We weeded through them and managed to dispose of 5 pairs, leaving me with the nine you see here.
Each pair has a specific purpose. I have 5 pairs I'll wear to the beach. 1 pair for pool swimming. 1 pair for hot tubbing. 1 pair that goes in my glovebox, "just in case". And 1 pair for everyday "normal shorts wear". Some of them are "fat shorts," for when I feel chubby. Some of them are "skinny shorts," for those times the other other shorts might be too big.
I know I'm starting to sound like a girl, so I'll stop there.
These jeans are a recent addition to my fashion arsenal. I believe they are my first pair of Levi's as well. You see in the past I'd always bought whatever jeans were cheap. Old Navy had a jean sale? I bought there. PacSun usually has a 2 for $40 sale when I go to the U.S. But after wearing through the thinner denim (with wipeouts like the one above) I decided this time I wanted "real" jeans. Jeans that would last.
So I made my way down to the Levi's outlet in Cookstown and tried on a couple of pairs. I had the 501, 507, 514 and 527 fits in the room with me. It took a while (I actually bought the 527's and then went back 10 minutes later) but I eventually settled on the classic 501's.