The ripped jeans trend has been going for ages now. It was one of the biggest trends of last year, and guys all over the globe — from headline-grabbing rappers to streetwear fiends — have been discovering the joys of destroyed jeans, pairing them with everything from Chelsea boots to high-tech sneakers.

Now that we're mercifully reaching the end of winter, it's time to look forward to the spring season. Whether you're looking to renew an old pair, or wanting to try the trend for the first time (where have you been?), jeans are an all-weather classic, something you can rely on every day of the year.

If you don't fancy buying a pair pre-distressed, then just take a cheese grater to a pair you already own — simple!

Want to show off your knees but want the rest of the leg un-touched? PacSun has just the pair for you, at an easy-to-handle price point, too.

(On Sale)

Stacked Skinny Jeans



Buy at pacsun

Next-level rips here.

La Brea



Buy at Caliroots

Streetwear legend Hiroshi Fujiwara comes through with some artfully distressed (and very expensive) denim, cut with a generously wide and straight leg for the guys who don't want their ankles to suffocate under the strain.

Tapered jeans
(On Sale)

Tapered jeans

Denim by Vanquish & fragment

No Offers

If ripped jeans isn't enough of a statement already, then get yourself a white pair.

Skinny Jeans


Saint Laurent

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Legendary contemporary design house Helmut Lang rolls through with some shredded jeans that have been patched back up again.

Destroyed Jeans

Destroyed Jeans

Helmut Lang

No Offers

If you're on a budget, fear not, for high-street megastore Topman has got some skinny black joints with some sliced-up knees.

Ribbed Jeans



Buy at Topman

Urban Outfitters has got a similar pair available, only with more rips and a cropped leg — for those who want to show off their footwear (and bare knees).

Cropped Jeans


Urban Outfitters

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Got $850 burning a hole in your wallet? Mega-luxe fashion house Saint Laurent has got your back, with a dusty, sand-washed denim for extra grunge vibes.



Saint Laurent

Buy at Mr Porter

R13's jeans come with a subtle light wash, and some not-so-subtle rips all over the leg.

Distressed Skate Jeans



Buy at ssense

For some style inspiration, check out how #Snobshots members are styling the trend:

For more shopping tips, here's how you can cop A$AP Rocky and Kanye West's recent outfits for less.

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