I doubt anyone has been wearing them that long, since they've been a relatively recent discovery. I received mine mid February from 2nd--Self Edge was out of stock in my size--and I have been wearing them daily since then. I don't wear them very hard, although in the right light I can see a really nice purple tint to the faded areas, and the "traintracks" are coming in stronger than most. Also, it should be noted that there is not the same vertical falling as other Flat Head models. But hey, ringring gave the seal of approval to its denim quality. I've imported several pairs of Japanese denim in the past, and these are by far my favorite. The fit is perfect, especially in the seat and thighs (although my girlfriend doesn't like the trouser cut's hem width). Highly recommended.