For a while now I have been noticing people wearing Jeans with holes all over them. Some are in their 20’s, 30’s and up to 60 plus, both men and women… but mostly women. I mentioned to Roz I sure felt sorry for all these poor people with holes in their clothes. She said people are paying 2-4 times the market value for a pair of these poor people Jeans to get them with pre-determined and pre-meditated holes…so I checked the Internet…sure enough…it was so. Starting around $40 they went to $200 plus and they are called ‘distressed’ or ‘destroyed’ Jeans. Is there a cultural statement here?
I looked on line for how they make these Jeans and found this answer on Yahoo Answers, “Take one pair of jeans in a size that fit you well. Find one friend with a shotgun. Put “bird load” into the shotgun. Hang the jeans on a clothesline. Shoot at jeans with shotgun. Throw them in wash. Voila! Jeans with holes!” I’m pretty sure there are other ways of doing this whole hole business.
Then I wondered if this fashion phenomenon was some latent psychological desire/impulse to be Holy… I left this idea quickly thinking back on when I had tried to see something spiritual in a mullet haircut. Hey, there are days like that…
“Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.” Jesus