i bought these jeans about a year ago, and soon after, realized they were lighter than i really wanted them to be, so i stopped wearing them. oops. so, recently i came up with the idea to distress them. i didn’t really have much to lose.
i found this picture to try to duplicate – i think it’s from j. crew – and went to work.
off to the kitchen to break out my micro-plane – the thing you make lemon zest with. stay with me here, i know it sounds a little crazy. you could probably also use a pumice stone, steel brush, or heck maybe a cheese grater – just something with some grit.
i stuck my hand inside the jeans, the heel of my hand on the place i wanted to distress. i stabilized the other side of the jeans with my knee to make sure they were taut. then i just ran the micro plane back and forth until i was happy with the amount of distress. i did the same thing in a few other places on the leg and pockets in the front and back.
ta da! i don’t even know if distressed jeans are cool right now, but i like these a heck of a lot better than i did before.