Repair and Embroidery.
Everyone loves a pair of jeans. Whatever the cut might be is a personal choice, but when I find a pair I love, I wear them until they are shreds. The places that tends to wear out first are usually pockets, crotch, and knees. So instead of getting rid of them why not repair them? Add some contrast fabrics, hand/machine embroidery etc.
Not sure how to do it yourself? You can post them to us and we will return them to you with some added pizazz.