Denim clothes are really popular amongst all age groups, it is common in almost every clothing category and for good reason; denim clothes are versatile, sturdy and comfortable to wear. Denim was originally created to be worn by factory workers, this cotton based fabric can take a lot of wear and tear, and one of the best things about is that the more beating it takes, the cooler it looks. You can find a lot of denim clothes with a faded and distressed look, this is especially common in jeans.
The rebellious look that a distressed pair of jeans provides can look pretty good, if you want, then you can bring that look in almost any denim clothing that you have, all you have to do is speed up the wear and tear process in the places where you want a frayed look. Ripping or fraying your jeans is really easy, all you need it something like a disposable razor, a piece of wood or thick cardboard to provide support and a pair of jeans. The first thing that you should do is picture where you want your jeans to be ripped from, ripped knees and thighs often look great, you can also get a ragged look on your front or back pockets as well, it is all about ruining your jeans in an artful manner.
Once you have chosen a spot, place the piece of cardboard or wood under the chosen spot in a way that the cloth becomes kink free, now take your razor and start running it over the cloth, similar to how you would use the razor to shave yourself. Fluffs of fabric will come off with every stroke, make sure to keep on pushing them out of the way so that your razor does not get clogged. Now all you have to do is keep on stroking the desired spot until you get the desired amount of raggedness, keep in mind that after a wash or two the distressed area will become even more frayed and worn-out.
Now that you know how to how to distress jeans with a razor you can apply this method to any denim item that you have, over time the distressed area’s look blends in quite nicely with the rest of the fabric, resulting in a natural and aesthetic look. You can also use this method to completely rip your jeans open, for a ripped look, just keep on running the razor over the cloth till it completely gives away, or if you want to hurry then you can try slicing the cloth with the razor. However, this will not provide you with as much control and might even result in your jeans being ruined.
Also, keep in mind that you should not distress low quality jeans, low quality denim does not have the same kind of strength and distressing it can lead to the cloth completely being ruined, shortening your denim clothing’s wearable lifespan.