Whether you’re buying new or second-hand denim, achieving that vintage look is determined by how you treat them. Here are 5 ways to to make denim look vintage.
5 Ways To Make Denim Look Vintage:
Rule No. 1.
Be picky about your brands. Classic Lee jeans, Levis red or orange tabs have the most potential. We don’t want to rule out a great pair of Jordache jeans if you can find them. Stick with the major players and you will be grateful you did.
Don’t buy pre-washed Pre-washed is pre-junk. No amount of wear or dirt will ever give these character unless you’re planning on living in a mine shaft for 8 months out of the year.
Rule No. 3
Develop a taste for raw denim. Raw Levis 505s and 501s look amazing after 4-6 months of wear before you wash them. Meaning yes, you wear them every day for 6 months. Sound gross? It won’t once you wash them and see the great whiskering on the front, sides and behind the knees. This is what we call denim art.
Rule No. 4
Never, ever, ever, iron your jeans. Ever.
Rule No. 5
Keep a thick wallet and a big set of keys on you at all times. The scene in Seinfeld where George Costanza couldn’t sit down properly because his wallet was over-stuffed – model yourself after him. Once you discover the curious details and wear it adds to your denim, you’ll be glad you did.
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