So I've been scanning the internet today for post-Xmas deals on LVC stuff, and I stumbled across 1920s chinos at a great price...but they're riddled with factory made-to-look hobo patches & holes. A few minutes later I found a stunning LVC hunting jacket, and just as I was set to break open my piggy bank & turn my couch upside down to shake out the change in the cracks to help finance it, I clicked on the closeup detail pics to find the jacket splattered with white paint and showing tattered, fraying fabric around the pockets.
I don't mean this to sound facetious & I'm not putting anyone down for whatever it is they're into, but I'm geniunely curious to know what the intrigue is here. Though the only Levi's jeans I've ever worn are used 646/684 that I find at the Southern California swap meets, I can understand why someone who doesn't have such easy access would want a "new" pair of jeans with artificial lived-in hige. What I can't get my mind around, though, is what would lead a body to drop $450 on a new jacket that's intentionally been dragged around the parking lot. Same with the simple white LVC t-shirts with a $100 price tag that have gaping holes in them.
Again, I don't want to start a flaming competition here. It's just that I keep coming across these items commanding top $$$ that appear to be so far beyond the realm of character-lending patina, and I'd be interested in hearing from fellow Levi's enthusiasts on this...