Originally Posted by minimal
I'm 40. When I tried on the APC rescues, I was immediately transported by to the 70s, getting a pair of Levis at an army and navy store. I remember those Levis as being so hard that I could walk through brambles without a scratch, and they took forever to break in. Since then every time I've bought jeans (even Levis) I've asked myself why they don't make 'em like they used to. Now, with the rescues, the search is over. What I'm trying to say is it's not about fashion, it's about solid clothing that feels the way they used to. I'm honestly entertaining the thought of buying a stack so I'll never have to shop for jeans again, ever. (at 40 you can do that, kids!)
My uncle saw my APCs and said exactly the same thing. He missed jeans that were built to last. He was really interested in the repros like Denime who could get him a great quality copy of his favorite Levi's cut (505 IIRC).
IMO, people who appear to be over 40 or so (i.e. "mature") shouldn't be wearing "fashionable" (i.e. fake or trashed looking) jeans. Younger looking people, no matter their age, might get away with it. However, raw/rinsed denim or very realistic washes would still be fine. And no one should really be wearing Abercrombie jeans.