In my opinion, seven, citizen, true religion, etc = crap for men. Here’s what I like for us guys:
dry denim: Nudie, 5EP, Sugercane, Samurai, APC, RRL, 45rpm, Acne, Dior Homme, etc, etc, etc
washed: LVC, PRPS, Blue Blood, Diesel, Levis Japan, g-star, Nudie, Edwin, etc, etc
Women pretty much have a larger selection of stuff and IMO, women should buy whatever works. For those looking for premium denim (Nudie’s sister company) look no further than denimbirds: http://www.denimbirds.com/
Available at many locations such as Villians Vault SF or Atrium NYC.