Ugly Upholstery: Denim Interiors

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 18th, 2011

Last year, Fiat debuted a limited-edition 500C designed by Diesel, the brand-name clothing company. Its interior was trimmed in denim fabric, stitched together in bright yellow thread and even featured a fifth pocket – you know, to give it that jeans look.

At the time, I scoffed at the idea – as jeans seldom look good on anything but pants (need I remind you of men’s denim jackets?). But, as it turns out, the Diesel 500C’s interior didn’t look all that bad. Sadly, the same can’t be said for these copy cats…

Hey, at least they didn’t incorporate that horrid 1980’s acid-wash look into their  seat covers…

9 Responses

  1. Gilbert Hicks says:

    Yea that’s bad I mean ugly bad

  2. RightCoastRods Jeff says:

    that ferrari seat is awesome great idea totally stealing it with all my old jeans

  3. stitcher_guy stitcher_guy says:

    lolol, that first copycat, it doesn’t matter what it was using. It could have been Ultraleather… that is just BAD upholstery. Whoever did those doors should run and hide in shame.

  4. stitcher_guy stitcher_guy says:

    The top pick, I’d be so ashamed of having put work that BAD into a car no matter the material. Why jeans in a Ferrari? But yes, the seat is pretty decently done. I could see it working in a theme car. I’d say photo #3, they just plain ran out of material and needed something. It’s boring, plain and just looks tacky. As for the last photo, Volkswagen actually offered a Denim Bug back in the 70s.

    So it looks like that’s a factory interior in the Bug. While it is still tacky, I can’t badmouth my favorite car. lololol

  5. Mopower76 says:

    AMC also offered a denim version in the early 70’s on the gremlin, pacer, and possibly the whole line. I was thinking AMC was the first to mass produce the bad idea. It is kind of unique now.


  7. fay says:

    Why ugly?I absolutely love denim,even in a car:-)

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