Yesterday, I wore a hole in the thighs of these jeans. This happened to me once before with a pair of ridiculously expensive designer jeans, but I chalked that up to the fact that they were really soft to begin with and were probably not meant to be worn on a regular basis. The jeans I wore a hole in yesterday were Levi's. I'm pretty sure that the Levi Strauss company started as a product for miners during the gold rush days.
I can't help but feel a bit self-conscious that my thighs seem to have the same erosive properties as the California rivers miners were panning in 150 years ago.