Well I'm not sure these jeans are the most flattering but I inherited them from boyfriend whose magnificent runners legs could not squeeze into them any more. Also he had managed to burst open the crotch thusly:
As you can see it took me 4 patches to cover the holes! I cut the bottoms of the jeans to make the patches so the denim mostly matches, although it is a slightly different shade as the bottoms were less worn than the crotch. I was planning to cut these into cut offs but I don't the fit of the jeans would translate into very flattering shorts so I'm leaving them long for now. Should we actually get a summer I may rethink this.