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post #1 of 14
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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.

 

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/freeradical8/photo.jpg 

 

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/freeradical8/photo2.jpg 

 

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/freeradical8/photo3.jpg 

 

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/freeradical8/photo4.jpg 

post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by freeradical82 View Post

 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.

 

 


Uhhhh.......Awkward!

post #3 of 14

p.s. they look ridiculous, its apparent you were on meth

post #4 of 14

The front actually looks pretty cool, though the back seem kind of plain in comparison. haha.  The idea of dragging your jeans around behind a car is pretty funny.  Not into the whole meth thing, but your jeans came out pretty cool.

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Originally Posted by DenimBearCub View Post

p.s. they look ridiculous, its apparent you were on meth



 

Haha great comment...very true.

post #6 of 14
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you're just jealous no of your jeans have a story as interesting as these 071.gif

 

in all seriousness though. i figure if im gonna tell the story may as well tell all of the story. thanks for your feedback, dont wear them too often, maybe 3 times a year. they're fun. they are what they are 114.gif
 

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p.s. they look ridiculous, its apparent you were on meth

post #7 of 14
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hehe figured you'd have an appreciation for them. ya the back is always a little tricky on getting flashy w/ unless you're bedazzling your pockets, i was *this* close to doing that too (kidding!) btw i have been sober 2 1/2 years have always wanted to share this story of my first diesel jeans and this forum seamed like the best outlet to do so 1912afirmar.gif
 

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Originally Posted by cander49 View Post

The front actually looks pretty cool, though the back seem kind of plain in comparison. haha.  The idea of dragging your jeans around behind a car is pretty funny.  Not into the whole meth thing, but your jeans came out pretty cool.

post #8 of 14

I don't know if it was intentional or if you just got lucky, but all the destruction on yours is kind of in the same place where a pair of raws would wear down.  If Diesel put out a pair that was faded the same way that yours are bleached/destroyed, people would eat it up since the location of vintaging is actually pretty natural looking.  Good thing you didn't put R&R style jewels in the pockets.  Those look soooooo bad. haha.

post #9 of 14

I hope you took that poor jeans to White Castle after what you did to it.  \m/_._(O,o)_._\m/

post #10 of 14

Not on anything here, just enjoy having my own custom jeans unlike any others. Here is a pair of Diesel Tiiners that I have custom destroyed. What is everyones opinion on these? Lots of hours and work went into these...PICT0003_edited.JPGPICT0005_edited.JPG

post #11 of 14

wow, they are super ugly, especially from back (I hate "not natural / bogus " distressing). even cut is pretty outdated.

post #12 of 14
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at first glance i thought they were studs which im not too fond of. it appears they are actually tiny tears. i think that's rad. very creative. care to go into how you achieved this look?

post #13 of 14

Carefully mesured the exact distance o the pattern I wanted to acheive, marked the spots precisely, and than cut each spot into the denim, the more they wash n wear the better they will look. Many hours of sanding and distressing in other areas as well. These are the original Diesel Tiiners that I have used. This was a brand new pair, never washed or worn before we started the work on em. One of my favorite cuts, not everyone likes em...but they don't have to! Cause I get soo many compliments when I wear them:)

post #14 of 14
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so only two people on this forum have dared to DIY to their diesel jeans?!? no other stories?

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