As commented previously on the problems with jeans and Denim generally. The fabric and original robust structure seem to have become supplementary to the appearance and cost of manufacture. I wish I could still acquire the kind of overall, garments I grew up wearing. Sadly the items on offer seem to be pathetic victims of the 'fashion and designer label' mentality of 'modern' marketing. Most jeans, despite being originally a universal, reinforced overall, now seem to be produced for the child/teen/ female market rather than roughty, toughty gold miners of the San Francisco days and later years up to the 21st century.
The waist is too low and too tight (Hipster Jeans went out for me in 1968; they were horrible to wear) . A high (or even waist waist) is necessary for comfort. Denim should be a wool/cotton weft and warp. Thin, denim, printed cotton is no substitute for the real thing. They seem to be sized for countries where the local sizes are more slight.The buttons (even where fly front is available) are smaller and cheaper, and the item cost is substantially higher than it ever was in the earlier times. I assume this is because Levis and other jeans have now become 'Designer label' garments with the disproportionate increase in retail price. Clearly, as with this type of marketed garment, the manufacturing costs of contracting out manufacture, less and cheaper material, overpricing and pandering to 'fashion' has increased profit but ruined the range. These were the nearest I could find but not really the proper Levis, that I would buy if I had the choice.