Ksubi designers Dan Single (far left) and George Gorrow with model Whitney wearing the brightly painted jeans they made.
What You’ll Need
- one pair each of white and black jeans in identical styles
- white and primary-color oil-based paint
- a palette for mixing
- a flat, wide paintbrush
- x-acto knife, needle, and strong black thread
Step 1: let it rip
Using an X-Acto knife, cut the white jeans along the side seams so that the front and back halves are separated. Do the same with the black jeans.
Step 2: mix-a-lot
Mix the primary-color paints with white for a palette of bright pastels. Next, lay the front half of the white jeans faceup and apply abstract streaks up and down the entire surface.
step three: the whole story
Allow time to dry, then sew the painted front half to the black back half with the needle and thread. (Optional: Repeat these steps with the other two halves for a second pair of customized jeans!)