It was bad enough a few years ago when just about the only jeans you could find had a jackass stripe. But I think the jackass stripe eventually evolved into one of the most idiotic trends ever: Will this stupid trend of "distressed" clothes please just die already?
Seriously, what is the appeal of buying new clothes that look like they came from a dumpster? Why would anyone pay twenty or thirty (or sometimes a lot more) dollars for a new T-shirt that probably won't survive more than two trips through the washing machine? Who wants new jeans that look like they've been worn all day every day for the last six months?
And if the trend itself isn't stupid enough for you, go through a rack of distressed stuff sometime. Not only is each item full of rips, holes and/or stains, but each pair has EXACTLY THE SAME rips, holes and/or stains. Am I the only one who thinks that's kind of pathetic and sad? There's so much of these clothes that there's not much else in the store
I guess I'll just keep wearing the stuff I already have until it looks like this supposedly fashionable "new"crap. Maybe some other stupid trend will have taken over by then. But there's no way I'm going to pay for the privledge of looking like a bag lady. I'D RATHER BE DEAD!