Holey clothes! LnA Ripped V Tee

"It's 'edgy', OK?"

"It's 'edgy', OK?"

On the plus side, this only costs £24.11, which isn’t TOO extortionate. (Although it WAS £40. Yes.)

On the minus side, however: £24?! For something that looks like THIS? And people are willingly going out and spending money on a brand-new-but-looks-old pre-ripped t-shirt? So they can look, like, really cool and edgy and be all, “Oh, hai, I totally just pulled this out of the dumpster this morning! No, of course I didn’t go and buy a brand, spanking new t-shirt that looks like I’ve had it for ever? Do I look stupid?”

Umm, well, you DID ask…

Would you pay for a t-shirt that looks like this, readers? Your answers to this are important: we have a bunch of ancient white t-shirts burning a hole in our closet, you see, and we’re thinking scissiors, eBay, hello easy money! What do you think?

LnA Ripped V Tee, £24.11

18 Comments

  • November 30, 2009

    SnapandPrint

    I would not pay for a shirt like that. I am sure I have old v-necks I could rip up for free to achieve the same look if I so desired, which I do not.
    .-= SnapandPrint´s last blog ..Things I Love Round-Up. =-.

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  • November 30, 2009

    Aanjo

    No chance, none at all.

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  • November 30, 2009

    EricB

    How long would it last? How many times in the laundry would it take to destroy the shirt completely? These holes are not seamed so they will rip open further if not handled with extensive care. The same goes for ripped tights, but whereas the latter look punky, the shirt looks trashy.

    So it’s a definitive no thank you from me.

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  • November 30, 2009

    Melanthios

    1. That shirt is way too thin to even hide the bra underneath, which means it’s useless as a shirt.

    2. Cap sleeves. Ew.

    3. Wtf I prefer the holes in my clothing to come about because I wear the clothing so much and love it so much.

    4. The holes aren’t even in places that MAKE SENSE.

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  • November 30, 2009

    Katie

    I wouldn’t even pay a dollar for this shirt. I’ve never understood the whole “distressed, worn-out” kind of look that everyone wears. I think clothes with holes in them just look trashy.

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  • November 30, 2009

    Genny

    I did this to a shirt once for my little brother’s Halloween costume. It took me a few minutes to scissor up. It’s sort of the easiest fashion DIY you could do. Then there is the whole “why would you buy a ripped shirt” thing.
    .-= Genny´s last blog ..Gobble Gobble =-.

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  • November 30, 2009

    naomi

    i would suggest one could make this fairly easily
    here’s how
    1. get a cheap men’s undershirt…if you bargain right you could even get a multipack of shirts for half the price of that one
    2. cut/burn/chew/tear/let yer cat do “happy paws” on said shirt
    3. put shirt on
    4. enjoy til the winter wind blows through the holes and you wake the eff up out of it and put on a holeless shirt

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  • November 30, 2009

    zeezee

    The whole “distressed clothes” shebang is just laziness & daylight robbery. I mean, IF the style appeals to you, at least put some effort into it and go the whole hog: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34324377 – now THAT is “distressed” done right. May still not be your cuppa, but at least someone thought about it, design-wise.

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  • November 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I actually like this, although I would wear something underneath. I like the trend in general but i’m not sure I really like this shirt, there are too many holes and they look randomly placed

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  • December 1, 2009

    Ellen

    I would never buy this shirt, but it might be fun to make it, as recommended by naomi, and wear it with a brightly colored undershirt. Sure, it looks a little trashy, but it might work.

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  • December 1, 2009

    Leigh

    The thing that bothers me about pre-distressed clothing, other than the fact that it’s usually Daylight Robbery, is that it’s an attempt to get that punk-rock aesthetic while completely missing the point of it. I mean, back in my day, (she said, waving her cane), the holes in my clothes were honestly come by, and the safety pins served a purpose. (As did the second pair of pants public indecency laws required me to wear under my favorite jeans. Can you tell I was a complete and utter fashion criminal when I was a teen?)
    .-= Leigh´s last blog ..Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow =-.

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    • December 1, 2009

      Melanthios

      I always wondered about this, so forgive me if this question points out how clueless I am about the punk subculture… Um, what about sewing the holes? With colourful embroidery floss? Is that… maybe that’s too hippie-like? Is it? I’m genuinely curious, please don’t think I’m being sarcastic. ._.

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      • December 1, 2009

        naomi

        all my punk friends that actually sewed things used dental floss for the strength (and/or street cred) lol
        and i had several friends who took random material and sewed patches upon patches upon patches over holes in their jeans…seeing spiderman on yer buddy’s crotchpatch is something one doesn’t easily forget

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      • December 3, 2009

        Leigh

        Well, eventually your jeans get to a point where the fabric is too worn to hold stitches. I did have some awesome patches on some of my jeans, though.
        .-= Leigh´s last blog ..Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow =-.

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  • December 1, 2009

    Romanticide

    looks incredibly cheap. I prefer buying a cheap shirt and rip it apart.
    .-= Romanticide´s last blog ..Lo último en pura prosa que leí (por gusto) fue: =-.

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  • December 1, 2009

    5am

    i have a t shirt like that, but it was from bugs chomping on my shirts and not on purpose.

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  • December 11, 2009

    Selena

    Did like you leave your shirt in the woods or something?

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  • January 1, 2010

    Jenn

    I have an old Arizona State t-shirt that I’ve owned for 20 years that has similar holes in almost the exact same places. I use it to paint in. I have never once looked at it and thought, this is a fashion statement.

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