Jeans made in rigid denim where both warp and weft are yarn dyed. It has an open construction with obvious twill lines. It screams of break in potential. So, wearing them for 6 months or more will give you a worn-in, faded look. Should you go ahead and allow them into your regular washing cycle, the black dye fades faster and gives you a more even, greyish fade.
Since April 2018 we shifted our production into using the paper-based material jacron for our waistband patches. Now all our denim products are produced using the jacron patch. However, a number of our products will have stock of both jacron and leather for some time. This product is one of those and comes with a patch in either jacron or leather. Both do, of course, hold a high quality and are visually very similar.