Though I'm probably going to cling to my skinny jeans until I'm a (stylish!) little old lady, I do really like the baggy/boyfriend jean trend that's picking up steam these days. HOWEVER. What I really, really don't like at all is how so many of them come artfully pre-ripped. I get that some people look super cool in torn up jeans, but frankly I would just feel ridiculous!
I mean, it's one thing if you're a teenager, or if you wear your favorite jeans so much that they actually fade and rip ... but to pay big money for pants with holes? Puh-lease. Take, for example, the pair of jeans shown here...
That pair of Rag and Bone boyfriend jeans with "shredded holes and whiskering" goes for $220 on ShopBop.com! Now, don't get me wrong. I love Rag and Bone, and I'm not opposed to spending a lot of money on a great pair of jeans, on principle anyway (i.e.: I can't afford $200 on one pair of jeans, but I probably would spend that much money if I could and I loved the jeans!). But those holes! They're just silly! Aren't they?
I don't know if this means I'm turning into an old fuddy-duddy, or what. This pair of NSF "Beck" Boyfriend jeans available at Barneys is actually a little more appealing, though the $294 price tag seems totally crazy:
For that much money, a pair of jeans better make my butt look freaking great!
And yet, and yet ... this holey trend is spreading like wildfire. Celebs everywhere are being snapped wearing distressed jeans with holes in them, from Kristin Stewart to Agnyess Deyn (whose jeans are more holes than denim!). And TONS of jeans right now are being sold with holes and frayed spots, from these Washboarn "destroyed boyfriend jeans" with floral patches that peek through the shredded holes, to these Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren patched boyfriend jeans "finished with embroidered patches and repairs."
I would feel super silly sporting these just about anywhere! And I think in general it's a look best left to teenagers.
What do you think? Am I just being a party pooper, or are expensive, deliberately ripped jeans just plain ridiculous?