Carhartt pants are the only pants I own, they go everywhere and do everything with me. Camping, carpentry, contruction, biking, partying, they are up for it all. They become a second skin to me, bearing their own battle wounds and carrying their own life story. When the time comes for me to retire my pants every few years, I try to avoid it. I apply patches but the Cotton Duck is so thin by then it wont hold the thread well. When i finally break down and get a new pair, i become determined to make them as comfortable as the last pair.