From sweet leather jackets, to sweet leather women, the worn-in look oozes character, but who's got the time and patience to accomplish it? Personally beating up your jeans, Cult of Individuality.
Just launching their spring stuff, the Cult's a line of stone-washed Japanese denim subjected to a process that ensures each pair receives a unique, thorough breaking-in: on top of various other abrasive, staining, and washing techniques, all are battered, ripped, and torn by what are probably very gnarled human hands. The whole collection carries the sunrise-inspired CoI logo on both back pockets, with the Trysten Bootcut coming in more modestly scruffed up styles: "Bayou" (med-dark blue wash, w/ lightened, mud-dyed kneecaps), "Washout" (cloudy blue wash, w/ destroyed front patches), and "Dusty", washed med-blue, with a pinched waistband, whiskered front/back knees, and light, graffiti-like streaks (so once again, you'll be mistaken for a subway train). The Hagen Straight Leg ups the abrasive ante, starting with the "Barkley" (dark blue wash, w/ ghost-bleached whiskers and brown stitching), on up to the "Origin" (classic blue wash, w/ modest bleaching and frayed pockets), followed by the ripped up "Dusty" (string-holed knees and thighs, wide ankles, grubby leg whiskering), the "Ron" (frayed/crinkled sky blue wash, scraped shins & thighs, w/ punctured knee breaks, and hand-wrested belt patch), and the severely scarred "Gator": back flap pockets, vertical streaking, and front, crotch-area whiskering that resembles mini-blinds, and should obviously remain shuttered.
Everything retails from between $135 and $185, not cheap, but less expensive than brands of similar quality -- saving you cash to buy drinks for Tammy, who's all over your relatively young body.