Thankfully, the longstanding trend of distressed jeans is finally fading into the American Eagle bargain bin of eternity. From time to time, you still see a pre-faded t-shirt or pre-torn jacket on the rack. The fact of the matter is that if you've been a grown-ass man long enough to have actually worn out the clothing, it may be a bad idea to sport distressed gear. Leave the ripped shirts and holed pants to people who still count stumbling drunkenly home from the bar as a hobby. At a certain age, the ripped and torn look will stop looking edgy and start looking like you have fallen on hard times.