I own 7 or 8 pairs of these jeans and wear them to work every day. I also wore this brand when I was building my house, and I can say that the name Carpenter Jeans is well justified. These jeans are designed for work: in addition to regular front and back pockets, there are also a tool pocket (that's where my carpenter pencil went) and a hammer loop. I still wore a tool belt when I was building the house, but not all the time, so these aditional features are helpful.
The jeans are very durable. I wash them a lot; after a day in the shop, the pair looks so beat that the only place it can go to is the laundry basket. I have to set the washer on Heavy, too. I would say one pair lasts for about a year before it becomes all thin and faded. Keeping in mind all the hard work and hard washing the jeans endure, I would say it is pretty good.