I'll be the first to admit I know very little about fashion, but I wouldn't mind learning more about it, starting with my favorite every-day wear: jeans. I have been wearing them forever, and in the past I haven't been very picky about them - I buy whatever's comfortable at the lowest price. I don't usually pay attention to its style/fit or designer - they all look roughly the same. Once in a while a pair of designer jeans with a hefty price tag will catch my eye, and I'm left to wonder "why?". Case in point: jeans that look like they've been worn for ages, with built-in signs of aging, tears, and fraying. Can somebody explain why these would look good or be considered in any way stylish? I have old jeans that I've tossed that could probably pass for one these hanging in store windows. Or is it that different jean designs convey different images about the wearer? If so, what are they? Note: Please restrict your comments to men's jeans. For women's jeans, I actually do easily perceive differences in style. Low-rise, form-fitting jeans on a slim body wins it for me hands down than any other style. It might have to do with the fact that I tend to pay more attention to women than men.