These were my first pair of raw denim, picked them up at a levi's store in Calgary for $80. This pair of denim is pretty much a portrait of my high school life. They went through a couple accidental alcohol soaks/rinses, a few fights, a couple girlfriends, and lots of good times. I repaired a rip in the front right thigh area with black thread. There are lots of other rips and wear spots and holes but I dont think they will see the saving grace of a needle and thread, as I need to work on my n&f deep indigo's. I might bring them out for a special occasion once and a while, but i think that's about it for these.