I am a professional farrier, a horseshoer. Jeans are a part of my "uniform" and quality is important for a lot of reasons. When I'm working all day bending and holding horses' legs, I need a pair of jeans that can take some punishment and stay comfortable and not need a belt cinched up tight to keep them up where they belong. I get all of those things from these jeans. Comfort, fit, and durability, all for half what one would expect to pay. As they age, they fade to a nice color that doesn't make them look like old ratty jeans, which means I can still wear them and look professional long after they are not brand new.