Wrangler jeans were first created in 1943 and are often considered to be part of the Western culture and style. While Wrangler jeans come in a variety of lengths, styles and colors, some people like to create a distressed look to their jeans to create an individual flair. There are a few steps necessary to distress a pair of jeans, including Wrangler jeans.

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Wear gloves and other protective clothing and prepare to do the distressing process in a well-ventilated area to prevent inhaling any fumes or odors. Cover surfaces with old newspaper, a plastic sheet or an old cloth that you do not mind staining or ruining.

Lay the jeans out on the protected area. Choose a section of the jeans and use a piece of sandpaper in a vigorous back-and-forth motion until the fiber of the jean is exposed. Repeat on several areas, creating distressed sections on the legs and front and back of the jeans.

Pour a small amount of bleach on a clean cloth and apply to the distressed sections. Dab onto the distressed areas until covered. Alternatively, you can use some clear dishwashing liquid for a less-intense distressed look than bleach.

Allow to set for 1 hour.

Pour fabric softener into a bucket or other large container and submerge the jeans into the fabric softener. Agitate the jeans until completely covered in the liquid.

Place the jeans into the clothes washer with a pair of shoes with a coarse fabric, such as canvas. Wash in a hot water cycle and then place the jeans into the dryer and tumble until dry.