You could therefore also say that whiskers, honeycombs, stacks, and hell, even fades look stupid, it's just fading indigo, there's no 'purpose'. If you're into raw denim then stained shoes come with the territory. If this bothers you so much then either buy darker shoes or screw raw denim, buy yourself a pair of light stonewash 501's, and be done with it. This is like building up a 12-inch drop and then complaining that your callused hands aren't dainty anymore.
6/6/12 at 11:34pm