These Levi's jeans remind me of somethign that bug me about distressed clothing. In jeans and clothing, and really anything in life, I think people are looking for authenticity and 'realness'. This is the idea behind worn-in jeans and chuck taylors and things like that. Think of the most influential bands of the last few decades, like Nirvana for example, they were popular because they were earnest and people could sense they were genuine about their music. Alongside, Cobain's grunge dress style was then popularized. The thing is, that sense of aloof stylishness, that percieved lack of effort is very difficult to capture, there is no checklist or formula for it. That's why I find jeans like the Levi's scarred so tacky and ineffective in the style they are trying to achieve. Their ingenuine, false. Does anyone agree with me, or do you guys feel the end aesthetic look prevails over a need for 'realness' or any kind of context. O rmaybe i'm just stating the obvious.