In the process of losing some weight, mostly inches, I have been getting rid of clothes left and right. I was very hesitant to get rid of these particular jeans as they are Joe's Jeans, which can be quite pricey. So instead, I decided to wear them as a boyfriend jean. With some heavy distressing.
I used bleach, a bleach pen and the paint brush to get the fading. I wanted a very distressed look. Like I had been working in them. I used a razor to make holes, slashes, and roughed up areas.
I sewed in various places to give the look of repair.