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Sat, Aug. 12th, 2006, 03:52 pm
optissima: Poverty chic

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!

Sun, Aug. 13th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)

Rather be dead than look like a bag lady? Where's the fun in that? Personally, I enjoy ratty jeans; that is to say, I enjoy jeans I've worn so much that they've become comfortable enough to feel as though showing off my knees is the right thing to do. Now, that's not to say I'd EVER buy the pre-ripped jeans from the store; no, I would rather be dead than subject myself to that basest of humilitaions. I do, however, prefer my own personalized rips and tears. Gives the jeans character, I feel. Let them rip how they will; I will wear them regardless.

But yes, a full agreement on the pre-ripped shite that taints modern clothing lines. It saddens me that kids these days are too lazy to let their leggings gain natural wear-and-tear.

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
optissima: Slob as I wanna be

I enjoy jeans I've worn so much that they've become comfortable enough to feel as though showing off my knees is the right thing to do

As do I. I wear plenty of ratty-ass things that any same person would have discarded long ago. I can't get rid of them because they're so danged comfortable... and it's almost like their ratty-ass-ness is part of my personal history. I've EARNED the right to look like a slob, dammit! If you don't want to waste time letting your clothes get beat up naturally, at least do it yourself with razor blades or a belt sander or something. Hell, you could even just tie it to a rope and drag it behind your car for a few miles. At least that way, your artificial wear and tear is personalized. Sheesh.

By the way, have you ever actually tried on the pre-ripped jeans? They're breezy like the real deal, but stiff like new ones. It's very weird.

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)

I managed to get a new pair and I didn't realize they were "worn" at the cuffs until I wore them. Regardless they're my favorite jeans now.

Hmmmmm....I like that word. Cuffs. Cuffffffffs.