I normally keep jeans a long time. I've had some that lasted for several years - without ripping or tearing or looking too faded or whatever.
Normally I prefer to buy Levi's SilverTab. They last a long time, BUT - they're hard to find and they're expensive.
I made the mistake of buying a lesser brand of Levi's, the 505's, about 6 months ago. I bought 2 pair. You won't see this advertised on Levi's web site, because they suck as I found out.
A few weeks ago, one pair ripped - right below the zipper. Yeah, that spot.
No big deal. But then, not more than 2 months later, the other pair I had ripped - in the exact same spot.
My SilverTabs on the other hand have lasted well over 5 years. No rips, no tears, only a little fading.
"Screw this" I said. I wasn't about to spend 30 to 40 dollars for a single pair of jeans, nor was I going to buy any more 505's.
I went and bought 2 pair of 5-star Wranglers ("Hero" series) from Wal-Mart. Very comfy. Very good looking - and cheap at $15 a pair(!!!!)
Hopefully these will last a while. :-) And if not, they're pretty cheap so I can always buy more without going to the poorhouse. (grin)
Because the existing team site (b3l.recongamer.com) is so hard to remember.. I decided to register a new domain for the clan, which is simply www.TeamSBN.com. I likes it. Should be online in a day or so.
To all who know me: tomorrow is my b-day, I turn 29. So y'all better recognize. ;-)
It would be nice if some people out there remembered. Send me an e-card or something. My e-mail address is on the whois page.