I bought these 1.5 years ago because they were on sale. 2 weeks ago I noticed the seam had tore open (about 3/4" hole) where the chamois is sewn to the shorts fabric. These shorts are in equal rotation with four other pairs and I use them just for road riding, so I would estimate they have about 900 miles on them. These shorts are way too new, with too few miles to have ripped like this. Additionally, the chamois comfort is mediocre.
By comparison, my other shorts are Capo (3 pairs) and Assos Mille (1 pair). The Capo shorts I got from my club team, so not sure which model; however I've owned them since 2008 and they are still comfortable, tight, and intact. And its not like the fabric is so thin you can see my butt crack when the sun hits just right while riding in the pace line - which is the worst when you're riding behind that cheapskate guy who's still wearing his Greg LeMond shorts. No, those are scandal-less shorts. I 100% recommend the Capos and Assos over the Mavics any day.