Can your holes get loose from too much use? (Holes – part 2)

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society

Mark Twain

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In the previous post we have had a look at the century old practice of wearing clothes intentionally slashed.

Today the topic is about these little holes you see in your distressed t-shirts.

Dsquared2 made it big after Madonna’s appearance on the cover of Interview in March 2001 (linked to her release of the video for “Don’t tell me”), wearing a now iconic T-shirt. Full of holes. Classy holes. 


For use in the summer heat I have a few grey D2 t-shirts that are very lightweight, and that  also have that type of pre-made tiny holes in them. I absolutely love wearing them. Incidentally I have the updated version of Madonna’s Harley-Davidson inspired t-shirt both in white and in black. Total class.

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Note that if your own clothes are not holey enough, you’ll find Youtube DIY videos. See here: Perez Hilton – distressed t-shirt

The problem is that should you accidentally further tear a distressed area, the holes can actually get bigger and no longer look cool.

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“First world problem” I agree. It was my choice to buy something with holes in it to start with, the ragged Calcutta beggar would say to me with a legitimate grin on his face.

Anyhow, after having accidentally inserted a finger (just one) in a small hole, the latter became too loose. I have had to hire the best “petites mains” (literally “little hands”, term used in haute-couture), in other words my local alteration centre, to bring an ugly loose hole back to what it was supposed to be: a cute little hole.

Below is the original accompanying post for Instagram. Not sure many people would have gotten the reference…

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Worse case scenario you could end up wearing something similar to the Balmain Olive green distressed military t-shirt (below), reportedly costing $1650 a few years ago (Huffington post figure; my own research shows that it was actually “only” €394).

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