Ok so I was wondering if anyone else has diesel jeans that they distressed/altered/customized themselves? This is actually my very first pair of diesels i bought. i had never bought $100 jeans before and swore i would never do so again (this was 2001 or 2002 i believe) anyway i never ended up wearing the jeans. i think it was mostly due to the cut and not the wash however. (i thought they were a little too tight and girly.) anway, so since i never wore them i figured i'd tweak them (hey why not they're not being used anyway). back around this time i was doing a LOT of crystal meth and this was a real fun tweaker project for me.
i started by getting a bowl of diluted bleach and laying the jeans out on my balcony and applying the bleach to the jean w/ several fist sized large rocks that i found. ripping slightly and bleaching in one process. i then cinched the jeans just below the knee and put a flat wood board down each leg. i tied the jeans at the waist w/ rope and attached it to the back of my car. after that i drove around for maybe 2 or 3 minutes in this real nasty alley way that was kind of that black top asphalt w/ little jagged rocks embedded in it. i think after 2 minutes or so the boards came out thru the holes that were formed at the knees. after this to try to keep some of the dirt in part of the wash i used this spray adhesive stuff. not really sure what it's called or if it even worked. i also put several cigarettes out into the jean. i let them dry/cure and after that i washed them. i then ripped a few other areas w/ a screwdriver and did a few more bleach application w/ a toilet bowl brush. washed again. after having worn them in this state for a while i would add things here and there such as: metal snaps, twist ties, fabric patches, denim patches and paint splotches. The jeans started out w/ 0% distressing. The only thing really was slight fading on the rear (left untouched) and that same type of fading was on the front from the knees up. All else was added by me.
I hope you enjoy these pictures. Any sort of feedback or if you could tell me the fit and wash of this jean I'd great appreciate it.