Badass style tip: Pick a pair of denim and beat that one pair into the ground.
Having multiple pairs of denim to choose from is great. A few light wash, a few raws, different colors, etc. But John Wayne didn’t need all that because breaking in one pair of denim over a long period of time is one of the most rewarding and stylish things one can do. I bet Wayne wore one pair of denim for like 58 years, and they had the most badass whiskers and honeycombs. You’ll probably never achieve it, but it wouldn’t hurt to try. Save the money; get one light wash, one raw, and a miscellaneous and give them all lots of love.