I was on the lookout for some faded jeans with a high waist, so I scanned the jeans in my size for that faded color. These jeans are the kind of soft that only years of wear could bring. They fit just the way I wanted, although the pockets were quite wide set and there were a few areas that needed a bit of attention. I decided that I could remove the pockets and sew them back on where I wanted them to be. A couple of patches, a bit of strategic stitching, a broken sewing machine needle, and a few good washings later and they've got a sort of B-sides quality to them (but at a thrift store price). :)
I like them with a linen tank top + clog sandals now and know they'll be great with a big cozy sweater + boots later. I don't need lots of jeans, but I think these are keepers.