Don't ask me why... but for some odd reason, my guys like to wear jeans with patches- it's like some kind of competition- who has the most. Now, granted, when you are a young man, most things become a competition, but I think this one is a bit odd. I spend quite a bit of time sitting behind the sewing machine attaching patches to jeans. I keep trying to tell the guys that, really, these jeans are beyond redemption, but they turn their big brown eyes on me and get all sweet and say, "please." What's a Mom to do? My DH rolls his eyes and has laid down the law that they won't be wearing those jeans when they work with him. So they save them for special occasions. The kids at camp call Daniel "patches." I asked if that bothered him, and he just said, "Nope." There are patches on patches on those jeans. I recently got him a new pair of jeans and I am sure he didn't have them for 2 weeks before I was putting patches on those. I had to wonder if he didn't do it intentionally, but as the said hole was right in the seat... nah, it was purely accidental. He was really grieved, too. His only pair of intact jeans, biting the dust in only 2 weeks. We've had to patch them several times, since. They just don't make jeans like they used to. True, though, the boys are very hard workers and I'm seriously considering contacting Carhart, Dickie or some sort of work clothes manufacturer- I could loan the guys out to test their product's strength and durability! Those patched up jeans do look kinda cute with their size 13 shoes!