Distressing

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.
Post Reply
User avatar
denimini
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 2304
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:50 am
Location: Outback Australia

Distressing

Post by denimini »

I purchased one of these skirts in blue and would be keen to have one in grey
Image
.............. until I saw the front of it. Damn, what has gone on here. Mine is undamaged and intact and cost half the price.
Image

I wonder about what the such a garment depicts:
"It was vicious but I survived"
"I need a new washing machine"
"I have lots of money but pretend that I don't"
"I have a pet tiger cub"

I also wonder it the "distressing" process is manual or automated and how someone could take pride in their handwork.
"I am home darling, I just destroyed another 300 skirts today".
If it is done by machine, I wonder what the OH&S issues are in operating it.

I wonder if the previous owner of this one can walk.
Image
.......... or sit down
Image

And more .............
Image
The description includes " Small mark bottom right - May come out with spray. Priced accordingly."
https://picclick.com.au/One-teaspoon-De ... 17454.html

It is not like they are all going cheap
Image

.............................. please explain.
Anthony, a denim miniskirt wearer in Outback Australia
User avatar
Kirbstone
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 4668
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:55 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: Distressing

Post by Kirbstone »

Yes, it is indeed 'distressing', and I wouldn't go there !

Tom
Carpe Diem......Seize the Day !
User avatar
howardfh
Distinguished Member
Posts: 121
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:43 pm

Re: Distressing

Post by howardfh »

They look as distressed as a pair of tights of mine which were put in the wash with a garment that had a velcrose fastener. :oops:
User avatar
r.m.anderson
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 2244
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:25 pm
Location: Bloomington MN USA

Re: Distressing

Post by r.m.anderson »

howardfh wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:04 pm
They look as distressed as a pair of tights of mine which were put in the wash with a garment that had a velcrose fastener. :oops:
Washing something delicate with another item with velcro is a death sentence of a thousand hooks and barbs.
AND when you are through washing a load find you are missing a sox or something else check the velcro magnet
Always wash clothing with velcro separately best solution !


In photo 1 of the OP post - one is looking at the back of the skirt -
the next photo (2) is hard to explain - how does this distressed feature attack the front of the skirt ?

The photo 3 - what happened here - got shot with a shotgun double "O" buck or some kind of new fangled branding iron ?

Photo 4 - what is with the orange zig-zag stitch ? Jeans have double stitching at fabric joining

As for photos 5 & 6 - enough of this fashionable rubbish -or- is this the runway fashion of the outback ? LOL !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
User avatar
Uncle Al
Moderator
Posts: 2896
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:07 pm
Location: Duncanville, TX USA

Re: Distressing

Post by Uncle Al »

#3 & 4 looks like someone just cut the legs off of a pair of jeans.
Still to short for me :oops: ;)

Uncle Al
:mrgreen: :ugeek: :mrgreen:
Kilted Organist/Musician
Grand Musician of the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Texas 2008-2009, 2015-2016,
2018-2022(and the beat goes on ;) )
When asked 'Why the Kilt?'
I respond-The why is F.T.H.O.I. (For The H--- Of It)
partlyscot
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 870
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:05 pm

Re: Distressing

Post by partlyscot »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6iV7qbHkHY

"Distressed" jeans etc is one of the stupidest fashions I have seen. I think it's even worse than baggy jeans below your ass.

FFS, if you really want a pair, surely you can do it yourself? My local thrift store would sell you jeans like that for a dollar!
Gusto10
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 791
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:07 pm

Re: Distressing

Post by Gusto10 »

WhatsApp Image 2021-03-30 at 16.57.40.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
crfriend
Master Barista
Posts: 12107
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:52 pm
Location: New England (U.S.)
Contact:

Re: Distressing

Post by crfriend »

No. Just, no. Trashed clothes belong in the recycle bin or the skip. Do not pass Go. do not collect $200. Trash.
Retrocomputing -- It's not just a job, it's an adventure!
STEVIE
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 2272
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:01 pm
Location: North East Scotland.

Re: Distressing

Post by STEVIE »

crfriend wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:35 pm
Do not pass Go. do not collect $200. Trash.
Fashion or there is no accounting for taste?
Steve
User avatar
Fred in Skirts
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 3211
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:48 pm
Location: Southeast Corner of Aiken County, SC USA

Re: Distressing

Post by Fred in Skirts »

As I have stated before anyone who wears clothes like these and are not destitute should be sent home to put on some decent clothes. I had a friend who made a lot of money buying 2nds and shooting them with a shotgun and hitting them with rocks etc. and then sold them for 10 times what he paid for them. Made a fair amount of the $$$$.
As far as I am concerned they are not fashion they are garbage.
Fred :kiltdance:

"The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle."


"It is better to be hated for what you are than be loved for what you are not" Andre Gide: 1869 - 1951
User avatar
JeffB1959
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 1637
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:19 pm
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Distressing

Post by JeffB1959 »

Fashion, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What we view as unpalatable looks like a million dollars to the people who choose to wear such items.
I don't want to LOOK like a woman, I just want to DRESS like a woman.
STEVIE
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 2272
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:01 pm
Location: North East Scotland.

Re: Distressing

Post by STEVIE »

JeffB1959 wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:49 pm
What we view as unpalatable looks like a million dollars to the people who choose to wear such items.
Exactly Jeff and also that what we choose to wear is unpalatable to an awful lot of other folks too.
The fact is that there is no harm being done other than to upset some sensibilities and I do that daily anyway.
Steve.
Post Reply