Those hot bitches over at Marc Ecko’s Complex did a banging post on getting that vintage look in a matter of minutes rather than 10 or 20 years! I have to quote them because, well, Complex is awesome, and one of my favorite inspirational sites!

If you’re looking for some new jeans, we’d usually suggest a nice pair of raw, unwashed denim. There’s nothing better than buying a new pair, breaking ’em in, and watching ’em transform into a unique denim tapestry with rips and abrasions exclusive to you, and you alone. But these days, everything’s about convenience and speed. If you want to skip the whole process and get that worn-in look from the get-go, we could put you on to a number of dope vintage jeans, but most of them are crazy expensive. Don’t fret, my dude, we got you. You can get that vintage look for…free. Free? Yup, like a mixtape or streaming porn. The technique is called light abrasion and can be executed with a couple of tools and a little bit of free time. (Sound like your usual weekend repertoire, yeah? Ayo!) Keep reading and we’ll show you how you can fake it ’til you make it…


• Gather the tools of the trade: Water in a spray bottle, coarse sandpaper, a crayon, and untreated denim.

More after the jump!