Saturday, 13 September 2014

The Jean Genie

When I was a teenager in the late '60s and early '70s, a pair of distressed Levis or Wranglers (preferably the latter for the fashion conscious) were a badge of distinction, but the distressing was a direct result of wear and washing and took several years to achieve. Tears and holes were patched using a back pocket or another pair of old jeans.

These days you can buy pre-washed jeans as an instant fashion accessory - you can even buy pre-ripped jeans. The currency of a genuine, old pair of jeans has become debased. It's a deplorable state of affairs.

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