This Early 2000s Denim Trend Is Back, And You'll Want It This Time, Too

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
If you came of age in the early 2000s, you'll most likely remember taking a seam ripper to an old pair of flares you grew out of length-wise (also, remember when growing out of things width-wise wasn't the only option?). You'd carefully undo the stitched hem, iron out the creases, and admire the two extra inches you just added onto your denim.

The undone hem trend is back in a big way, and there are plenty of designers (Rachel Comey!) and fast-fashion labels (H&M!) that sell jeans pre-unhemmed so you don't have to do it yourself. But, if you enjoyed systematically ripping hundreds of small, tough stitches out of your pantlegs the first time around, we think that it might be just as therepeutic now, too. If you don't have the time or patience and want to experiment with that raw-hem look, just take a pair of scissors to your pants and snip off the hems entirely. You'll get a nice crop, and a nice bit of fray, too. Click through to see five raw hem looks you can tackle before Monday.