For the grunge purists among you, forcibly ripping your jeans rather than allowing tears to appear naturally over time may seem a bit contrived. We get your point. But, like many style-savvy gents, we’re an impatient bunch and want to nail the grunge look while it’s still a thing, rather than waiting ages for those cool signs of wear to finally materialise long after the trend has peaked.
That leaves us with two options: the first (and laziest) way is to buy a brand new pair of pre-ripped jeans from, say, ASOS for example. The second route involves upcycling an old pair of denims using a few things you’ll find lying around the house and our easy-to-follow How To video below.
Just remember to rip carefully, as too many windows of curly leg hair framed by frayed denim is not a strong vibe.