'Antiquing' on other types of clothing?

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  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Anyone else a fan of 'antiquing' on other types of clothing?

    For example, a favorite old dress shirt with fraying on the edges of the cuff and collar?

    Or an old wool sweater with a few small holes in it? (which [barely] allow the showing through of the colorful dress shirt underneath)

    A vintage suit with a little wear on the front of the pants and the elbows?

    Dress shirts with a few chips in the MOP buttons.

    And of course, jeans with tons of wear, rips, and stains.

    Definitely not for a real formal occasion, but I really like the way clothing such as this looks when worn in a more casual setting. Shows that you purchased high-quality clothing, but didn't treat it as a prescious item. Merely, you loved it so much and wore it all the time that it developed some wear patterns without falling apart completely.
     


  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Once I peed on a Emporio Armani suit and tried to sell it on EBAY...
     


  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Once I peed on a Emporio Armani suit and tried to sell it on EBAY...

    LOL. Did you ask for extra $$ due to the rarity of the patterning?
     


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    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Worn in oxfords and chinos are great.
     


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    thinman Senior member

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    I love my "antiqued" oxford shirts. This past season, several designers were selling "distressed" polo shirts with frayed collars, etc. This faux antiquing gagged me (I wonder why it doesn't bother me on shoes?).
     


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    coatandthai Senior member

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    Once I peed on a Emporio Armani suit and tried to sell it on EBAY...

    Urine a lot of trouble, boy! [​IMG]
     


  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    While I appreciate the concept of patina, I generally stop short of stains and holes in regards to clothing. That said, I do have some stained and battered furniture, although the abuse was inflicted generations ago.
     


  8. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    While I appreciate the concept of patina, I generally stop short of stains and holes in regards to clothing. That said, I do have some stained and battered furniture, although the abuse was inflicted generations ago.

    Not so much stains - that's another issue altogether. Rather, lovingly worn and faded areas on your favorite articles of clothing.
     


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    batorizer Senior member

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    i've got a lamb skin coat that i sport. I love it when it starts to get cool so i can break it out. I've had it since i was 17, i think. so 6 years. It has some nice wear on it. theres a spot on the left arm that got some battery acid on it when i had to carry my car battery a 1/4 mile to walmart for a new one. it made it kind of blotchy AND even more unique to me!
     


  10. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Maybe on leather jackets, marine-wear (like white tee with once dark blue vertical stripes now light-purple): everything else pretty much screams "poor care" of oneself.

    !luc
     


  11. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    some of the boss stuff that's now in stores is antiqued, frayed collars and all! What will they think of next?
     


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