Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

January 24, 2010 @ 02:44:13 AM
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^prolly wont be able to get tht out then, cuz its prolly set-in by now, u'll just have to live with some brown fades


its like black ?) o well

the leg openings now look like theyre faded
January 24, 2010 @ 02:46:11 AM
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also i spilled some in n out secret sauce

on my jeans and soaked it up with a regular paper towel will i be fine

or do i have to do more to clean it?
January 24, 2010 @ 20:44:17 PM
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shut the fuck up grizzly your annoying as fuck tongueface
January 28, 2010 @ 17:40:29 PM
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recommend me a starch i can buy online!
January 28, 2010 @ 20:59:33 PM
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Don't use starch on raw denim PLEASE, it will ruin it.
January 28, 2010 @ 21:03:27 PM
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how does starch ruin raw denim?
January 28, 2010 @ 21:15:17 PM
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raw denim comes highly starches when bought new
January 29, 2010 @ 13:18:50 PM
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Don't use starch on raw denim PLEASE, it will ruin it.


dont raw jeans all come starched.
I love that crisp feeling
January 29, 2010 @ 17:58:43 PM
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Yes, but if you try to add your own starch... no no
January 29, 2010 @ 18:23:47 PM
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Does anybody know how to make pants/jeans attract less crap? I have a pair of H&M Black pants they're 98% cotton and 2% elastin and I always have to use a roller to get white fibers and crap off of them. Maybe a spray of some sort? I've seen something about DIY black wax coating denim and maybe something similar would help but I don't want the waxed look.

Any help would be appreciated.


For pants, get dickies or have some lint rollers handy. Or scotch tape if you're felling ghetto...
January 29, 2010 @ 18:35:15 PM
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BTW, which starch do you recommend for my twice washed jeans. I want to re-live the crisp feeling without buying a new pair blushing
January 29, 2010 @ 19:46:17 PM
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all ya'll are saying is starching raw denim is bad. but why is it bad?
January 30, 2010 @ 03:50:10 AM
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Just is, its unneeded starch that your adding and it breaks down your denim easier, also it can leave white marks when its dried that don't look so appealing.

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January 30, 2010 @ 05:06:11 AM
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What did I tell you guys... starch=bad blushing Words of wisdom from Tech, need I say more
January 30, 2010 @ 12:06:08 PM
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how about when they soften up?
January 30, 2010 @ 22:26:31 PM
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^ I love your profile picture.
January 30, 2010 @ 23:32:01 PM
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how about when they soften up?


Then they soften up... raw denim isn't meant to stay stiff, even if you don't soak/wash.
January 31, 2010 @ 20:58:16 PM
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so when they soften up, can you starch them then?
January 31, 2010 @ 21:00:38 PM
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all ya'll are saying is starching raw denim is bad. but why is it bad?


When you properly starch something, it binds with the denim and creates a sturdy structure. As this structure breaks down, which you'll notice as your jeans become less stiff, the starch breaks into crystals that can actually "cut" and break down the material more quickly than if you were to wash it out.
January 31, 2010 @ 23:27:02 PM
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so when they soften up, can you starch them then?


Read again...

Don't try to force the inevitable, raw denim will soften up and you can't do anything about it but leave it as is.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Just is, its unneeded starch that your adding and it breaks down your denim easier, also it can leave white marks when its dried that don't look so appealing.
February 02, 2010 @ 16:26:17 PM
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k so i've had these nudies for about 8 months (of wear) and want to shrink them a bit in the thighs, they are a little bit loose. i dont want to lose much indigo in the process either because theyre not fully broken in yet. I'm throwing in some Woolite Dark but I'm just wondering if I should wear them or toss the jeans in the tub alone? And should I use cold or hot water?
February 04, 2010 @ 23:43:30 PM
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k so i've had these nudies for about 8 months (of wear) and want to shrink them a bit in the thighs, they are a little bit loose. i dont want to lose much indigo in the process either because theyre not fully broken in yet. I'm throwing in some Woolite Dark but I'm just wondering if I should wear them or toss the jeans in the tub alone? And should I use cold or hot water?


its quite simple

hotter the water = more shrinkage

dont trip about losing too much indigo,

less movement/aggitation in water = less indigo loss

so i suggest you just submerge it in your tub water and let it sit. i personally also have done soaks to shrink. i just let it rest in the water and i end up with no indigo loss at all.
February 05, 2010 @ 23:12:24 PM
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I just bought a pair of freeworld raw jeans, or at least they say they're raw
this is my first pair of raw jeans, and i have no idea what to do first.
this is the link:
h t t p : / / w w w . z u m i e z . c o m /free-world-night-train-raw-jean.html

the tag inside says to wash before wearing the first time, is that whats supposed to happen?
if so, how should i wash them? while wearing? and hot or cold water?
February 06, 2010 @ 04:04:56 AM
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Don't wash, don't listen to what the tags say. Soak. If you don't want much shrinkage, do cold 30 min, if you want shrinkage, do hot 30 min.
February 06, 2010 @ 05:31:32 AM
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@ oohdenniss, if anything, the tag only says that so a lot of dye will come off the pants so jsut ignore them if you wanna fade them. and im guessing theyre sanfordized so you won't even need to do a soak at first
February 07, 2010 @ 01:35:34 AM
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thanks for the replies! :]
February 07, 2010 @ 12:22:56 PM
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I just ordered a pair of wesc slim jeans and they came with a tag on them that says they may dry bleed, what can I do to help them not bleed?
February 08, 2010 @ 21:33:21 PM
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u can either warm soak them or not wear them, but if ur looking for fading i suggest u just wear them as it. Bleeding really isnt as bad as it sounds it really only shows heavily on things u wear alot with ur jeans
February 08, 2010 @ 22:23:27 PM
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Stumbled onto this service that repairs seemingly irreparable jeans, haven't tried it but I think it would be good to have it for future use, at least for you guys who care enough:

http://denimtherapy.com/
February 13, 2010 @ 23:09:39 PM
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bleeding is natural on denim and as long as you dont wear them with your suede jawnz, you will be alright. however, if you are any insane denimhead, i heard once that if you soak the jeans in wax, and then chip off the wax after theyve dried, all of the excess die will be gone.
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