Unlike levi's ubiquitous 501s, Diamond Gusset jeans are sewn in the USA. Georgia, to be precise. Thread comes from Nashville. Buttons and rivets are from Kentucky and Tennessee. and unlike those other jeans in your dresser, a delta-shaped piece of fabric sewn into the crotch does away with the old single center seam, creating a stronger, more comfortable pair of pants. Construction is a cut above standard jeans as well, with tougher stitching and rivets throughout. The 14.5-oz., sulphur-bottom denim is the stuff big companies used before they started knocking out jeans from less-durable stuff in mexico or Thailand or who knows where else. Our Defenders show no discernable deterioration after months of wear and a few dozen washings. if anything, they fit better than new.