Crime of Fashion? ASOS busted knee jeans

busted knee jeans

ASOS busted knee jeans, £32

When we asked you for your thoughts on boyfriend jeans earlier this week, a couple of you commented that while you don’t mind the style of them, you’re not so keen on deliberately distressed denim. We’d have to concur with that: while we don’t mind a little bit of distressing on a casual pair of jeans, we definitely wouldn’t want to pay a lot of money for a look we can easily achieve just by rummaging around in the back of the closet until we find that old pair of jeans that have seen better days, but which we keep around just in case we decide to do a bit of DIY or gardening in them.

When it comes to the look above, though? Yeah, we think we’ll pass on that one: mostly because this poor model looks like she’s just had to crawl five miles on her hands and knees, and now her best pair of black skinnies are totally busted as a result. Also: unless you’re planning to wear tights underneath them (Tights and skinnies REALLY doesn’t sound like a comfortable combination to us, but each to their own), wouldn’t your knees get super-cold in these? Are freezing knees a THING now? Did we miss that memo?

Still, at £35, at least these aren’t a particularly expensive way to get the “busted knee” jeans. We guess we COULD argue that cutting the knees out of an old pair of your existing jeans would be even cheaper, but … you got that, didn’t you? We thought so.

So: are these a crime of fashion? And does anyone else feel a powerful compulsion to draw little smiley faces on the model’s knees, or is that just us?


  • October 23, 2013


    I don’t think my knees are pretty enough to highlight them…
    Honestly, I don’t get this trend and distressed jeans in general are not my cup of tea.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  • November 19, 2013


    I like them, so much so I actually bought them only to find out they were so skinny I couldn’t get my foot through the foot hole. Disappointing!

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