Distress Signals

The recent revolution of men’s clothing for more variable and flexible options has redefined the boundaries between casual and formal. As common weekend pieces like slim chinos and sweatshirts are becoming more acceptable as part of the modern nine-to-five uniform, street wear is being reshaped as a result.

Introducing the one feature that will not appear at any elevated settings – distressed detailing.

Until these last couple of years, distressing on jeans was kept to a minimum for a sleek finish. Now, destructed rips, knee holes, and frayed hems are increasingly popular.


Shirts have seen a similar transformation; while less destroyed, raw trims and distressed holes are apparent.


This detail adds an edge to any outfit, for days when you can exhibit a rebellious attitude against the new casual uniform.

Here are a few of our top picks: