|Distressed models and jeans!|
|A "pre-aged" shoe|
In a throwaway society I can understand why people are under pressure to buy that patina of age, but the real thing is impossible to reproduce - so why not take the sustainable option of wearing your clothes out yourself, you will probably find they improve with age. Try buying an undistressed pair of jeans and wear them to destruction, they'll look great. Alternatively buy vintage clothes, with the patina already naturally and honestly created for you.
It's a shame we don't respect that patina of age in people as well.
Here are some objects showing an honest patina of age.
|Vintage Irvin flying jacket|
|Photo The Sartorialist|