This is what I sent to Draggin Jeans Customer Support - I intend to follow up here with their answer: Dear Sir, I have used Draggin Jeans for almost a decade & I'm on my 4th pair now. The current pair has made me question the quality of the denim. I have bought the jeans at my local dealer (Tasmania, Australia) a few months ago and had started wearing them 2 weeks ago. I noticed right away that the material felt thinner than my previous ones. I happened to get caught on a foot peg the other day and with no force at all the material ripped! The other pairs (I still have the one before the current pair) have taken and survived a LOT of abuse and have never let me down. I am very disappointed with this and wonder if you can comment and assure me that perhaps this was a one-off and in the future the material will be up to scratch again. regards, Adrian Keil.