First off, let me say that I don't mean to judge anyone for an unhealthy interest in denim. I have many such fanaticisms. However, I just don't get the fascination with jeans. To me, the appeal of jeans is their utilitarian nature. A pair of Wrangler 13MWZs were designed with a purpose, and wearing them lends a contrasting and refreshing sense of insouciance about fashion. However, premium/hipster jeans are impractical, or at least designed without regard to utility. I'll probably pick up some Deisels or some Wrangler 47s, just becuase the girls like them, but I still fail to see the attraction of the more extreme and intensely studied denims. Can someone enlighten me?