Denim has come a long way from the gold mines of California. Mega stars Britney Spears and Tara Reid can regularly be seen sporting the “hole" denim look. Ripped pant legs and starched have comeback with a passion in recent years. “Denim has been around for a long time, and now that the stars have rediscovered it, it doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon, " Said George Johnson of yourdenim.com.
Some designers have really capitalized on the ripped jeans fashion trend. Top fashion stores in New York have been rumored to be selling pre-ripped jeans for more than $150 a pair. $150? For a pair of used jeans? Don’t tell your college economics professor. That’s how strong fashion trends can be. The used is worth more than the new; the damaged outselling the perfect. If it’s good enough for Tara Reid, it’s clearly good enough for the modern consumer. And this trend isn’t confined to women.
Denim jackets for men are now back in style. Can the rest of the 80s wardrobe be too far behind? Maybe. However, let’s not break out the white Miami Vice jackets yet. Though I really did like Pacman and I still get a little nostalgic when passing the local arcade. Wait a minute, do they even have arcades anymore?
“Denim is more versatile than a lot of other fabrics out there. You can rip and tear it and it still looks cool. " said Johnson. Regardless of the current star status of ripped denim, the material is quality and can last a lifetime if cared for properly. Denim: it’s back!
George Johnson writes for yourdenim.com. Yourdenim.com provides articles about denim and denim jeans .