Who Wears Shredded Jeans?

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    May 27, 2015 3:00 AM GMT
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    NYT: Distressed denim turns punk rock’s bad attitude into a commodified style for those with the social capital to dress in tatters.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/magazine/who-gets-to-wear-shredded-jeans.html
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    May 27, 2015 5:01 PM GMT
    *rises up hand*
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    May 27, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
    Do "cut-offs" w/ carefully managed fringe count? icon_cool.gif
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    May 27, 2015 8:49 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidDo "cut-offs" w/ carefully managed fringe count? icon_cool.gif


    Awwwwww! I just waxed nostalgic for the 70s.
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    May 27, 2015 10:23 PM GMT
    woodsmen said03mag-03onclothing-t_CA4-mediumThreeByTw

    NYT: Distressed denim turns punk rock’s bad attitude into a commodified style for those with the social capital to dress in tatters.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/magazine/who-gets-to-wear-shredded-jeans.html


    "Commodified style" is no style at all. One only gets to wear tattered jeans stylishly if those are one's OWN jeans bought pristine dyed-denim blue! Anything else is ersatz.
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    May 27, 2015 11:06 PM GMT
    Who wears pre-shredded jeans? Hmmm... over privileged pseudo-hipsters (even worse than an actual Hipster) with some romanticized idea that "White Trash" is ironically hip. From there, mall rats and fat girls. Finally, from there - OBLIVION!
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 28, 2015 12:37 AM GMT
    I wouldn't be caught dead in shredded jeans. No thank you.
  • Bunjamon

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    May 28, 2015 4:47 AM GMT
    Sorry, I prefer shredded guys in jeans. Why pay more for clothes with holes in them alreadyicon_question.gif
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    May 28, 2015 5:58 AM GMT
    Only those actually shredded in the course of farm work. Those machine-made stains look so incredibly stupid. Seriously, are those fat girls so lazy that they can't get some authentic stains by working for an afternoon?

    I used to have a few pairs that had the tears stitched up with fishing line. Um... there may have been a few little crimped-on lead weights and brass swivels still in the line. Embroidery! icon_lol.gif Damn. I should have marketed the bitches and got rich.

    Actually, my favorite soft flannel shirt of the 80's was stitched up like that. Eventually, it got so old that one day I was hiking up a trail and it got snagged on an overhanging branch, and it just gave up. Totally fell off my body icon_redface.gif
  • buddycat

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    May 28, 2015 8:19 AM GMT
    Like these? Only $1295 for beat up jeans made by D & G:
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    May 28, 2015 12:34 PM GMT
    buddycat saidLike these? Only $1295 for beat up jeans made by D & G:
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    If I wore something like that at my age the assumption would be I'm a homeless bum, and people would stop to advise me where I could get a decent pair of free jeans from a charity outlet.

    If I were young enough to wear those jeans I'd simply make them myself and save the money. Just like we did our own tie-dyes in the 1960s, and made cut-off shorts with fringed edges (as with tie-dye, the trick is in the washing machine & dryer).
  • BloodFlame

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    May 28, 2015 1:40 PM GMT
    No, I never wore those kinds of jeans before but I remember when they were popular at my high school lol.
  • McStudMuffin

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    May 28, 2015 4:50 PM GMT
    I don't have a problem with distressed jeans as long as they dont look TOO distressed. The problem with jean shopping (at least at the stores I shop at... I can only shop at certain jean stores cuz of my small waist and long legs) and its tough to find jeans without even a little distress in them.
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    May 28, 2015 4:53 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidSorry, I prefer shredded guys in jeans.
    I prefer shredded guys out of their jeans.
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    May 28, 2015 10:01 PM GMT
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  • Antarktis

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    May 29, 2015 10:49 AM GMT
    buddycat saidLike these? Only $1295 for beat up jeans made by D & G:
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    These look like my work pants
  • buddycat

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    May 29, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    buddycat saidLike these? Only $1295 for beat up jeans made by D & G:
    NMN36QN_mk.jpg


    This is how me and my friends dressed in high school. As a teenager, sure why not? As a man in his mid forties? That would truly be pathetic.


    Me, too. Jeans that get a hole get tossed. The D&G jeans are on pre-order at Neiman Marcus from their
    "Internalized Homophobia" line. I wore jeans like this when younger too:
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