Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

Mar 20, 2010 @ 21:42
so anyone know how to get super glue out of some lvc's?
Mar 20, 2010 @ 22:55
^some acetone might do the trick
Mar 20, 2010 @ 22:57
lol i was about to post acetone too. just googled it and it seems that it *could* work, but it might damage the denim, im not sure. if you're willing to try acetone on em though then maybe see how it affects the denim on some spot you can't really see so if it doesn't mess it up then you could just apply the acetone to the glue
Mar 20, 2010 @ 23:17
Word I read on that too. I might buy real acetone from home depot. I tried nail polish remover that is supposed to contain acetone and that stuff didnt do crap.
Mar 20, 2010 @ 23:54
Picked up some Nudie SJDJ last year on sale. Never tried to wear 'em until yesterday. Problem is I lost about 10 pounds since last year.. They are 33x32 and now I am about a 31. Do you think a hot soak is enough to bring them down to my size? Should I just hot soak for 30 mins and wear them while they dry? I've been wearing raw for a few years but I never had to soak in order to shrink. I'm worried they wont shrink enough and I won't be able to resell them for shit..

Thanks in advance y'all


you could just wear a belt
Mar 21, 2010 @ 16:52
ask your tailor to take in the waist and the seat, thats what i did with my RRL's. they were a 38 and i got it taken into a 35.5-36. and they fit nicely now.
Mar 22, 2010 @ 05:26
with the 501 stf, should I hot soak, or cold soak? What are the effects of either? Do they even have different effects on the denim?
Mar 22, 2010 @ 10:32
The hotter the soak, the more the shrink. I'd suggest a hot soak right off the bat so that you aren't surprised by any more drastic shrinking later. You'll get a bit of color loss, but there'll be plenty left over.
Mar 24, 2010 @ 08:07
there is less color fade with a cold soak?
Mar 29, 2010 @ 00:13
Yo, so if my jeans(apcNS) start to smell, how do i clean w/o fucking it up? febreeze or soak? and if soak how long w/ what temp? thankssss
Mar 29, 2010 @ 00:27
there is less color fade with a cold soak?


To a point there is, but its not as noticeable, just do the hottest soak you can, so that you can get maximum shrinkage out of it as stated before.
Mar 29, 2010 @ 22:07
air it out, or u can put it in a freezer....
Mar 30, 2010 @ 01:39
how long in the freezer^
Mar 31, 2010 @ 19:52

________________PRE SOAK____________________________POST SOAK______________________

501's STF

Soaked the upper part first to check if it would work correctly and it did. They shrunk a little. Then I soaked them fully in hot water for about 20 min. Let them dry out the whole day and yeah they fit nicely.

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Apr 02, 2010 @ 17:27
so after you wear a pair after 6months and you tryna washem to fade, how long in the washer? and hang dry after? sorry noob question..haha
Apr 02, 2010 @ 21:36
wear longer before washing.
Apr 14, 2010 @ 18:51
whats a good way to minimized bleeding onto shoes? Bought a new pair of raw selvedge jeans and I don't like cuffing too much. My wallabees already starting to show some blue on em smh
Apr 16, 2010 @ 13:43
put some tape on the around the hem
Apr 16, 2010 @ 17:33
even if you cuff, it will still stain your kicks (though it is minimal compared to not cuffing).

how do you apply tape on the hem? wouldn't that look funny?
Apr 19, 2010 @ 21:00
u put it on the inside of the jeans. should barely be visible. howevre ud still get some staining, but it wouldnt be nearly as much.
Apr 20, 2010 @ 17:02
I've had these 501 shrink-to-fit for a year and they haven't had a wash, but they recently got a small stain caused by pancake mix and some bubble gum on the bottom. Should I jump in the shower with them on now or just throw them in the washing machine? They are indigo blue...or raw...whatever it's called, I don't want to lose that "shiny" lol. Also, what to do with regular 501s? Just throw them in the washing machine inside out? Are regular ok to throw in to the drying machine or should I hang dry those too? I don't like the idea of hang drying them because of the hot ass sun we get in Southern Cali.
Apr 26, 2010 @ 12:43
I finally washed my just 501's after over a year of wear. The creases on the combs shifted though, but the fades came out a lot more.
Apr 28, 2010 @ 21:38
Just got some regular 501s...no raw denim. How do I go about washing them? Should I wear them and take a shower or should I just throw them in the washing machine? Also, is it ok to throw regular jeans into the drying machine or should I hang dry those?
Apr 29, 2010 @ 12:22
Throw in the machine in hot water and put in dryer right away after wash.
Apr 29, 2010 @ 23:56
ask your tailor to take in the waist and the seat, thats what i did with my RRL's. they were a 38 and i got it taken into a 35.5-36. and they fit nicely now.


I been had pure acetone from ochem lab, get at me if you wanna cop. large vial for $5.00 + 4%. smokeyface

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Apr 30, 2010 @ 10:16
Throw in the machine in hot water and put in dryer right away after wash.


given they are rigid 501s, so it doesnt matter much, but generally u dont want to throw ur denim in the dryer because it'll soften denim
Apr 30, 2010 @ 15:52
given they are rigid 501s, so it doesnt matter much, but generally u dont want to throw ur denim in the dryer because it'll soften denim


True. Hot water though? What would go wrong if I went with the label's suggestion to use cold? How do y'all dry your jeans? Hangline? How about Dickies work pants?
Apr 30, 2010 @ 19:15
It's important to wash your jeans at least once a week. Like what I said, throw in the dryer to dry.
Apr 30, 2010 @ 22:23
just air dry it, doesnt matter how, I just hang them out my window (live in a colonial. work pants are work pants they are meant to get dirty and take a beating, so doesnt matter wat u do with them.
May 01, 2010 @ 00:46
It's important to wash your jeans at least once a week. Like what I said, throw in the dryer to dry.


Once a week? Nah, shun, maybe if I wore them everyday and got 'em dirty, but I honestly can't find a point to wash 'em once a week in hot water. Just keep following your own schedule. smokeyface
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