Jeans made in our very own Japanese comfort stretch selvage denim that will break in beautifully if you give it time to develop. There isn't really any right or wrong way to break in denim. 6 months is our recommendation for all our selvage qualities, and this applies to the stretch selvage options as well.
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.