How To Rip Jeans
How To Rip Jeans
This video shows you how to rip your jeans neatly even though you're aiming for a distressed look.
I've really been there working with Sonostag. Sonostag works for different denim of jeans, pants around the world as consultants and has a 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 rip jeans. So basically, the reason why people want to rip jeans normally is that they want to have a feeling that they're distress, they're worn down. They want to give it a feeling of oldness.
Sometimes if you use a pair of scissors, you just get a very, very, clean line. The best way to rip jeans is to just get hold of a tool of some sort from a hardware store or something laying around the house, could be sand paper if you want it slightly more natural because what you would do you get a coarse piece of sand paper and wither it down very very aggressively over and over again the same area or you could take something that is going to punch a hole and rip it and basically the idea is that you don't make a straight line and so on otherwise it looks very fine. So you'd literally just rip your jeans through anything that you could find.
If scissors' is the only tool, let's use that household scissors. You could stab it literally like that and cut through to make it look more vintage and obviously you can trim these little pieces away. When you wash it, that will fray to make it look more natural so you can use anything that comes in your hands that's got some sort of sharpness.
I won't actually put it on a straight line unless you want it less desired look. You could rip through in different, different directions and so on. Normally, most people want to do it round the knee area or at the bottom.
And once you wither that down all through wash, that will fray and feel very, very different to what it's looking now. But you can use loads of different things, you can play away whatever. Again, I would actually use pair of jeans or something to experiment with that you don't mind getting wrong.
I wouldn't do that with a very expensive pair of jeans just in case you don't like the desired look or you don't get the desired look rather. So make sure that you do any distressing with an eye to what would look most natural. Normally, it's the middle of the jeans or the bottom or round the pocket area also.
That's how you rip jeans. .