Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What's Up With The Ripped Jeans Trend?

I needed a new pair of jeans so I went to Kohl's. It's a store full of glorious items and I knew I'd find what I'd need.

At least I thought I would.

I walked in and searched for jeans and I found this:





And then this:





I blinked, confused. Where were are the normal non-ruined jeans? I walked further and saw these:






"What's happening?" I said out loud, frightening a customer beside me. She scurried away. I suppose I looked perturbed, because a worker asked if I needed help.

"Yes," I answered, flustered. "Do you have any jeans without the rips?"

She smiled. She was either thinking, "Oh man, I KNOW, this ripped trend is ridiculous!" or, "Oh my God lady, get with 2017. No one wears non-ripped jeans anymore." But she showed me regular jeans that I couldn't stick my entire arm through. They were just in the back where the other uncool clothes sit.

I admit, I don't get the torn look. Why on earth would I pay money for ruined jeans? Some people might be all, "But it's the style!" and I'll reply, "But why? Who decided jeans that looked like they were in a fight with a lion or Gary Busey is the style? And why are people going along with it?"



People can wear what they want. But me? I'll always be in jeans that my cat can't stick his face through. Thanks.



Do you wear ripped jeans? 

51 comments:

  1. I don't get the torn look either!!! I just want jeans with no holes in them lol.

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  2. Ugh, I can't stand buying brand new jeans that are already ripped!I don't like the look in general, and they cost far too much to come damaged!

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  3. Distressed is everywhere. There are designer sweatshirts selling for $1000s that are "distressed" aka ripped. Hahaha.
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  4. I remember when they were in style back in the late 80's, but my mom had to rip them for me because they didn't sell them like that.

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  5. ROFL I don't get it either. Like I can't even wear holes in my jeans on casual Fridays at work (it's against policy) so when the hell would I wear them? Around the house? uhhh no 1. I wear leggings around the house and 2. I'll probably get the edges of furniture caught in the holes as I walk by haha
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
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  6. I'm sure if I had holes in my jeans I'd get them caught on something and tear them even more.

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    1. Oh my goodness this would so be me as well, I am forever getting caught on things!

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  7. I don’t like the torn jeans. I still love the classic fit and without any tear on it.

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  8. I totally get what you mean. I avoid jeans and trousers in a general way but it's a bit annoying that they are all ripped when I want something super simple!

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  9. The only ripped jeans I own are the ones I have worn for years and made my own rips in them. Never understood this fad. Why would you pay good money for pair of ripped jeans.

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  10. I get it but I own 1 pair of distressed denim, they're ripped at the knee and they look so good on me. I TOTALLY remember when I bought them too. I bought them on sale with a coupon for under $10. My coupon expired that day and I wouldn't dare let a coupon expire so I grabbed the 1st thing in my size near the register. Now if those jeans weren't $10 and I didn't have a coupon, trust me they'd still be on that rack.

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  11. My question is...how do you not die trying to put them on? Like how do you not get all your body parts caught up in them and then fall flat on your face and then break limbs and pride and....and....why is this happening? Are you cold?
    I'll stick with my "all-together" jeans thanks.

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  12. Haha, I totally agree! I wouldn't want half my leg showing through especially in winter!

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  13. No kidding! If I pay as much as they are asking for jeans I want all the fabric I should get! Guess I have to resort to "mom jeans"

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  14. Funny how ripped jeans cost more than the pants I usually wear. So I guess those brands are getting in a good laugh! I don't get it, and for most of us, I can't imagine that they would actually be functional.

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  15. I would like them slightly ripped but one I'm 49 and matronly so I'd feel ridiculous and second I always wear my jeans at work so they wouldn't be appropriate plus my boss hates them.

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  16. Haha I own a pair or two! Not that much ripped as on your pictures though! When did you grew up? In the 80s or was it 90s the ripped jeans were very in and I guess the trends always come back.

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  17. Hands up I don't get it, and why they cost so much?! Like you can buy a complete pair for more and then you could just mess them up right?

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  18. I prefer more of the distressed look. Not to the extreme though. The ripped jeans look is ok. Just not so much for me.

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  19. I see ripped jeans everywhere and all I can think is “didn’t we do this in the 80s, 90s already?” I swear there are no new ideas left. I a few years they’ll want us in hoop skirts again

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  20. I don't wear ripped jeans either. But that's mostly because I think that my legs would get too cold.

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  21. I'll admit, I own a pair but there is always that one person who looks at you differently when you wear them . Hahaha

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  22. I have one pair with just a few distressed places in them (I asked a friend if I was too old for them). But some of these are just too much. And usually the more holes, the more expensive.

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  23. haha! i only have one pair of this type of jeans and it may look cool but it is one of those trends that easily go out of style i feel!

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  24. I feel like this trend kind of phases in and out every few years. I'm almost certain my kids have had ripped jeans at some point.

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  25. I have a pair of ripped jeans that I love. They only have a few spots where the fabric is more worn then ripped open. I think they are getting carried away with these huge holes in the jeans now.

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  26. I have one pair. They are the kind that have the patches sewed underneath so they really don't have holes, just more distressed looking. They make me feel trendy. I wouldn't wear any of the ones in your pictures.

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  27. I too am not lovin' the ripped jeans trend. When I go shopping for new jeans next week I really hope I can find some that look decent. Otherwise I'll be counting on the jeans I currently have that look 10 years newer than the ones that look like they were discovered in an alley somewhere, dusted off and placed on a clothing rack.

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  28. No, why would I spend money on something that wasn't high quality?! And I do consider not ripped a sign of quality in my clothing. :) I also cannot/will not get on the 'skinny' pant/leggings as pants phenomenon. They look good on NO ONE, period. No exceptions.

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  29. i'm not sure i can buy a pair of ripped jeans... i've honestly never done that, even when it first came into style a decade ago. now ripped jeans are back in style, and i still haven't given into the trend. i feel like my legs would have cold spots all through the winter haha

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  30. I do wear ripped jeans, however I agree it is too difficult to find a non-ripped pair these days! It is just a trend but classics are always good.

    Sondra xx
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  31. Back when I was younger I would have perhaps adopted the trend. Now in my mid-40's I'm not thinking its a look I'm going to embrace.

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  32. My tween daughter and I are just starting to debate fashion. We've compromised and she's not allowed to wear anything ripped to school...or really anywhere where I want her to look respectable. In your room, at home, when you're not going anywhere...ok.

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  33. I've owed a few pairs over the years, but they were only "slightly distressed" not torn everywhere. The only times I wear them when I want to look cute but casual, like running Saturday morning errands. Most of the time I stick with my dark wash skinny jeans though! The fashion trend I really really don't understand is the tshirts with holes in them...

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  34. I love ripped jeans, but I agree some are a bit overdone. For example, I really don't like any of the ones that you photographed.

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  35. Yes I do But my ripped jeans has little and tiny rips that wouldn't even pass for a hole. hahaha. I also wear normal jeans most of the time.

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  36. Wish these pants were the trend when I was a kid. I would have been pretty fashionable.

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  37. Too funny that you had trouble finding intact jeans.. We ripped our own in the 80s - jeans we bought at the Salvation Army for $3.

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  38. Ripped jeans can be super cute in moderation. If your jeans are barely hanging on by a thread, it's not a great look.

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  39. Ugh, I refuse to buy pre-ripped jeans. My kids rip them fast enough!

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  40. I'll admit that I do wear ripped jeans but I am only 21 so I feel like I can get away with it. However, I only wear the ones that you can't see the skin through just where there's the strings going across, I feel like they are more comfortable sometimes and stretch in a different way than some other pants. Most of my jeans are fully intact though so I get where you're coming from, jeans are hard to find as it is now we have to look at those monstrosities like in your pictures too!

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  41. I see so many woman and teens in ripped jeans. I personally do not like the look and would never wear them.

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  42. This is really one of those trends that I will never understand. I thought it was ridiculous a few years ago and think the same now.

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  43. I have to admit that I used to wear jeans like this when I was younger. Now that I am older I cringe even thinking about it.

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  44. I personally like ripped jeans and they can be a great fashion piece. Its best to wear i moderation. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I have to agree with you about the jeans with the holes. Why would people pay for a pair of jeans that are ripped. This is something I will never understand for sure. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  46. I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who finds this trend crazy. I like my jeans non ripped. I didn’t even get it when I was younger. If I didn’t put a hole in it myself I wasn’t going to pay for it.

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  47. I used to wear them but I don't even like jeans anymore. They make me feel itchy! I would have your reaction!

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