I'm all for fashion trends and what have you, really I am, but J. Crew? This is not exactly surprising behavior from you, but in such lean economic times, it seems a bit frivolous to release these...
Here is the description for these pants taken straight from the horse's mouth (J.Crew website):
"To achieve the timeworn charm of those pants you simply can't part with, we garment-dyed and destroyed these chinos for 400 minutes, then carefully repatched and washed them to look like you've worn them for years (and lovingly doctored yourself)."
All for the low-low price of 75 bucks. Pants that have been ripped and pulled and worn and repatched.
I know, I know, we all lusted over jeans that were ripped and torn back in the day, but considering that J. Crew markets their items to the thirtysomething crowd (at least, I'm pretty sure our age bracket is included in their target consumer group), you'd think they'd take into consideration that we are now growing up, having families, actually thinking more about saving and planning ahead and such. Hopefully not thinking about spending 75 bucks on pants that look like they came from the bottom of the pile of clothes that's been sitting on the closet floor.
They must take me for a fool.