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How Much Is Too Much When It Comes to Shredded Jeans?

Seeing Audrina Patridge's crazily shredded jeans made me wonder: how much is too much when it comes to shredded jeans? Surely everyone has their limits. Since I'm not into the overly '80s thing, mine is three medium-sized shreds, max. I don't like my denim too brash. I'm curious, what's your limit when it comes to shredded jeans?

From left: Shopbop Custom Denim Super Shred Skinny Jeans ($225), Bebe Carmen Patchwork Skinny Jean ($159), J Brand 921 The Pencil Stretch Jeans ($218).

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iwontfadeout iwontfadeout 7 years
It looks stupid when it's done on purpose (either you were dumb enough to spend a gazillion dollars on shredded designer jeans, or you were dumb enough to take scissors to your brand new jeans) - it's obvious when it's done on purpose.I, however, have a cool pair of accidentally-shredded jeans. They are a pair of jeans (originally just plain blue jeans in girls'/kids' size 16 stretch - good they stretched because I've grown at least half a foot since I bought those jeans) from Limited Too (now known as Justice). Over the years, they've gotten ripped in various places, and sometimes I pluck at the loose threads in the ripped places. I've also gotten paint on them, and I doodle on them when I'm bored. They are awesome. Jeans similar to this are awesome.But it's stupid just to buy designer ripped jeans or to purposely rip non-ripped jeans.
iwontfadeout iwontfadeout 7 years
It looks stupid when it's done on purpose (either you were dumb enough to spend a gazillion dollars on shredded designer jeans, or you were dumb enough to take scissors to your brand new jeans) - it's obvious when it's done on purpose. I, however, have a cool pair of accidentally-shredded jeans. They are a pair of jeans (originally just plain blue jeans in girls'/kids' size 16 stretch - good they stretched because I've grown at least half a foot since I bought those jeans) from Limited Too (now known as Justice). Over the years, they've gotten ripped in various places, and sometimes I pluck at the loose threads in the ripped places. I've also gotten paint on them, and I doodle on them when I'm bored. They are awesome. Jeans similar to this are awesome. But it's stupid just to buy designer ripped jeans or to purposely rip non-ripped jeans.
biarose biarose 7 years
It hardly suits anyone. Especially not girlie girls like Audrina Patridge.
marisaoswald marisaoswald 7 years
It's funny because I work in denim and hate all the "trends" on jeans. Just give me a nice straight leg, solid wash with no holes or rips, and I'm happy. This trend is everywhere right now! Although I do have a pair of jeans I love and wore so much they ripped at the knee by themselves...
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
welcome back to the 80's when r we going to buy dark jeans and bleach them
Chelle_Belle Chelle_Belle 7 years
While I don't really like the jeans for other reasons, the Bebe pair in the middle seem to have some sort of sheer under-piece, which makes the shreds better.
ren_kr ren_kr 7 years
i think they look really cool and have that definite rockish hoboish vibe, but I can't imagine actually wearing it in real life w/o looking like you can't afford a nice pair of undamaged jeans.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I wish I could find jeans I love at AE that are not torn up ... it's so annoying.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Three smaller cuts is a good amt. Yeah - I don't understand ppl buying them for so much $ - I have a pair of capris that are shredded a little but got them at a discount store for $20.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
the J Brand jeans on the right could be the most hideous jeans I have seen in a long time. I can't stand white jeans to begin with, but ugh, that cut is horrible!
VintageBabe VintageBabe 7 years
well you don't need to spend a lot money,you can just shred your old pair of jeans :p
MissSophia MissSophia 7 years
I just dont get this trend. What's the point of spending SO much money on a pair of tattered jeans? I just don't like the look, it's so...hobo.
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