The seat is also wearing out quite a bit; I don't mind the hole in the knee too much, but I think it's time to retire the jeans when I'm exposing my ass to the world.
Word. No visible ass. Same thing. I am wearing a pair of ICN-Mythos right now. They are only 2 months old. Already, though, there is only a small hole in the knee, and I am in fear of my ass being exposed to the world in short order, since the denim has already worn pretty thin (and was pretty thin to begin with. I have a pair of GTO-Madcaps that have the same problem - and I know about half a dozen people who don't wear their jeans half as hard as I do who have reported rips after only a few months of wear. They won't even mend properly, unlike my old GTOs and ICN's, which, even when threadbare, have a hard finish and feel durable. My feeling is that jeans should be the easiest of all clothing to mend because the hard finished cloth will not rip even if it is mended with coat thread and because the crappier the mending job, the better the jeans actually look. I bought a pair of Sevens recently, after not having bought a pair since they first came out about 2 years ago, and may be looking for a new "staple" jeans brand. I like the cut of Earnest Sewn, but the denim seems not too durable either. Rogan has great washes, and I like the more relaxed cuts, but they boast that their jeans fall apart easily. What a bunch of crap is that? True Religion has just become way too gimmicky. Chip and Pepper I hated from the onset. Levis Premium - how come Levi's can't come up with a nice, rich, thick denim for their premium line? Their regular Red Tab cuts suck, and the Levis Red and Levis Vintage are priced up the wazoo. I guess I may just go back to wearing APCs - hopefully, they still have the same, super durable denim they used to use.