my favorite jeans

I'm resisting the urge to make an obnoxious "Dear denim manufacturers" Facebook status and instead venting here.  This past week my favorite jeans got the tiniest rip in the knee and suddenly it's a gigantic hole.  These were my dressier jeans and I'm sad to see them go.  (Please note that in Seattle dark denim is considered dressing up.)  They were perfectly worn in and were just the right waist/hip ratio. 
Replacing them will be impossible because Express, like every other company, changes the sizing and cut of their jeans every other second.  I've been burned by other stores in the past (I'm looking at you, American Eagle) so this time I bought both washes in hopes that new colors would come out before the store decided curvy is out again and skinny little boys are in.  Sadly this didn't happen.
I'm going out tomorrow in hopes of finding a new pair of favorite jeans.  Wish me luck!