Since my last update my Dope and Drakkar #1198′s have been getting absolutely flogged. In the interest of full disclosure my version of “flogged” may include 50hrs a week in a Herman Miller Aeron, just a heads up. After spending the summer hanging in my closet, the arrival of fall in New England has seen me wearing these usually 7 days a week. After my last update I finally sent the #1198′s to get hemmed. I asked AB Fits to hem them for a little break, but not long enough for a cuff. The resulting inseam ended up at 31.5″ which I’ve been really pleased with. The length is perfect for everything from moccasins to workboots. My wallet and pocket knife continue cause the most drastic fading, though seems and hems are starting to catch up nicely. My pocket knife (a new Benchmade Pesidio) has also managed to put a hole through my right back pocket and chew up the top hem. It’s definitely going to require a repair in the next few months, but with a crotch blowout starting to look imminent I’m holding out to get everything repaired at once. After nearly a year wearing the #1198′s they’re by far my favorite pants.