Alexander Wang’s shredded chain jeans, via Style.com

First you’ll need to get ready:
Jeans cut to desired length, craft knife or Xacto scalpel, Jewellery precision pliers, chains of different width,  Eyelet set  (Pliers, eyelets)

Use the craft blade to slice a section, then scrape down. Putting a cutting board under the jeans helps.

Make some shredded holes further up.; Make a series of eyelet holes near the shredded holes for chains to pass through.

Pass chains through eyelets and hook. Repeat few more times and the same for other leg.

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A few tips:

  • You could shred the bottom of your jeans – or like Wang’s it could be left as it is. Since I cut my long jeans anyway, I shredded the bottom.
  • Mix fine chain with chunky chains for more texture
  • Keep a vacuum cleaner ready for all the jean-dust!

Good luck!

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115 Comments

  1. these jeans are amazing. it’s your best diy yet.

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  2. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! that is totally insane! you’ve totally recreated my fave look from the collection and it looks so chic!

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  3. Amazing! Love the mix of materials!

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  4. Those look glamorously grunge. I was going to attempt them, but you beat me to it. Bravo!

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  5. I love those alexander wang shorts and yours look absolutely fantastic!

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  6. Wow, You did a terrific job on those jean shorts! Great post and creativity!
    You look awesome!

    Karen O.

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  7. Wonderful work!

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  8. O.M.G. i’m gonna have to try this. you did an amazing job. thank you for sharing!

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  9. :O What a great DIY! You’ve totally inspired me! :)

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  10. i’m obsessed!! great DIY <3

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  11. Hey there!!! I love this post, those shorts look like the same thing!

    As for my CSM interview, I got accepted to the Foundations program. I will definitely look for you :)

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  12. TOO AWESOME!!!!!!!

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  13. Brilliant.

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  14. These are so amazing. I might actually attempt making these this summer!

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  15. amazing!! I’ve never done a serious diy but I really might now that I’ve seen this. It’s shredded perfection.

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  16. loveeeeee it (:
    when it gets warm (in a couple months, its freezing right now) im definitely going to give this a try! your pair look fantastic!

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  17. This is an amazing DIY! Def gonna give it a try! Thanks for the tutorial<3

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  18. hope u dont mind that im linking you. i absolutely love your blog. i went back a couple of entries.. ok a lot of entries! fab taste!!

    hope u can link me back :)

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  19. Ohhh That’s so freaking cool!
    You’re always so good at diy stuffs! I’m so jealous. My attempts always turn so ugly haha :D

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  20. I’m totally going to do this one.

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  21. Amazing! i want, i want, i want! definitely will need to try this diy out!

    love your blog btw :)

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  22. AWESOME BABY! Will try out (:

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  23. Hello!

    I do want to get in the Fashion BA program but I have heard that my fashion stuff is too ‘girly’. But it was so nice of you to say that :)

    I would love for you to show me around in London when I arrive :D

    Emily

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  24. I love your shoes! X
    DAMN- I wish we had an h&m here…

    =] great diy.

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  25. That’s genius. Thanks for the post. Great blog.

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  26. thanks for the tutorial, i’ll be sure to try it!!!
    I also provided a link on my fashion blogsite to this tutorial.

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  27. Great DIY. I just discored your blog and immediately fall for it.

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  28. You did an AMAZING job, I love how it turned out! Too bad I don’t have the tools I’d need to make this, too… I love the detail with the chains.

    Nesli

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  29. where did u get the stud gun?

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  30. very cool!

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  31. absolutely love it! saved to my diy project list!!!! thank you!!!

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  32. That’s pretty badass!

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  33. oh my word… this is absolutely fantastic. consider it snatched.

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  34. woww this is so amazing great inspiration!!love ur all diy projects!!do u wanna exchange the links??
    kisses HANDE

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  35. Seriously!!!

    I HAVE to try this :O

    You did an amazing job! I love the shorts, and I love the whole outfit :D I’m so jealous right now, wish I had those shorts!

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  36. Amazinggg! Great job!

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  37. That’s perfect!!!!

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  38. love it
    u’re a genius
    xo

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  39. *singing “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” by the Ramones*

    Shini is…
    A Wang wonder…
    Shini
    is…
    A Wang Wonder!

    Dude! Seriously awesome. I need to try this. If I had the tools and the aptitude and time, that is.

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  40. I am amazed ! :D

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  41. SHINI, YOU = DIY GENIUS!!1!EXCLAMATION.

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  42. your diy’s are so brilliantly amazing!!!!

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  43. girl, this is amazing!

    and they look so suberbly grunger chic i can’t stand it.

    you’re a DIY rock star indeed!

    x
    melissa

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  44. wonderful work!
    i’m really impressed!
    <3

    miji

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  45. Love this DIY!

    You have amazing style! Just discovered your blog and love it!

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  46. Wonderful! Thank you so much for posting!
    x

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  47. ahhhhh @#$%^&* ! this is the best thing since shredded tee’s. LOOOOVE IT !

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  48. Love this.

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  49. Wow these shorts are amazing, just discovered your blog. Definitely want to try them out.

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  50. love this diy! looks amazingg!!

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  51. I so want to do this DIY and then copy your whole outfit ;)

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  52. great diy x

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  53. wow i love this! great blog by the way.. i need to try that diy out soon!

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  54. wow really awesome!
    i need one!

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  55. Great DIY!! You’re so cute. judy

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  56. I’m totally trying that!

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  57. You are absolutely amazing. THANK YOU!

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  58. Thxz gorgeous. Oh will you mind swapping links? :)

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  59. This is amazing! Thzzz for sharing!

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  60. OMG. this is amazing!!! i can’t wait to try it out :)

    i’m really loving you blog!

    xoxo
    http://littlemissdressup.com

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  61. PERFECT!! og gorgoeus, I’m starstuck

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  62. best best best diy!

    i’ve linked to you on my blog as well =D

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  63. wow like two peas in a pod!

    XX
    Karla

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  64. Bravo!

    Nice blog.

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  65. Genius!

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  66. just found your blog and it is great! ive started following it on bloglovin:) so many gorgeous korean girls on blogspot! love your style~ x

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  67. I just stumbled on your blog and LOVE it! Wanna exchange links? I’ve already added you to mine.

    http://www.mybarestyle.com

    BTW, great diy!

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  68. Hi!

    This diy is brilliant! I’m doing this for sure.

    Thanks for adding me to your links, I’ll add you asap, I just discovered your blog and it is great

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  69. I’ve only got one word for those shorts:

    BRILLIANT.

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  70. brilliant!

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  71. coooooooool.

    x

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  72. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

    these shorts are amazing! Good work

    xxx

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  73. this is fucking awesome!do you make ne for me?i need this!
    love eszter

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  74. i meant one…x)

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  75. Shini this is GREAT! I have to try this some time. Fantastic job!!!!

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  76. i don’t usually do this, but i’m seriously considering printing this diy out and taking it to the shopping center so i can do it! you’re a genius. the end result looks fantastic.

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  78. love this! hope you don’t mind me linking you :)

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  79. This is seriously awesome. One question though. What is an eyelet set and where can i get one?

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  80. You are doing Wang to perfection! Five stars on this DIY project …

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  81. wow this is amazing!
    i must try this some time. great work!!

    x

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  83. you are a genius.

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  84. These are so so good! Love em.

    thatnastydress.blogspot.com

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  85. Where have you been all my life? I just found you through Fly and am smitten. Brilliant blog. I’m off to grommet up some jeans. xox, P.

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  86. SHINI I LOVE THEM, you did such a good job!! Too bad my grasp of this whole thing ends where you say “eyelet”.

    You should sell these!!

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  87. Alicia

    Hey girl, where’d you get your eyelet puncture sissors things :)
    would a normal hardware store have them ?

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  89. wooowww. wast thinking of doing this but was overwhelmed and had no idea how to go about it. now i do!!

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  90. GREAT!

    nice DIY

    I’m in love with them…

    Love from Spain,

    Lorituela

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  91. That’s it: I’m linking you. Screw that- you’re getting an entire post. These are fantastic!

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  93. liz

    goodness.. where did you get those chains and eyelets from! please advise! thanks! gorgeous stuff! thanks for sharing!

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  95. Perfect!

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  96. Lala

    You’re so incredible. I wanted to do a DIY to those also. I just love those Wangs. But your just amazing, dare I say it’s better than the wangs?

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  97. MON CHOU

    Looks even better than the original!
    Wonderful

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  99. AJ

    Hey, I know this is a really old post but hopefully you get this…could you tell me what brand you use for your eyelets and the eyelet tool/setter? I have bought 3 different ones and they do not look as clean as yours. I think I will have to order online but I’m not sure which is best… Thanks, AJ

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    replied:

    Oh my, I actually have no idea of the brand – I’ve left all my eyelet tools in London, and now I’m in Warsaw for the summer. All eyelets should do the job right though, I suggest maybe you do exactly as the instructions tell you to, although I’m sure you did… Sorry for being of no help!

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  103. Hey this is a great DIY porject! I did it and credited the idea to you as well as linked it back to Park&Cube! Check it out: http://www.fvncy.com/2010/03/wangin-it.html

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  108. OMG! You’re so skillful and creative! :D I’m blown away by all your DIYs!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  110. It’s so pretty! I wanna try making my own pair! I recently did my own ombre shorts with studs. Hope you could check it out :) http://micodelacruz.blogspot.com/2012/05/for-love-of-ombre.html

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  111. Love, love, love this! Just discovered your blog after I chopped up some jeans into shorts today. The detail touches from this post will jazz them up quite nicely. Thanks for the awesome DIY! :)

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  112. Duda

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