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  • adj. Describing cloth or clothing that has been tumbled with stones in order to soften the fabric.


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  • "stonewashed", "garment washed", etc. has had about half its useful life removed by the wash process before you first put it on.

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  • At merchandising launches in the mid-90s you would often hear the marketing view that shirts were being specifically devised to go with jeans and perhaps a focus group decided that green was the very hue to accompany stonewashed denim.

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  • Jamaerah was barefoot, wearing only a pair of ragged stonewashed jeans, playing an invisible guitar to “Put Your Lights On,” rocking out while coffee brewed, singing his heart out in perfect pitch, wings spread, eyes closed, and an expression of sheer ecstasy gracing his beautiful face.

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  • A few pairs of rolled-up jeans tumbled onto the bed—one pair black, one pair dark blue, and one pair ripped stonewashed.

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  • The cars are only a simulacra on the road, shaking neon outside Harvey Nichols on one side and the stonewashed government house behind withering trees on Ice Street.


  • He was wearing a black T-shirt with a 1-Up Mushroom from Mario Bros. on the front and a pair of out-of-style stonewashed jeans with combat boots and a long coat.


  • Clarkson & Co'sdogged shilling for a thoroughly modern ie gleefully irresponsible, stonewashed brand of middle age.

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  • I know he claims they're "memory bubbles," but this top sure looks like stonewashed denim to me.

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  • Rahm Emanuel with his security detail stepping out of a car at 11th and U streets NW Saturday night ... in stonewashed jeans and stonewashed denim jacket.

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  • Beaten-up tennis shoes, too-young face, stonewashed blue jeans and grey hair, drinking a Scotch.

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