I have found that men have a favorite pair of jeans, and they wear that pair out until it is threads. I understand that those favorite jeans make you look and feel the best, but sometimes it's time to retire them. I met a guy about a year ago that needed his favorite jeans mended. They weren't hanging threads yet, but they were pretty thrashed. I mended them for him and did a checkered design to mix it up. He loved it, and I ended up marrying that man. He claims that "she mended my jeans and mended my heart." I guess it was worth it.