I got these jeans at a local thrift store to wear as "boyfriend jeans". I cuffed them using elastic in the pant legs to make the bottoms fit snugly. Recently, I tried to distress them, and failed horribly. It just proves how rugged and such good quality Lucky Brand Jeans are. It took me about forty-five minutes just to make one tiny hole. I tried a cheese grater, some heavy duty sandpaper, and a seam ripper, but eventually just decided to break out the scissors.