Weather was nice so I thought I'd take a few progress pics. These are a $30 pair of Uniqlo Stretch Selvedge Jeans. To be honest, my last few pairs of premium denim have jaded me. My job requires me to move around, and I have to squat and bend a fair bit too. And I had major crotch blowouts for my last 2 pairs within 6 months. Won't name the brands but they were major brands. Bear in mind I don't size down, and I typically wash my jeans once a month. So I don't know man, I seem to be getting pretty good progress and nice fades on a $30 pair, and the stretch in there makes it so comfortable and durable. These are about 6 months old with 5 washes or so.