"I cant even remember when I got those jeans. They were brand new once, clearly a very long time ago. I usually buy a pair and wear them until it becomes obvious to others, usually before me, that I need to move on. For some reason, I just couldn’t part with these. On shoots when I’d have another rip, an on-set tailor would just stitch it up. And this went on for many years, ripping and repairing, and here we are. There’s something very Joseph Beuys about it: the distressing and the repairing, the many hands that have helped bring it back to life. It feels very artisanal to me, something with history—my history, at least."

Bruce Pask on his Levi’s 501 Jeans