pre-distressed love


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  • adj. already distressed before purchase, artificially made to look worn and old (usually applied to clothes or furniture)


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  • Once in a while, brand-new pre-distressed clothes can look exceptional, like the $455 Dolce & Gabbana paint-splattered jeans for men and women that, alas, I passed up in the late 1990s.

    Old Clothes

  • Architect Leonard Fusco, of GF55 Partners, which designs apartment buildings that generally look more like new-age dormitories than places where anyone really builds a life, has rimmed the building's front windows in heavy frames of custom bull-nose brick with panels of pre-distressed aluminum running vertically between.

    High Line Hits a Snag

  • Anyone want to buy used, I mean pre-distressed, Carharts for $300?

    Authenticity: If You Have to Ax, You Can't Afford It

  • In fact, in the event that the cargo bike becomes Fixed-Gear 2.0, I plan to market a line of color-coordinated and pre-distressed empty cardboard boxes that people can simply keep on their bikes at all times for instant "load cred."

    Fully Loaded: Excessive Packaging

  • Even that bag would probably fetch a tidy sum, as it's fashionably pre-distressed, and nothing says "street cred" like the stench of canal water.

    Hand Luggage: Bike Builders and Lady-Killers

  • I think that they come pre-distressed and disabled...

    What's In A Name: The Key to Victory

  • Since my car was pre-distressed and customized by encounters with hard objects, and theirs were not, they knew I had nothing left to lose and would pause to allow my entry onto their misnamed expressway. robrt8

    Mexican Drivers

  • Apparently the wrinkles are supposed to represent the topography of Alpe d'Huez, though they really just look like buttsweat-induced creases, and at first I glance I thought this one was pre-distressed from the factory.

    Take a Seat: The Problem of Saddle Theft

  • Explaining to the rookie in the pre-distressed messenger outfit how to ride in traffic was the best part.

    I'm Back: Did I Miss Anything?

  • I never understood the mentality behind buying pre-distressed clothes.

    Firefly Ship Works Ltd. » Blog Archive » Quick Poll: Distressed vs. Pristine


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