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The Distressed Look

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The Distressed Look

I must be getting old but the reasoning behind the distressed look escapes me.
For some time there have been distressed jeans on sale featuring a stone wash effect.
Then came the tatty look with ragged holes.
Now I see girls walking around with tights that look fresh from a war zone Shocked
When I was a kid tatty trousers were normal to play out in because if they weren't tatty before, they were likely to be when you got back home.
If my Daughter had come home with tights in that state her Mum would have had her straight down the doctor's for a check-up.

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Re: The Distressed Look

It escapes me, Strat, but then I'm getting old too. Lips are sealed
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Re: The Distressed Look

it will shock you even more if you saw the cost of some of this 'fashion' Wink
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Re: The Distressed Look

The scruffy look appears to be back in fashion. If it ever really went out of fashion that is. Just look at the number of (usually youngish) people and celebs that presently sport hair-styles that look like they have not seen a brush or comb for ages.
Clothing that has been 'distressed' by the manufacturer nearly always looks fake and unnatural. The 'distress' is always the in the wrong places or overdone. I would not want to stop anyone dressing however they want to, but it does affect my judgement of the wearer when they go out of their way to buy and wear what I think are fake and ugly looking clothes. I do wonder about their judgement as a consequence.
What I think looks really silly though is cars with a rat-look paint and trim applied by the manufacturer. That just screams fake.
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Re: The Distressed Look

This is the sort of thing I am talking about

but I have seen what appears to be DIY job. I fact there is a YouTube video on the subject.

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Re: The Distressed Look

Are they really your legs, strat? Tongue Wink

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Lips are sealed

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Re: The Distressed Look

Ladders in tights are really only suitable for one thing ......... climbing up them !
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Re: The Distressed Look

It used to be a disaster for a lady preparing to go out for the evening.

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Re: The Distressed Look

But not when coming back home in the morning ?