I thought I would do something a little different in what I share with you and customize a pair of Levi’s. I often customize my denim by ripping, shredding, patching, hemming, studding, paint splattering etc because I love to make jeans more my own.
This time I took a pair of higher rise Levi’s jeggings that I had and chopped the legs off to make them into shorts. It’s best to cut one leg first after measuring where you want them and then fold them in half and cut the other leg against the already chopped one to make sure they are the same. Since these were completely plain (see the first gallery image) I decided to make them a little more edgy and distress them. I took a small holed cheese grater and something hard to put inside the leg and then grated the denim really hard where I wanted the distressing. It does take a while to get the destruction as you want it. I also made abrasions on the zipper area, the pockets, the back pockets and around the waist band.
After I had finished doing all of that I soaked them in water to get all of the dust and fabric bits off and then I left them in the sun to dry for a while to fade the denim a bit. I then chucked them in the tumble dryer to roughen them up a little bit more. Finally I frayed the edges of the new hem with scissors. It’s really easy and simple to make your own shorts this way, it just takes a lot of patience to get the end result. I do prefer to customize and make my own denim shorts to actually buying new ones. How many of you do the same thing?
Summer is the time to bring out the denim shorts, the ladies have an amazing selection but sometimes the men don’t get enough choice in my opinion. Levi’s have a huge selection of denim cut offs for the guys to choose from. They have their basic men’s cuts which they have chopped off at knee level or just above and they come in an array of colours.
I have selected 9 of my favourite styles which you can see in the gallery below and I can actually say they are very flattering for the guys as I have seen a lot of them in person. I think denim cut offs for men, at this length, are perfect for the hot weather, especially paired with a simple tee and some slip ons. You can view the entire collection here on the Levi’s website. Since they are Levi’s, they are very affordable, most are less than $50!
Mark Sailing, also known as Puckerman from Glee, was seen leaving his trailer on the set of Glee while filming in Times Square, New York.
Mark matched his trademark mowhawk with a Levi’s denim and shearling jacket and a pair of jeans. I can’t say that I am a fan of this outfit but I think his character Puckerman is really funny, I love Glee!
Images courtesy of Pacificcoastnews.com
It seems as though Alexander Skarsgard is becoming a regular at Joan’s on Third, seeing as he’s been photographed there quite a few times recently. His girlfriend Kate Bosworth has also been seen there frequently, I wonder if she got him hooked. I can’t blame either of them, the food is so good, I can see why it’s a celebrity hot spot.
Alexander wore his Robert Geller x Levi’s jeans, a black shirt and boots. He wears these jeans quite a lot but I can see why, the wash is so rich and only seems to get better with age.
Images courtesy of INFdaily.com