Do you wear clothes with holes, rips, and tears in them outside of the house?

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    Jul 30, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    I mean particularly in jeans. If the answer is yes, why do you wear them rather than fix them or buy new ones? I've been seeing this trend for a number of years, but yesterday I saw my brother wearing them and so would like to understand why he might wear it.

    I can see that it is a fashion fad, but what is your reasoning beyond that everyone else does it? How does it make you feel? How do you think others see you?
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    Jul 30, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
    I don't even leave the house if I haven't showered first.
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    Jul 30, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    I'm not going to advocate for or against them, but I have some torn stuff. It's a fashion fad, and I sometimes like how it looks (big in the 80's, a few years in the 90's, and clothing manufacturers brought it back again a couple years in the 2000's, particularly I think '03 to '05 I think?). I'll admit it's not a universally flattering thing and it's totally hit and miss, but I have a pair of super torn jeans and I don't think I've ever owned a clothing piece so universally complimented throughout the years.
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    Jul 30, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    Sometimes I wear my old beat up and torn t-shirts to the gym.

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    Jul 31, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    Umm ripped jeans are fine. It is kind of a casual style.
    But to be honest I think it is out of style. It looks kind trashy to me now.
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    Jul 31, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    Yes cause I'm too poor to buy new ones, I don't see it as a fad I see it as needing to wear something when I go outside the house.
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    Jul 31, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    I thought jeans with holes, tears and rips were only for fancy occasions..........icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 31, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    Once, after a few beers, me and some friends accidentally lit one of my cutoff shirts on fire. I still wear it to the gym, it has a hole with a black edge, its about the size of a quarter. It wasn't on fire but for a sec or 2. Still a good workout shirt!
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    Jul 31, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    No. I am not a hobo.
  • Neurons

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    Jul 31, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    No, I dislike the grungy look.
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    Jul 31, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    Actually, some of those jeans cost about $90-100 at A&F. Some of them looks really good as well. i think the 2 best pairs of jeans I've ever had were from A&F, about $95. The cut and the length just fit me perfectly. They're low risers and the grunge look just accentuate my abs when I feel like going shirtless. The holes and rips just add details.
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    Jul 31, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    One1313 saidActually, some of those jeans cost about $90-100 at A&F. Some of them looks really good as well. i think the 2 best pairs of jeans I've ever had were from A&F, about $95. The cut and the length just fit me perfectly. They're low risers and they accentuate my abs when I feel like going shirtless. The holes and rips just add details.

    And did you post these pics up in your profile O.O
  • commoncoll

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    Jul 31, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    I don't wear them. But plenty of my friends and classmates wear them. It apparently gives them confidence and depicts an image of being care free. It represents rebellion.

    Even if you don't have money to buy new clothes, it doesn't take much effort or money to repair them. Particularly jeans. $15 jeans from Walmart last me just as long as those ridiculously high-priced ones from A&F. They're probably made in the same factories in China too.
  • conquer

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    Jul 31, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    if a piece of clothing has a noticeable rip or tear, it never gets worn again. even if i love it
  • BCSwimmer

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    Jul 31, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    To the OP, just to clarify do you mean a pair of jeans that is so old they have holes worn in to them or do you mean the recent style within the last year or so that seems to be becoming more common place (at least in Vancouver) where the brand new jeans are designed to have rips, holes, tears, etc such as in the following pictures: classic-12-styles-adidas-diese-l-men-fravl4mesno2IwQl21.jpg

    I do have a couple of these newer styles but not quite so many holes and tears as those in the above pictures.

    However if you mean the former, personally I don't wear items out of the house with holes in them. Typically if an item gets a hole I discard it whether a t-shirt; underwear, socks (actually I get rid of those once they are threadbare - I don't wait for a hole to appear). However, if there is an item that has a hole that develops along a seam I would likely have a tailor repair it (reduce, reuse, recycle...)
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    Jul 31, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    Holes, rips, tears = no way, Jose.

    Mustard/salsa/pen explosion stains = it happens .... often for me icon_redface.gif
  • McStudMuffin

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    Jul 31, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    The only thing I wear that is ripped or torn are jeans. I like the look of it. However, I really do not like the look of super-torn jeans. I remember when I worked at the movie theatre a couple years ago, a customer came to my till and his jeans were super-torn. And I mean SUPER torn. It looked like he took the jeans and cut out the entire front except for the fly. Luckily he was wearing pajama pants underneath, but that was just awkward, and it looked trashy. Another reason a lot of my jeans are ripped is because I only buy jeans at Bluenotes and American Eagle because they actually have my size waist. My waist is so small that I wear 28 waist jeans (and thats with a belt, haha). This size is very hard to find and when I do find them, they are often decked out with tiny holes