Some people develop an irrational rage when faced with a product they could make themselves. But for us, even if we had access to the same materials, the same embellishments, and the same starting piece, we are not Junya Watanabe. Our pants would just look weird instead of wonderfully weird.
But for those of you with that DIY gene, your fashion life must be awesome right now. This season's multitude of craft-inspired denim trends will finally give you a reason to use those vintage patches you've been collecting. For the rest of us, here are some suggestions of what to buy to get the look — and how to style it so you still look polished.