Here’s how to distress jeans
The sweetest thing about the distressed trend is that it can be done by yourself. It allows you to add personality and your own personal touch.
It gives your denim a lived-in feel.
There are two ways to go out about it. You can keep it clean and your jeans a nice cut at the knee. Or you can do a blown out knee where there’s more distressing involved.
Left is minimal distressing. Right is with a blown out knee.
#1 tip? Take your time, start small and adjust. If you don’t like how it looks, you can always adjust accordingly.
Let’s Get Started
Step 1: Choose how distressed you want your jeans and where you want it.
Step 2: Put on your jeans and take chalk or a pen to mark the area you want to work on. The blown out knee should start above your knee, not right at your knee cap.
Step 3: Start distressing. Cut the spots you marked. The key is to pull the threads apart so it’s more destroyed and lived-in.
Step 4: Give em a good wash. It will always look better and less stiff once it’s gone through the washer.
Watch the video by Kollar Clothing to see how he likes to distress jeans.