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01-04-2004
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great tips guys

I know you all haven't talke about this but I guess I will anyways . if you are trying to change the color in any way (lightening or darkening) DON'T USE BLEACH! It will look cool (and put nice holes in your pants) the first time you wear them, but after each wash, the holes get bigger, and bigger, and bigger, until you might as well not be wearing pants at all....

hope that helped!

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i use sandpaper.
I just bought some sandpaper today...simply rub it on the spots that I want distressed?

I will try the cheese grater technique as well.

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I've said it before; I'll say it again...

Never distress to the point where the item looks the way you want it to ultimately end up. Otherwise, after it washes, you'll have five times the destruction of what you intended. A little goes a LONG way. When I was into this kinda thing, I filed some spots on a pair of jeans until they looked a bit worn. I didn't make any holes or anything. But after I washed them a few times, there were holes/tears/frays everywhere. They looked terrible. And I learned my lesson. Good thing they were cheap jeans.

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^^^Thanks Alex.

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What is the best way to distress jeans?
Now that spring is here, I want to distress my jeans. Please give me some tips on how to make holes and tears in my jeans -- without it looking like I distressed them myself.


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there were already some threads on this

http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...tressing+jeans

http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...tressing+jeans

they have a variety of ideas hope this helps

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thanks for the tips. i am going for the distressing effect on the jeans of the second guy from the right in this recent dolce and gabanna ad.

is there a special technique to make the big holes? should i cut the jeans open and then distress around the tears? or just use an abrasive surface (cheese grater, sandpaper, razor, pumice etc) until the hole is big enough?
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New JEANS Old
Hey guys, this old look jeans trend is mindblowing
And its rockin more and more day by day
I first thought it was a passing fad but ever since I started wearin these old rugged jeans, I cant think of wearin clean net tidy pressed jeans any more

they gotta be rugged, sexy, frayed and rockin

here are some household tips to create these effects on your old neat looking jeans without wash effects

1. use a nail cutter to pinch of small portions of fabric from between the double needle stitches of your jeans, speciall frt and back pocket and bottom hem, scrub the pinched portions using a 100 grit sand paper and then wash standard
wallah! u get what u want

2. for staining jeans prepare a paste of turmeric powder and used tea leaves, put it in a wet soft cotton white cloth, fold it and use it like a pen to stain parts and portions of your jeans, this look particularly looks good on bleached jeans

3. for retaining the colour of your jeans, soak overnight in concentrated salt water and then wash inside out

tell me if anythin works for you or if you wanna know somethin more bout washing jeans

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check out this diesel stuff...freaky
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Making the Distressed/Destroyed Jean Look
Sorry if this is in the wrong part of forum but, I was wondering how to make the distressed/destroyed jean look. I'm sick of buying Abercrombie or Hollister jeans that everybody already has and I would like to be more original and I might even put some patches on them or something. So if someone could help me that would be great!

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Creating vintage jeans
I have been looking around for vintage style jeans but i cant really find any that i like so i decided i want to create my own. Ive not done it before and am not really sure how to make good looking rips and worn effects. What im looking to find out is: what looks good, what tools to use to create rips, where rips and different effects look best placed on the jeans and how to make different effects.

Apologies if this is posted in the wrong section but i wasnt sure where else to post it.

Thanks, any comments appreciated,

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have you checked out diesel denim gallery? there jeans are cut from old patterns and have wearings on them on stuff.

when i used to customise jeans i allways used a knife and scratched it side to side where i wanted the wearing it would wear away the weft of the fabric (the blue bit on the jeans) and leave the warp white. i also used to wear knee pads under the jeans and slide arround on my knees on the pavement

though imo i feel distressed jeans are very dated now everyones wearing them stick to the simpler styles

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