This a gorgeous pair. Super comfortable and cute distressing. I did patch the areas because I didn't want them to rip all the way through. They have held up well to washing/drying and wear. I did size up in these because I am larger in the thigh area. They look good, but after a few hours I am constantly pulling up on the waist. I would probably recommend staying true to size if I bought again.
My new favorite pair! I always grab these when I'm standing in front of my closet and figuring out what to wear. The denim is soooo soft (not hard like a previous reviewer described). I've had these for about 2 months now and some of the holes have ripped opened... but I don't mind. I like the look. I am a tts 24 and I ordered this in a 24 and it fits perfectly. If you're considering these jeans, you should stick to your normal size.