Curbly has a neat idea for making your own pair of vintage jeans. Take a pair of old jeans and soak them in a tub of hot water and an old sock filled with coffee grounds. In the morning, they’ll have a nice patina. For further distressing, you can use a cheese grater for small scuffs and tears, or put objects in the pocket and sandpaper over them.
If you can’t buy or earn authenticity, make it! — BEN POPKEN
DIY Vintage Jeans…Coffee style! [Curbly]