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Pictures of your "self distressed" denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by someoneNew, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. someoneNew

    someoneNew Well-Known Member

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    Since the majority here think that personally distressing your denim is the only way to go I'd like to see pictures of your denim with an explanation of how you did the distressing.

    I'm curious to see if it looks as good as pre-distressed denim, how long it took to get the look, etc.
     
  2. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] sandpaper... if you want worn jeans check out the pics of your denim thread.
     
  3. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Cheap: were those completely new dark denim when you first got them? Did they have any distressing at all or is it all done by you? How long did it take you?

    Actually before and after pictures would be sweet.
     
  5. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww...
    you dont like them? is that why you got so excited when i took them off?


    Cheap: were those completely new dark denim when you first got them? Did they have any distressing at all or is it all done by you? How long did it take you?

    Actually before and after pictures would be sweet.

    sandpaper and about 2 hours of boredom.... they were one wash and then worn for about a month or two. sandpaper and then washed 3 or 4 times. worn vwery infrequently since then(for obvious reasons)
     
  6. Renault78law

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    worn vwery infrequently since then(for obvious reasons)
    what are the reasons? /honest question
     
  7. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    the distressing looks fake. after looking at all the real wear i cant stand wearing those.

    i do think it looks better than alot of washes out there tho.
     
  8. denimdestroyedmylife

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    true. i'm looking at my boss's pre-distressed diesels right now [gag] and yours look waaaaaay better, FWIW.
     
  9. PG2G

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    Since the majority here think that personally distressing your denim is the only way to go I'd like to see pictures of your denim with an explanation of how you did the distressing.

    Just curious if you're asking about the normal break in process, or doing something special (i.e. cheap's)?
     
  10. someoneNew

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    Just curious if you're asking about the normal break in process, or doing something special (i.e. cheap's)?

    I'm asking what people do (whatever that entails) to give their jeans the distressed look. I'm the only one here who doesn't mind pre-distressed denim so I thought'd it be interesting to see what all of the homemade remedies that everyone here uses to get the look they want. Also would like to see before and after pictures if possible, in conclusion I'd like to know if people actually "like" what they did.
     
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    this is what they looked like before(from ebay)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, doing anything other than wearing your jeans to get that distressed look is generally frowned upon on all of the forums :p It generally comes out looking fake.

    There are little things people do (starching or squats for example) that may accelerate wear a little, but it all comes down to wearing them pretty much.
     
  13. Brian SD

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    This is a pair I wore in.. about two years ago. I only wear them once in a great while now, but I still think they look rather nice. [​IMG]
     
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    Is this meant to be "artificially" distressed jeans-thread? I have a one pair of old Edwins that I had washed for some 50 times in a place where they wash (a big ocean cruisers) white bedsheets, table covers and such. They eneded up like some 80's "snow wash". I wanted a light colored pair to wear in summertime, haven't wore them even once [​IMG] (I try to take a picture)
     
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    Those look nice. I'd prefer a bit more contrast though.
     
  16. someoneNew

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    Well, doing anything other than wearing your jeans to get that distressed look is generally frowned upon on all of the forums :p It generally comes out looking fake.

    Then lets see some before and after pics of those.

    I don't care if the distressing is done by wearing denim for decades or using hungry rats and coral skeletons. I'd just like to see some before and after pics to compare to what you can get out there as a pre-distressed buy.

    It's sounding more like everyone likes the natural "wear only" distress but no one does this?
     
  17. drizzt3117

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    If you haven't noticed, most ppl in S&D like raw denim, but like most people on Styleforum in general, they also enjoy buying stuff, so most people have like 3-4 pairs of raw jeans they're working on, meaning most of them still look... raw heh
     
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  19. LookAtHisShoes

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    I dont do self distress but I would recommend 575 jeans, I picked up some from Off 5th and I am really pleased with them
     

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