A lot of people wear jeans that are distressed in some manner, perhaps by having slightly torn cuffs or a few small holes throughout the fabric. One type of garment that is popular at urban clothing stores, however, is what many people call "destroyed jeans." These are jeans that sport enormous holes — and, in places, there are more holes than there is denim. If this is a look that you're going for, your local urban clothing store can likely present you with a number of options for different colors and cuts of jeans. If you're making your first foray into this type of clothing, here are some tips for successfully wearing destroyed jeans.

Choose Your Underwear Wisely

There are destroyed jeans that have large openings in the upper thighs, so if you're buying this type of garment, you'll need to consider what underwear you often sport. For example, if you're a man who wears boxer briefs, you'll want to ensure that they're cut short. If they're cut too long, their cuffs may be visible through one or more of the holes in your jeans, which probably isn't the look that you're going for. If you're wearing destroyed jeans in cold weather, you may want to wear long underwear of some type — just be sure that it suits the look of your ensemble.

Remember That Your Legs Will Be Visible

It's easy to be so focused on your jeans that you don't give much thought to your legs, and this can be a problem. For example, if you typically shave or wax your legs before you wear shorts, you'll want to do the same before you don your destroyed jeans. Don't think that just because this garment is technically "long," you can get away with being lackadaisical in your grooming habits. Similarly, if you have light skin that you sometimes like to tan, you may want to do so before you wear destroyed jeans.

Don't Go Too Far

There are plenty of pants that fall into the "destroyed jeans" category that are somewhat impractical. While you might be eager to get this tattered look, be wary of taking things too far. For example, if your jeans have too many holes in them, it's easy to snag the garment on a doorknob, railing, or a long list of other obstacles that you encounter during your day, which could lead to disastrous consequences.

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