Ever heard of Japanese selvedge denim? No? The French brand A.P.C. uses it a lot and it’s a super rigid, robust denim that will keep its shape for, well, pretty much forever. But: it does have to be broken in for a comfortable, perfect fit. And that’s where buying pre-owned comes in. Just skip the pinching and cinching — and go for a pair that’s already been worn and loved by someone else. Genius.