Cut off jeans are not new by any means. In the 80’s they were notoriously known in the gay community, now they are being embraced by all orientations again.
They are the new trend alert of the season.
You can buy them from the store, or make them yourself. I recommend purchasing them from the store, because denim frays in the wash if you cut them yourself with ordinary scissors. The best place in Charlotte to buy is Urban Outfitters at South Park mall. They cost about the same price of a regular pair of jeans, $50-60. I think they are a good investments because they will stick around for a few seasons.