When buying jeans, it's actually better in the longrun to buy a really high quality pair instead of a say $20-$40 pair. I'm not talking about high fashion raf simons rick owens usually what im dressed in stuff but yeah. Jeans are a complicated thing with finding the right pair, right fit, good quality, hemming, tapering, and things extra.
I have several pairs of jeans from Cotton On and they are already falling apart after several months. You won't get that complication with high quality jeans. There are several options to buy quality jeans at a nice price
oh also i wouldn't buy a pair of pants for >$250 lmao, it would have to be really special