I dropped in here yesterday and discovered that they're clearing their remaining stock of kevlar jeans at $37ish a pop. I've been wearing a black pair for office work for the last 3 and a bit years and they've been excellent. They're still perfectly wearable but are a bit too faded and frayed around the ankles for business wear. I haven't crashed in mine, but eyeballing them I'd say that they're a better design than Draggins, with the kevlar overlapping the seams in the denim, rather than the edges coinciding, creating a weak spot. They're not as good, IMHO, as Takamii's offerings. Paying full price, I'd go with T's anyday. But at $37 a go? I bought two pairs, which should keep me in commuting gear until past my 50th .