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Ripped or Unripped (I posted in the wrong one before oops, sorry newbie)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JaredK7, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. JaredK7

    JaredK7 Active Member

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    I was wondering what everyone prefered. Ripped or not Ripped jeans. I personally shy towards the ripped side, I like the rustuc look. What about others?
     
  2. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    You're likely not going to find a lot of ppl on this forum who like ripped jeans just so you know.
     
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    Arethusa Senior member

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    Ripped is for farmer.
     
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    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    QFE. And Jared, I get the impression that you're asking about buying jeans pre-ripped, which is a hell no in my book. It's also more or less out in the big urban areas, and on its way out in the wider market.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    preripped jeans = A&F fratboy look.
     
  7. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I have only one pair of ripped jeans, a pair of distressed Diesels. The only reasons I got them were that they were dirt cheap on eBay and are a cotton/linen blend which works REALLY well in the summer for, say, going to the beach (a lot more bearable when there is high humidity). But in general I would never buy ripped jeans. Avoid!
     
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    ripped is only good if you ripped them in the process of wearing... then you should repair them.
     
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    Many on this forum want you to distress your own denim authentically.

    So all you have to do is jump from a few moving cars, a few slips with a chainsaw here or there, another couple scolds of hot coffee and you should be right on fashion wise [​IMG]
     
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    Homme Senior member

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    Unripped. They don't let you into the casino here if you have ripped jeans.
     
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    I thing agree with the comments that rips are best when they happen on their own. More of a story behind it.
     
  12. JaredK7

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    All the opinions are interesting, but it does seem majority unripped.
     
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    pre-ripped jeans disgust me.

    the only rips, tears, and so on should come from actual wear. buying it that way is stupid. and, imho, it always looks fake anyway.
     
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    jean_connoisseur23 Senior member

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    natural rips are way better but clean denim is my choice
     
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    Natural rips and tears can look pretty cool, in my opinion, but buying pre-ripped jeans is pretty ridiculous.
     
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    So no one here would distress their denim in an unnatural fashion, ie. with sand paper, razor blade, howitzer, etc.? Only distressing by wearing them often?

    Aren't you worried that by the time it takes to get the distressed look that that style of denim is way gone?
     
  17. Goblin

    Goblin Senior member

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    So no one here would distress their denim in an unnatural fashion, ie. with sand paper, razor blade, howitzer, etc.? Only distressing by wearing them often?
    To some extent, even just "not washing" is "unnatural" if it's a deviation from how you'd normally treat a pair of jeans. I think "not washing" is acceptable because a) it falls closer to the "natural" side of the spectrum, b) the jeans gain "character" to the extent that it's possible for mass-produced consumer goods to do so, and c) we are deeply weird.

    In my old hometown, there was a brief craze during which kids were taking their jeans out, draping them over a barbed-wire fence post, and shooting them with buckshot to create holes. Kind of a neat effect once the jeans were washed a few times.

    Well, a bunch of forum members wear jeans that were in style in 1947, and a bunch more wear basic "anti-fit" jeans that don't really go in or out of style. Some jean cuts, I could have worn in 1986 or 1996 as well as I can wear them now.

    There's also the fact that many SF members consider themselves above mainstream style trends. [​IMG]
     

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