How To Distress Jeans
How To Distress Jeans
Distressing a worn pair of jeans? Be very careful not to do too much or hitting the stitching so it will unravel.
I'm Rudy and I work for Son of a Stag. Son of a Stag works for different denim jean brands around the world as consultants and have one store in London. We're going to show you how to look after your jeans and get the best from them.
I'm going to show you how to distress jeans. Most people distress jeans to make them look glinted and worn, the final result will be something like this where it shags and distress, some people want to make sure there are rips and so on. We're going to show you how to get to the phase where it is distressed where it is looking vintage and so on.
Like the bottom of the hem it's on, it's a very simple process, the easiest way to do it is to go to a hardware store and get the softest sandpaper you can. Very very easy to do and what you need to do is even if you have a worn pair of jeans or a raw pair of jeans, it's the same process. What you do is you get that piece of sandpaper and lather it very very gently so you're a little bit careful and you have a lovely pair of jeans.
The advice is that you try it on the bottom of the jean where it is not so obvious. What you do is you actually just rub it across where you want it distressed. If you want it around the knees and so on, around the knees, you could distress it gently, it's easy to go back to do more damage if you want to call it or distress if you want to call it that.
It's obviously not good for a pair of jeans, it does weaken a pair of jeans nevertheless because if that's what you want you do that, then rinse out the jean to get a feel for how far you have taken it. Eventually when you have sand papered enough and you think you are close to the result you want and it's not a pair of dry jeans you want to say is dry, you have to wash it, so the next rule would be to wash it. Around a 40-degree wash, some people will do a warmer wash like a 50-degree wash or a 60-degree wash, personally I tend not to do the stress because I like to do my jeans to where they are naturally fitted if you want a quick fix, that is a good way to do that.
The obvious point here, people do wear their jeans, is around the pocket area but please be careful of the stitching because you have to get it at the top and if you do the stitching, you are going to unravel the stitching there. The same with the hem, if you want to ditress the bottom of the hem, do so at the bottom but not over the stitching, the weathering there, the puckering as we call it which happens with a worn pair of jeans. And that is how you distress a worn pair of jeans. .