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ONECALMMOM Posts: 6,258
5/25/14 6:22 P

My DD was getting ready to go see some friends last nite and was wearing distressed jeans. She put her phone in her back pocket & it immediately slid out! She said 'I guess I'll have to get used to putting it in the other back pocket.' I seized the opportunity to tell her I could easily distress jeans for her and save her a lot of money. The reply to that statement was: 'But these make my butt look good'. At least they were up high enough and the distressed areas were where it really didn't matter! I'd offer to patch the outer pocket but I doubt she'd see the need!!!! I'm sure my mother had issues with my choices too!

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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5/25/14 2:12 P

Foolish waste of money -- money that most people can't afford to waste.

I am fine with worn jeans, but the wear and tear should happen naturally, for free, as you wear them.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
5/25/14 1:15 P

I don't really care for most fad fashions, including this one. I don't mind if they're a bit bleached looking... but the ones that are basically shredded offend me. Just looks junky.

I do like the feel of clothes once they've been "broken in", and for sturdy fabrics like denim, they have to show a bit of wear to be comfy. But I'm more about comfort than look, thankfully.

5/25/14 12:13 P

I don't

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
5/25/14 12:13 P

I like to distress my own denim by buying it new and crisp and enjoying wearing it for a long, long time as it becomes soft, well loved and pliable. Makes no sense to me to buy it already looking "distressed." :)

Edited by: EMPRESSAMQ at: 5/25/2014 (12:13)
5/25/14 10:58 A

My daughter had some in third grade. The company put colorful patches on the inside. They were so cute. Later when her regular jeans got holes, I copied the patch idea (the patch is on the inside of the pants).

For myself, my jeans need to be nice for work so I wouldn't by them

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,267
5/25/14 8:22 A

idk... to me, distressed jeans that are that way because you've worn them for years and years and managed to get stains and rips in them, are one thing. Buying them that way, is just a waste of money. You've paid for someone else to reduce their life expectancy. I don't have money to waste like that.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
5/25/14 6:49 A

I'm way over distressed denim. I like my jeans dark and crisp. I don't like it when they get old and baggy, much like I'm getting myself!

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5/24/14 12:53 P

Distressed jeans just look sloppy to me, and I've lived through the trend several times now. Didn't like it the first time, don't like it now. But what's worse is the ongoing trend of wearing jeans with the waistband below the butt and the underwear showing. I've seen grown men, in their 30s, who should KNOW better, wearing that style. I've seen younger guys with their pants so low they can't walk in them without holding on to them. One guy I saw attempted to RUN in them--now that was a comical sight, let me tell you. This trend's been around for years now, it really needs to die already.

REBCCA SparkPoints: (408,423)
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5/24/14 10:01 A

Some years ago I bought a distressed denim Ralph Lauren skirt. I still love this skirt. While I agree with MANDIETERRIER1 on "that if you lived through the trend the first time. You should pass on it the second time." there are sometimes exceptions. This is the only distressed denim piece I have ever had or plan to have. I laughed and ignored the instructions that came with it saying "Dry Clean Only"

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5/23/14 9:27 P

I get rid of clothes when they are full of holes, etc. I wouldn't buy any that way.

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5/23/14 7:24 P

Ok for young people...over 40 somethings in ripped jeans...silly

5/23/14 5:57 P

waste of money

TRAVELGO Posts: 3,639
5/23/14 5:23 P


GIVEMEFRIES SparkPoints: (8,868)
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5/23/14 5:07 P

Mmm. Not my thing. I like my skinny jeans.

FAITHP44 Posts: 8,602
5/23/14 3:14 P

I don't like it. I'm way too old for it myself. But there are plenty of looks I dislike more. (Like jeans hanging down below the butt) I'm not surprised the poor jeans feel distressed having holes poked in them like that!

ONECALMMOM Posts: 6,258
5/22/14 2:39 A

I personally don't care for it but it's what the younger generation likes. My daughter has distressed jeans and I told her I could do that for a fraction of what she paid!!!! I figure she's an adult and can spend her hard earned money how she see's fit. I'm not chipping in!!!!

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5/22/14 12:27 A

waste of money

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (565,062)
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5/21/14 11:23 P

Don't like it!

STRONGERLEANER SparkPoints: (172,241)
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5/21/14 8:44 P

I like jeans in various shades of blue, black, are I've seen a couple of colors that I think are okay. I'm not a fan of having holes in my jeans. Holey jeans for me would be something I would wear when painting, helping someone move, or doing lots of baking.

I actually used to buy quite a bit of Liz Claiborne's clothes years ago. I don't shop much now, though, so I can't really comment on the quality of the clothes. I'm disappointed to read that maybe the quality has deteriorated.

*edited for spelling

Edited by: STRONGERLEANER at: 5/22/2014 (16:27)
KELLEYBOO50 SparkPoints: (16,229)
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5/21/14 7:35 P

I don't like it.

QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 12,472
5/21/14 6:59 P

I wouldn't buy them looking that way, but I have one pair that have frayed and faded over the past 15 years or so and they're my favorite!

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,707
5/21/14 3:33 P

I think that fad has worn out it's welcome since at least almost 2 years ago, it looks old fashioned now, what's next?

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
5/21/14 2:23 P

I think it's a waste of good fabric/resources to make these distressed jeans and I think it's a waste of money to buy them.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,459
5/21/14 1:38 P

The people that set trends say, that if you lived through the trend the first time. You should pass on it the second time.

I did the whole stone washed, distressed denim thing. About twenty years ago. I prefer sleek business casual, dark denim.

Liz Claiborne is considered so dated, late 80's. Not even the awesome Isaac Mizrahi could breath life into the brand. So it isn't that expensive anymore. I don't care how low the prices go. I wouldn't be caught dead in Liz Claiborne.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 5/21/2014 (13:41)
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5/21/14 1:27 P

Little did I know I was wearing fashion jeans all those years ago ! LOL.

I do not understand the fashion trend of wearing jeans with holes and tears. Back in the day, I do remember washing my Levi's multiple times in order to take the stiffness out. but that was about it. When you got holes in your jeans, you either repaired them or bought a new pair.

Also, just because a pair of jeans may cost $75+ does it mean they are good quality. That's the one thing I can't stand about women's clothing i.e. the quality. I've found that the quality of women's clothing has decreased over the years, BUT the prices have increased.

Take Liz Claiborne. I do not understand how a person can pay all that money for a polyester shirt. The prices tacked onto women's clothing is just outrageous. I don't know which is more overpriced, jeans or bras.

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5/21/14 1:22 P

I don't like them. Prefer new looking.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
5/21/14 12:29 P


MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (41,031)
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5/21/14 11:05 A

I used to spend hours patching the holes in my husband's jeans when he was working construction - little did I know they were actually "in style"! Personally I think they look awful and are usually way more expensive than non-distressed jeans.

DELRIO1 Posts: 6,486
5/21/14 11:03 A

depends on what you want. I prefer "new" jeans for my money.

5/21/14 10:00 A

I like it, but not with major rips!

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5/21/14 9:22 A


JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,787
5/21/14 9:19 A

This seems to come and go. Was big when I was in college 10 years ago and is back again. It's not my style, and I feel not my age range either. I'm just so happy to find a pair that fit like I like them to that I've been known to buy a couple of identical pairs at once.

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5/21/14 8:45 A

I remember trying to 'fade' my jeans as a teen. You didn't want them to look bleached, but you didn't want them to look brand new either.

as far as buying clothes with holes in them, no thanks. I'm too old for that to be my style, and I'm too practical to pay for worn out clothes.

If that's what you want, maybe check out a thrift shop and get some REAL used clothes?

JEFFGIRL Posts: 11,239
5/21/14 8:44 A

Sloppy looking

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
5/21/14 8:37 A

When I was younger, I would've gone for that hole/frayed look, but now I really don't want to wear clothes that look like that- new or old.
My teenage daughter isn't interested in wearing distressed clothing with holes either.

STEELER71 Posts: 8,048
5/21/14 5:15 A

I think it's a waste of money.

GARDYLOO Posts: 118
5/21/14 4:54 A

It's just a redux of the same trend in the 1980's. I think it's a sad symptom of the Instant Gratification disease in Western culture. It used to be, back in the day, you'd wear a pair of jeans for years until they wore out and maybe you'd have a little pride in having "earned" the holes/stains/etc. That's how it should be. Less waste too!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
5/21/14 4:32 A

You know the current fashion of distressed denim, where holes and frayed spots are created on new articles of denim clothing to create an aged look.

Some people even take a pair of scissors and intentionaly create their own distressed look.

I would never do that to new clothing!

My cousin bought a pair of distressed jeans and my uncle unknowingly offered to mend it! Lol! My cousin immediately told him not too! Lol!

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