I never got the idea of walking around in jeans with holes in them.
Maybe I don't get fashion or style, maybe it's because I'm the child of immigrants who were very concerned with not looking shabby. But whenever I'd watch Beverly Hills 90210 and I'd see a character rocking ripped denim, I would say to myself, "What is wrong with them? Do they think that looks cool?"
And maybe there is something to be said about the "rough and tumble" look.