Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

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June 03, 2008 @ 19:54:33 PM
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How harmful is it to soak jeans constantly? I'm under 10 wears in my slim jims but I've already soaked them once after the second wear because they got pretty messed from partying and I'm thinking of soaking them again because of a party last night. I got some weird make up or something smeared on them and they look pretty filthy.


^ I wouldn't recommend partying that much with Nudies.


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June 08, 2008 @ 15:16:03 PM
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I have Levis 520 (slouch skinny) that are relatively new. But they've been stretching in the waist and the jeans overall are getting loose.


I've worn them about 10x only. Should I do a hot soak? I just want them back to their original state when I bought them (they're not raw).


And if so, how long should I soak?
June 08, 2008 @ 15:35:43 PM
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I have Levis 520 (slouch skinny) that are relatively new. But they've been stretching in the waist and the jeans overall are getting loose.

I've worn them about 10x only. Should I do a hot soak? I just want them back to their original state when I bought them (they're not raw).

And if so, how long should I soak?


You don't have much to lose. Pre-washed jeans hardly fade as much in comparison to raw denim. washing or soaking in hot should shrink em to fit tighter.
June 08, 2008 @ 16:13:18 PM
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aight, thanks playboy.


and how many hours should i soak, mind my asking?

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June 10, 2008 @ 05:11:10 AM
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which one is more advisable how to wash denim...machine wash or just brushing it with your hands?

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June 11, 2008 @ 15:09:30 PM
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they said washing denim on machine makes color faded on its original color.
June 12, 2008 @ 21:52:46 PM
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i just got a pair of number (n)ine waxed denims, and i'm pretty lost. can/should i just wear them straight new?
June 15, 2008 @ 16:47:02 PM
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yea you can, but avoid washing, dry cleaning is better for waxed denim

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June 17, 2008 @ 15:38:46 PM
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I was wondering, if i got my jeans tailored. Could he possibly make the rise lower? I bought a cheap pair of grey wrangler but the rise is way to high for my liking. I wanna go from this to this

I love the fit of thse skulls, and didnt wanna dish out 100+ just for grey jeans im gonna wear casually.
June 17, 2008 @ 15:59:05 PM
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rise is the hardest thing to change.... the tailoring will cost more than the jeans did, and will not be as good as the original... if a tailor will even do it for you.
June 17, 2008 @ 16:12:21 PM
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Yea I figured it would be more on the expensive side...But they only cost like 30 dollars.
June 23, 2008 @ 13:29:40 PM
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is it a good idea to give new jeans a hot soak before wearing them (at all) to get the shrinking out of the way?

and is it possible to focus the shrinking on the length and not the waist, by only soaking below the waistline?

oh and finally, when soaking should I turn the jeans inside out?

thanks HB

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June 24, 2008 @ 14:02:19 PM
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i have a pair of H&M Sliqs and they ahve stretched a little bit. what would you guys recommend to get them to shrink? soaking them in warm water is what i was thinking, but i just wanted to make sure that was right.
June 24, 2008 @ 21:32:52 PM
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I've had my NS for about 2 months. But my stacking is a little off on my right leg. If I soaked that part of the leg for a bit, starched it, and then ironed it, you guys think that'll sorta fix it once it reshapes?
June 24, 2008 @ 22:52:25 PM
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Love Hate - Yes, warm of hot will do the job
rtst102 - not worth the trouble and time, just let the stacks be

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June 29, 2008 @ 13:52:58 PM
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might as well soak the whole thing instead of just one part of the leg
June 29, 2008 @ 15:06:47 PM
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if i have a pair of evisu mainline jeans, what would be the best way to take care of them? soak in hot/cold before wear? or wear for a few months and then hot/cold soak? I am completely clueless
June 30, 2008 @ 06:26:34 AM

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when machine washing raw denim after 6 months of wear, do you flip them inside out or just throw them in?
June 30, 2008 @ 09:25:26 AM
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wats the best way to wear in jeans? i mean other than doing everyday stuff. Ive seen people on SuFu which have like 3 months wear that looks more than some peoples 10 months.. wtf? how ? (same jeans as well?)
June 30, 2008 @ 10:23:34 AM
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just wear em. if u really want to go bike riding or skateboarding
July 02, 2008 @ 20:31:39 PM
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when machine washing raw denim after 6 months of wear, do you flip them inside out or just throw them in?


whatever you want doesnt really matter

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July 03, 2008 @ 11:31:29 AM
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I think it is about time to wash my APC's, it has been about 4 months of wear and i can notice some initial fading.

what would be the best way, while minimizing shrinkage (will they even shrink in a cold soak? ), as well as still maintaing a resonable amount of color.

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July 03, 2008 @ 15:31:40 PM
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im sure you could wait at least another 2 months to get better fades because you are just starting to see some fading. I dont see a reason to wash it when you want minimum shrinkage / indigo loss

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July 04, 2008 @ 01:02:16 AM
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I think it is about time to wash my APC's, it has been about 4 months of wear and i can notice some initial fading.

what would be the best way, while minimizing shrinkage (will they even shrink in a cold soak? ), as well as still maintaing a resonable amount of color.


cold soaks offers minimal shrinking and indigo loss
July 07, 2008 @ 09:40:46 AM
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wats the best way to wear in jeans? i mean other than doing everyday stuff. Ive seen people on SuFu which have like 3 months wear that looks more than some peoples 10 months.. wtf? how ? (same jeans as well?)


I wouldn't worry too much about the jeans fading... Let it just fade, It reflects your lifestyle, so ofcourse if your not as active as other ppl theyll fade much slower, but probably more subtly, which imho looks much nicer than stark contrasty jeans
If you really want fades like that so bad though, id suggest predistressed, but yea, if you wanna fade raw denim that quickly in a few months, walk more in them, bike, skate, so long as your active it will fade at a much quicker rate
July 07, 2008 @ 14:51:08 PM
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lulz why do you soak denim
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