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Ripping Jeans for that Destroyed Look

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I've tried it with scissors and stuff, I mean it looked good, but does anyone else have any better clear instructions?

I've heard cheese graitors work well.

*edit* I just did a pair last night
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.../Picture014.jpg

So after a few tries, I think I finally got it.
How do these look?

Quoting myself from the last post on this page

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    cheesegraters, sandpaper, bleach and rocks :yes:

    do it outside, though, or you make one hell of a mess.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    how though? do it against the grain right?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    put something sturdy inside (not your hand - ouch - learned that the hard way) and scrub away. just as if you're sanding a wall or something.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why not just buy a pair?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why not just buy a pair?

    'cause then there'll be other people with the same style. he probably wants an individual pair that he can customise to his own taste.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    or maybe he/she is as cheap as i am and is fundamentally against paying for knackered jeans when an old pair and a sanding block looks so much better?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why anyone would pay for a new pair of jeans full of holes is beyond me. That's marketing hype gone mad.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's stupid to buy the already ripped ones because they charge more for the company to rip them.

    If I buy the same non ripped model, I save 30 bucks a pair.

    I'm not getting the direction that I sand still.
    Do i sand sideways? as in the pant leg if I'm holding them up, goes to the floor and i sand horizontally?

    The scissor method made too clean of cuts. I did it to some American Eagle jeans before and now I have to fix it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mist wrote:
    Why anyone would pay for a new pair of jeans full of holes is beyond me. That's marketing hype gone mad.

    You posted this while I was typing another response.

    Now Abercrombie and Fitch also has the jeans with red/yellow paint that represents ketchup and mustard stains.

    They also have some ones with super big blue ink stains.

    I mean I could see the bleached look but not the previous two.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A normal pair of jeans is usually cheaper than an already ripped/bleached pair.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nonilley wrote:
    I'm not getting the direction that I sand still.
    Do i sand sideways? as in the pant leg if I'm holding them up, goes to the floor and i sand horizontally?

    it doesn't really matter, but i guess if you want tears across your legs, you'd go more side to side sanding than up and down. if you just want distressed patches, then any direction will do, but go lightly at first.

    and i'm really not getting the paint splattered/dirty/stained look. ripped jeans looks pretty cool in a cute scruffy kind of way, but the others just make you look either like a painter/decorator, or a dirty bugger. not good looks.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I tried mine with a grater but it wasnt very effective. in the end I used a breadknife to saw holes in them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kaffrin - yeah me either I don't get that. Mine get faded naturally, and sometimes I mean they get that dirty look on them so I keep them like that.

    I'm a guy though so I don't usually care, but I'd never buy the stupid mustard ones for sure.

    The best pair of ripped jeans I have was one that ripped naturally. Both back pockets are basically falling off, and there are a few big rips in the front, a few in the knees, and a few in the lower legs.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Picture014.jpg

    So after a few tries, I think I finally got it.
    How do these look?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've been looking for a decent fashionable ripped pair of jeans for adges, anyone know where I can get some from please?

    Decent rips too not just little efforts heh :-)
  • SkiveSkive Posts: 15,283 Skive's The Limit
    Ripped jeans look stupid anyway.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    TomUk wrote:
    I've been looking for a decent fashionable ripped pair of jeans for adges, anyone know where I can get some from please?

    Decent rips too not just little efforts heh :-)

    If hollister and abercrombie ship internationally you could check them out. Hollister is cheaper.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i did mine ages ago using a pair of scissors but dragged the sharp bit accross the fabric rather than actual cut it.
    Just a word of warning though, if you rip your jeans your self they will fall apart after a while!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    icey wrote:
    i did mine ages ago using a pair of scissors but dragged the sharp bit accross the fabric rather than actual cut it.
    Just a word of warning though, if you rip your jeans your self they will fall apart after a while!

    I know, I took a picture of how I did them last night.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I only have one pair of 'ripped' jeans.

    They only have the said rips around my knee because i fell over.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cool thank you for the places they do look good, any other ideas where to get ripped jeans from? :hyper:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Diesel
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think with ripping jeans you should wait for it to happen naturally so you have a story with it as well. yes.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    molo have to agea the natral look is the best.

    But I have found that wet sand help to fade and wear the denim well.

    slideing down sand slope wears butt well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the best way to get ripped jeans that look authentic is to go skateboarding as a complete novice or attach to the back of the car with rocks tied into place and drive down the road...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    this thread is really old.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just buy some. I bought so great ones from Levis. :thumb:

    And yeah this thread is really old.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm sure they are over the fad now.
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