Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

Oct 20, 2008 @ 17:56
Alright here is my question. I've got a pair of Nudies Even Steven, size 30 that I've been wearing for the past two months around 4 or 5 days a week. I'm not beating them up, no extreme use. They haven't been washed or soaked yet, and I'm just wondering whether a hot soak will shrink the waste back to the original size when I bought them. Also would anything else shrink, inseam, leg opening, etc? Or should I not bother with the soak and just keep wearing them?
Oct 25, 2008 @ 14:24
i got a pair of raw CM's that i'd like some good shrinking with, any help?
Oct 25, 2008 @ 15:08
Hot soak in the tub, 40min+, then air dry outside

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Oct 25, 2008 @ 15:13
thanks tech for answering both questions in both threads lol.

and yeah i live in the desert, it's kind of windy this time of year so airborne dust might be a problem. should i still air dry outside or will inside my garage work?
Oct 25, 2008 @ 15:18
lulz no problem

in that case your garage can work, but it might take about....somewhere around 2hours or just alittle bit more then that

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Oct 25, 2008 @ 15:23
yeah i'm not really in a rush anyway... i haven't worn these guys in a few weeks because the way they fit, and i just now thought about giving them a good shrink lol.

but is there a difference in drying outside/in the sun than indoors? if there is i could probably just bring the dryrack in my front yard where there's not really any dust
Oct 25, 2008 @ 15:24
theres more airflow and humidity meaning it would dry faster compared to the garage where there is barely any airflow but i think the garage is pretty humid.
if you can spare time either is fine

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Oct 25, 2008 @ 15:26
hm i might just do the garage, it's pretty windy today and i don't really wanna risk it. thanks a bunch tech smokeyface
Nov 10, 2008 @ 13:44
i have some levi 514 and i want to shrink the leg openings
wats the best way to do this
Nov 10, 2008 @ 14:11
hot soak.. or go to the tailor and ask for a taper

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Nov 13, 2008 @ 13:57
i know i'm being a total noob for asking this, and sorry dudes, but can i soak my cheap monday alive n drys after 1 wash to shrink em or as soon as you machine wash em are you fucked if you wanna shrink? thanks
Nov 13, 2008 @ 17:22
cheap mondays are sanforized so if you were to soak a day after it would not do much, i would wait it out alittle longer then give it a soak, but if you can't help it now, soak it in hot water and it should shrink a bit

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Nov 13, 2008 @ 20:05
for the flatheads F380 (lol i know i've been asking like hell about these, but I don't wanna screw up my hopefully, soon-to-,be first pair of expensive jeans). Since they are unsanforized, I should do an initial soak after I get them correct? How long? warm or cold? Then is there an amount of time I should wait before the first wash? or that doesn't matter? I just don't want my fades, combs, and stacks to look retarded. thanks.
Nov 15, 2008 @ 14:25
Will jeans get the same amount of shrinkage if you soak for 40 minutes as opposed to 2 hours?
Nov 16, 2008 @ 00:07
From what I've read. 20 minutes of soaking is all that is needed.

Someone correct if I'm wrong.
Nov 16, 2008 @ 13:32
I remember kiya saying soaking below 45minutes will not do anything, so your best bet is to soak at least an hour

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Nov 17, 2008 @ 10:21
I remember kiya saying soaking below 45minutes will not do anything, so your best bet is to soak at least an hour


No, Kiya said anything LONGER then 45 min won't do anything. He did a lot of tests with denim and they didn't see any more changes in the shrinking after 20-30 min. So a 30 min hot soak will give you the same results as an hour one.

haha you got it mixed up, just thought i'd let you know ;)
Nov 17, 2008 @ 10:51
So I got a pair of 1947 501s from this year.
I am a 32 waist and I bought a 32 x 36..
My question is, if I wash em cold without tumbling, how much will they shrink?
I am kinda scared to wash em since I heard that they will shrink like crazy?)
And yes, I know I am retarded for not sizing up...
Nov 17, 2008 @ 23:27
they dont shrink that much... A warm soak would be fine. Just wear em while they are a damp
Nov 18, 2008 @ 19:22
So I got a pair of 1947 501s from this year.
I am a 32 waist and I bought a 32 x 36..
My question is, if I wash em cold without tumbling, how much will they shrink?
I am kinda scared to wash em since I heard that they will shrink like crazy?)
And yes, I know I am retarded for not sizing up...


LVC shrink 1-2 in the waist, 2-3 in the length.
You are supposed to size UP 1-2, so id imagine they will be hard to manage in your case.

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Nov 18, 2008 @ 23:00
when i apply starch, do i do it when my jeans are
wet or dry? i'm going to soak them first
Nov 19, 2008 @ 00:08
dry would be best

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Nov 19, 2008 @ 02:12
oh well, I guess I am just gonna keep soaking (except the waist) and dry cleaning them..
Nov 20, 2008 @ 21:17
I'm 2 months & some change into some APC PS's and I'm curious as to whether soaking them would speed up the process of them fading?
Nov 21, 2008 @ 17:13
I'm 2 months & some change into some APC PS's and I'm curious as to whether soaking them would speed up the process of them fading?


you can't fade with a soak, a wash would lighten them up and take out some indigo. But to achieve a good/great fade, wear the hell out of your jeans. Its really the only way...plus 60% of the fun.
Nov 21, 2008 @ 19:34
I have a small hole in my APC NS. I'm thinking of patching it. Can anyone tell me how to do it? How wide should the patch be? Also, does it matter what denim I should cover it up with?

Thanks.
Nov 24, 2008 @ 16:58
what's the best way to fade raw denim quickly please?
Nov 24, 2008 @ 17:47
what's the best way to fade raw denim quickly please?


wear it.
Nov 24, 2008 @ 17:50
About to wash my NS for the first time... How should I do it?
Nov 24, 2008 @ 20:46
im soaking my jeans right now for the first time, kinda having a mind blank for what i should use to weigh them down to keep them submerged, suggestions?
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