good in the Trabuco and bedford cut. Rogue territory is in the US though I’m guessing the cuts wont work for the OP. There are really very many good US brands but you need to be willing to spend $200 plus