Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

December 15, 2009 @ 00:20:34 AM
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Just got my first pair of WeSC Japanese Raw Selvedge denim. There kind of tight around the thighs, and was just wondering over time will this strech out? If so, how substantially? I'm going to try and stick it out for the 6 months with out washing either.
December 15, 2009 @ 21:24:31 PM
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stretch is bound to happen, but its not gonna be anything major mayb .25-.5 in. stretch
December 16, 2009 @ 23:22:53 PM
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just got a a pair of Levi's 501 shrink to fit. But i do not want to shrink them too much. Im i good with just a cold soak and a Air dry ? And can i just wear the shit out of them after the soak ?
December 18, 2009 @ 22:23:07 PM
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My current situation is that one leg shrunk due to beach water after a trip.

My question is, if I machine wash them, will they shrink back to even lenght, or will they shrink to proportion and remain uneven? Should i wash in hot or cold? And if continues to be unproportional, or if above method won't work, then should I just soak the longe side? Or am I just fucked?
December 20, 2009 @ 08:54:57 AM
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how did the other leg not shrink? u just walk with one leg in he water?
December 20, 2009 @ 20:58:54 PM
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how did the other leg not shrink? u just walk with one leg in he water?


Oh, I rolled them up and I got soaked from the right from a few waves. So does anyone have a suggestion to my dilemma?
December 20, 2009 @ 21:04:50 PM
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My current situation is that one leg shrunk due to beach water after a trip.

My question is, if I machine wash them, will they shrink back to even lenght, or will they shrink to proportion and remain uneven? Should i wash in hot or cold? And if continues to be unproportional, or if above method won't work, then should I just soak the longe side? Or am I just fucked?


lol
December 21, 2009 @ 17:03:06 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
lol


Indeed. Any suggestions?
December 21, 2009 @ 18:30:40 PM
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i know this question isn't on topic but
just makign sure...
if i shrink some sweaters with these same methods it would shrink abit right hmmmm

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December 22, 2009 @ 17:42:07 PM
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can you hot soak more than one pair of jeans at a time?
December 22, 2009 @ 20:17:48 PM
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I have a pair of Uniqlo MIJ Selvedge that have a a smedium little stain on the leg. It's white and won't come out by wiping it. What can I do?
December 25, 2009 @ 00:26:37 AM
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probably can, but not sure if one pairs dye will soak into the other
December 26, 2009 @ 01:24:41 AM
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Location: San Diego,CA
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.
December 31, 2009 @ 22:57:09 PM
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when i wash my APC,
do i cycle it alone and a cold wash with a touch of detergent?

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December 31, 2009 @ 23:33:09 PM
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ya
January 02, 2010 @ 09:17:20 AM
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i have just bought some hugo boss jeans

they are black but not raw jeans i dont think, they are a little baggy so what do i do to shrink them to the size i want?

its comfort fit instead of my usual regular fit tongueface
January 02, 2010 @ 09:27:13 AM
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return them and get ones that fit?
January 02, 2010 @ 09:34:10 AM
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ok i can take them back, i just didnt kno if there was a way to make them fit better..

im really after a pair of grey jeans similar to the hugo boss orange regular fit if anyone could help me??
January 04, 2010 @ 02:01:54 AM
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Location: Bronx, New York / Los Angeles, CA
i'm not sure if it's in here but i have some RRL slims.

How long of ACTUAL wear time should i wait until i wash/soak/whatever. i have a school uniform so i only get to wear them during the weekends and when school is out.
January 04, 2010 @ 17:51:45 PM
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^ wear em out as much as you possibly can, usually people wash em after around 6 months of wear, which would be about 180 days of wear. Depends on how you wear your denim also, whether or not you do hard work in em or bike in them or just wear them casually.
January 07, 2010 @ 20:21:00 PM
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i heard there was a way to "reset" your stacks? my cuffs/ankles are looking like graybill status
January 07, 2010 @ 20:25:57 PM
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if I soak my 9 months old jeans would they lose all the stacks,whiskers, etc?
January 09, 2010 @ 17:11:01 PM
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^ no, unless they're unsanforized denim that wasn't initially soaked before u started wearing em for those 9 months. If they were soaked initially, then u should be fine and the fading on the stacks and whiskers will remain in place.
January 14, 2010 @ 00:02:47 AM
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a lot of good info here. thanks to all that contributed.
January 15, 2010 @ 09:16:09 AM
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i heard there was a way to "reset" your stacks? my cuffs/ankles are looking like graybill status


iron
January 16, 2010 @ 19:27:26 PM
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I would resoak and then when they're moderately damp wear them and try to arrange them to what you want.

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January 19, 2010 @ 21:38:50 PM
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ok so i wore my jeans in the rain today(huge mistake)

now there is grass and mud stains how do i remove them?

also do i have to wash/soak/dry clean them now?

these are fairly new as i have only worn for a few weeks
January 22, 2010 @ 00:01:45 AM
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ok so i wore my jeans in the rain today(huge mistake)

now there is grass and mud stains how do i remove them?

also do i have to wash/soak/dry clean them now?

these are fairly new as i have only worn for a few weeks


just wear em, it'll go away
or u can put a warm damp towel on top of it
January 22, 2010 @ 08:39:25 AM
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i did use a cold towel to remove most of it

but theres still this huge mud stain that wont come off
January 23, 2010 @ 11:07:14 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
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