Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

July 05, 2010 @ 16:55:18 PM
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spilled espresso on my apc/ns this morning. need stain removal advice. these jeans are not ready for a wash yet!
July 05, 2010 @ 20:57:44 PM
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honestly bro, screw the wash cycle.
Wash if needed. If it was a little bit, shouldn't be a biggie, try to wipe it off gently.
if it was alot, go for the soak/wash.
July 05, 2010 @ 21:51:07 PM
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you could wash with some woolite like i did. my jeans got some weird brown spots (not stains, they peel off so idk what they are lol) on the jeans but i just put them back in to rinse, maybe they'll be better. it kind of upsets me that my creases are gone now lol
July 11, 2010 @ 12:20:59 PM
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whats a quick and effective way of obtaining honeycombs besides walking ot
July 11, 2010 @ 14:59:49 PM
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i thought honey combs showed up from bending your leg because that's how the creases would really set in. but that's just from what i figured. anyway try biking or running a lot
July 12, 2010 @ 19:49:10 PM
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frebreeze ftw
July 13, 2010 @ 23:01:22 PM
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Febreeze ftl. Some may be anti-bacterial, but all they do is cover up and meld with the stench that's already there. The grime doesn't go away either, so it'll continue to wear down the fibers at a higher rate.
July 15, 2010 @ 19:52:16 PM
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just bought CM Autobahn Unwashed.. Usually wear 32/32 but it was 32/34 and it's a bit bigger on the waist.. and should i soak before wash? if so how long? i really don't want the skinny look and it's already pretty slim. Do you guys usually hem your jeans?
July 16, 2010 @ 22:34:31 PM
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spilled espresso on my apc/ns this morning. need stain removal advice. these jeans are not ready for a wash yet!


du, i puked on my apcs, got splashes of mud & mud water, slushie, pop and some food on it. all that up to 2 months of wear.
i ain't bragging, but all i did was wet the stained parts, took some tissue and fucking rubbed it off and then rewet it. Hang to dry. All smell was gone and stains were gone.
July 19, 2010 @ 11:31:21 AM
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My mom washed my jeans the other day and now the inseam of one leg is shorter than the other. Is there anything I can do to fix it? The jeans also came out with weird crease marks, would regular wear rid these marks? Thanks
July 24, 2010 @ 02:00:11 AM
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the creases will come out, but it will take a good week. or you can sleep with them one night... and the inseam will stay shorter cuz theres almost nothing you can do besides physically stretch them.
July 27, 2010 @ 13:54:55 PM
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So what would I have to do to make each leg the same length again?
August 06, 2010 @ 01:13:54 AM
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Hey guys got some care questions so here we go..

So I just purchased the Benny Gold Standard Selvage Denim and was wondering if I should soak in them before I start wearing them in? Or should I just keep em dry and wear em in?

Thanks!
August 07, 2010 @ 04:27:19 AM
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anyone here know anything about spray sizing and spray starch? i heard spray starch actually damages clothing fibers so I am thinking of using sizing instead. Sizing is suppose to give the same effect just not as stiff but if it is giving somewhat of the same effect, doesn't it mean it is making the fibers stiff and weak also but at a lesser degree? or is spray sizing 100% safe for clothing fiber
August 12, 2010 @ 17:45:33 PM
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Hey guys got some care questions so here we go..

So I just purchased the Benny Gold Standard Selvage Denim and was wondering if I should soak in them before I start wearing them in? Or should I just keep em dry and wear em in?

Thanks!


People usually soak their jeans first to shrink them, if they fit fine dont worry about it. They will be fine. Keep them unsoaked then think about that same question again in a couple of months when they start to fade, and cease.

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August 17, 2010 @ 17:00:54 PM
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good knowledge >smh
August 17, 2010 @ 20:48:29 PM
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So, I'm about to wash my Apc jeans, what kind of cycle should I do and what temperature should I be setting it on? Also, should I wash them inside out or not? I already have woolite black.
August 17, 2010 @ 21:25:09 PM
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When I pre-soak my Sams, should I turn the jeans inside out?
August 17, 2010 @ 21:57:02 PM
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^nope
August 17, 2010 @ 22:42:20 PM
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i honestly don't think it really matters if you flip it inside out of not... i think its merely personal preference
August 19, 2010 @ 13:35:29 PM
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When I pre-soak my Sams, should I turn the jeans inside out?

youll get some of the excess dye out, but in sams cases they hold their dye well so flipping inside out to preserve dye is pretty useless so you dont really have to unless you feel the need to for any reason. Your not really at loss either way.
August 20, 2010 @ 23:43:14 PM
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When I did it without turning inside out the all the pockets turned am indigo color, I don't think it is good to wash without flipping the jeans inside out. If you flip the jeans inside out it doesn't bleed all over the pockets.

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September 12, 2010 @ 22:56:43 PM
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http://theprestigiousinstitute.blogspot.com/p/denim-heads.html

Sir Sway: If there has ever been someone that told you to not wash your raw denim, they are wrong, Period. That is a huge misconception. Like all clothing, your raw denim does need to be cleaned. There are a few things to do that will help clean your denim without loosing any or too much color or fade.

1) Freezer Trick
September 14, 2010 @ 01:59:30 AM
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^ A couple of things:

- Sticking your denim in a freezer does absolutely nothing in terms of cleaning. It won't remove any sort of stain, especially oil stains (which should be taken care of immediately with cornstarch or something). The cold temperatures slow down the bacteria that create smells via the waste they produce. Other odor causing substances (dirt/grime/w.e)are literally frozen which tones down how much they smell for a limited amount of time. After a couple wears you'll notice the smells return rather quickly.

- Tide to Go does not contain bleach. In a pinch, it's safe to use on denim (given that it hasn't expired).

- The chemistry concept that you try to highlight with solutions/solute/solvent doesn't apply here. Indigo dye isn't water soluble in the first place.

- If you're the jeans in a detergent/water mixture, the length of time doesn't really matter half as much as the temperature. Leaving them in a little longer would actually be more beneficial in lifting out some of the more inset dirt and grime.

- A pair of jeans pulled out from a wash should be rinsed because they are soapy, not sticky. You should be sure to dunk/rinse them thoroughly before having them dry. That is a lot better than just take a dip in clean water.

- Fuck grape juice. Fuck sandpaper. Those sort of frivolous things shouldn't even be mentioned.


The guide overall is misguided. All you really need to know is: Wear till you think they're dirty. Throw jawnz in washing machine with desired amount of detergent and with temperature/spin speeds to your liking. Similar methods include tub or bucket with manual labor.
September 16, 2010 @ 00:49:18 AM
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Trying to clean some N&F Weird Guys that I got muddy, and I wear em cuffed. Do I uncuff em when I soak em? Does it matter?
September 16, 2010 @ 02:21:10 AM
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Just uncuff them, most of the time your going to have shit tons of dirt/lint/dog shit/etc. stored in that crease.
September 17, 2010 @ 01:45:56 AM
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The knees on my APC's got kinda muddy. What's the best way to get out the dirt?
September 17, 2010 @ 17:00:08 PM
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Is that a trick question? Wash them.
September 19, 2010 @ 19:07:14 PM
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The knees on my APC's got kinda muddy. What's the best way to get out the dirt?


If you want to keep as much dye as possible and minimise shrinkage just do a cold soak for 30 mins with a little bit of detergent.
September 21, 2010 @ 10:27:14 AM
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The knees on my APC's got kinda muddy. What's the best way to get out the dirt?


You could spot clean them by soaking at the knees and below in detergent, and then hand washing the affected area. I did that one with a pair of Iron Hearts after I spilled chicken soup all over the ankles, and it worked pretty well.
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