What Is Going On With Everyone's Jeans Right Now?

It shouldn't be this difficult

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Contrary to popular belief, we don't actually hate Justin Bieber. It's a tough situation: a young man thrust beneath the rabid limelight of show business at a vulnerable age. A teenaged dancing monkey asked to hop for the masses, while his every twitch and indiscretion is mercilessly scrutinised (irony, we know). That's going to f**k you up a bit.

Plus, admit it, Sorry is a banger.

But when it comes to the really big issues, like jeans, Justin needs some help.

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Jeans. Jeans are fine by themselves. They don't need those dodgy shorts that you only wear on a Sunday when you're hungover slung over the top of them; even if those shorts are by current streetwear brand du jour Fear of God. Even then.

There's also the small - or big - issue of those rips, a trend that was resurrected by designers like Hedi Slimane during his tenure at Saint Laurent, but has recently been pushed to questionable limits by guys with more than enough money to buy actual jeans.

Which brings us to Adam Lallana, the Liverpool and England footballer who showed a flagrant disregard for both his knees and the structural integrity of his jeans in an interview last week. It's almost rude, Adam.

If you really want to join the ripped masses then just... be cool about it?

From left: ripped jeans, £24.99 by H&M; Distressed raw denim, £400 by Saint Laurent