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Hem and Haw


Worn-in jeans have been the target of enough abuse over the years, but the chino—their more work-appropriate cousin—gets by with an equally egregious offense. Ladies and gentlemen, check your hems.

At some point, it because standard practice to pre-distress hems, for more or less the same reason as jeans. The result seems more authentic and worthwhile, but it’s neither. These particular hems are courtesy of J. Crew, but they’re hardly alone in wearing out hems a little early.

Allow us to say, as the voice of reason: stop it. Please just stop it. Stop it.

Thank you.