When I go shopping I try to buy the best possible quality item that I can afford. I bought this jean jacket about 7 years ago and spent about a month searching for the best fitting one I could. I probably haven't worn it for the last 4 years, but i dug it out of my wardrobe recently and have to say I am so happy at myself for putting all that effort into my purchase. It still is as good as I remember with its perfect fit and the right amount of worn-in-ness. This really re-affirms my theory, especially when I consider the cardigan i bought recently at a cheap store which has fallen apart after 3 washes.