The guy in your OP does look very good. I personally prefer less uniformity in the wash but it works for him and his age to not go for the rock-feel of it.
The only top half denim I have at the moment is a shirt. I bought a jacket recently but they sent me the wrong colour one so I returned it.
Definitely on my christmas sales list to get a fresh one.
So far I've mainly been shamelessly copying this snapshot of Mr. Beckham that I saw in a FB article some while back: