I bought these pants from Ibi when he and Mint were working in the shop. Mint was joking that compared to the other Jeans Ibi designs, the embroidery on these is so subtle that he couldn't see it. That reserve is actually what I like about these. Just that little pop of detail to set them apart. The distressing/whiskering is also by design. These jeans have been worn a handful of times and show no signs of wear. I bought these toward the end of my style shift so they didn't get much use in my rotation. Do note though that these have been altered. The waist and hip was professionally tailored and the hem was shortened to prevent the leather paneling from dragging on the street. If you have slimmer body type, the tailoring is a value-add since these flow nicely now, but do keep their alteration in mind.