I’ve had enough Old Navy jeans fall apart in a matter of months to appreciate a truly well-made pair of pants. Which is why I love my new Arborwear Double-Front Blue Jeans. Not only are they about as durable a jean as you’ll find anywhere, but they also look good and accommodate my tree-trunk thighs with room to spare. The extra layer of denim on the front takes plenty of abuse, and the side pocket holds my cell phone secure and handy. The pre-washed 14.5 oz. denim doesn’t shrink yet is soft and comfortable on the skin. These jeans may cost 50% more than a pair from the Gap, but they’ll last ten times as long. You do the math. $45; arborwear.com.