Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

November 17, 2007 @ 18:02:15 PM
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I got a question about nudie raws. What's the consensus about them.
I don't mind bleeds. I plan to just plain out wear them.

But i would like to know any details or precautions.


ive had my nudies about 8 months now and no complaints about them at all and not that much bleeding either
December 04, 2007 @ 00:50:20 AM
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is there anyway to stiffen jeans?

i have a pair of hm jeans, and they gotten really flimsy..

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December 04, 2007 @ 08:33:24 AM
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Location: omaha, des moines
is there anyway to stiffen jeans?

i have a pair of hm jeans, and they gotten really flimsy..

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starch.
December 06, 2007 @ 23:29:21 PM
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Posted in the wrong thread. Disregard this post.
December 09, 2007 @ 20:34:50 PM

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I got my Nudies and they are a bit slim ish fit and not really tight, but just slim.

My fat pushes on the button at times lol...
December 13, 2007 @ 19:20:06 PM
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i'm thinking about a pair of nudies, how long should i soak em to minimize bleeding, but so they don't shink too much i'm not into the slim look but more fitted these days
December 13, 2007 @ 19:26:35 PM
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Location: Southern California
Nudies are sanforized so you don't soak them and they won't shrink. They will stretch with some wear though.

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December 13, 2007 @ 19:28:55 PM
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cool thanks
December 16, 2007 @ 23:44:57 PM
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Ok so can someone tell me the effective way of starching my jeans? I have a pair of Nudies Grim Tims that I washed once and cold soaked once after about a month of wear due to some dirt stains. They have gone soft on me. So should I starch them while I am wearing them or while they are hanging?
December 18, 2007 @ 00:40:56 AM

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Ok so can someone tell me the effective way of starching my jeans? I have a pair of Nudies Grim Tims that I washed once and cold soaked once after about a month of wear due to some dirt stains. They have gone soft on me. So should I starch them while I am wearing them or while they are hanging?


Dude,

Starch is gonna require some ironing and heat to harden. I mean you could starch while your wearing, but it'll feel damp jeans.

I don't think you should wash, nor soak that much or else you'd ruin it.

The general consensus is to WEAR them as long as possible b4 any major cleaning. The exact DATES will depend, though that's what makes it a secret and that's what makes each pair so diff't. ;)
December 24, 2007 @ 16:47:55 PM
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Location: Chicago
im planning on getting some apc new standards. when i do how should i go about wearing them? for as long as possible and try to keep them clean then wash them, or soak them when i get them?
December 28, 2007 @ 06:34:08 AM
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Does anyone know if Corpus raw jeans are sanforized? I haven't soaked them yet but I've only worn them for a day.
December 28, 2007 @ 19:22:44 PM

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Are CM sanfor?
Are nudies sanfor?
December 29, 2007 @ 01:29:33 AM
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It's already been answered earlier, yes nudies are sanfordized. And I don't know about Cheap Mondays.

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January 01, 2008 @ 22:13:40 PM
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Location: Australia
sorry for this mad n00b question but i know next to nothing about denim

but ive had some industrie (australian comp.) raw denim jeans and when i got them i just wore them and didnt soak them or anything etc

i have worn them a few times and have and once got caught in a bit of rain

i now want to shrink/age them what do i do ?? etc in terms of soaking etc

end n00bage
January 09, 2008 @ 12:46:36 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Well, first off the bit about being caught in the rain won't affect them, raw jeans can get absolutely soaked in a downpour and be fine.
If you want them to shrink you can hot soak them for an hour or two, and they should contract. If they're sanforized, then they will only shrink down to their original size, but if they aren't, they might shrink a bit more. If you don't want that, you can just wear wet/damp for a bit and they'll be fine.
On an aside, I've never heard of this company, how do you find them? Pictures?
January 10, 2008 @ 20:06:01 PM
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Location: California
I just got my nudies in and they are too long. I got a size 34 length (shouldve gotten 30-32). Should I get them tailored?

I'm 5'8 if that helps. Should i get them tailored or just stack them around my kicks?
They are the straight svens if that matters.
January 10, 2008 @ 20:06:54 PM
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Location: California
I just got my nudies in and they are too long. I got a size 34 length (shouldve gotten 30-32). Should I get them tailored?
January 10, 2008 @ 20:08:49 PM
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I just got my nudies in and they are too long. I got a size 34 length (shouldve gotten 30-32). Should I get them tailored?
January 10, 2008 @ 22:08:35 PM
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Location: Southern California
I'd say let them stack, but if its too much just hem them a bit.

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January 11, 2008 @ 21:11:31 PM
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Location: MD/DC area
Techniques in using startch to bring more or back stiffness to the denim?

Anyone help plz
January 12, 2008 @ 08:58:29 AM
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Go to our local convenience store, go to the back, grab a can of starch, pay for the can of starch, then spray starch where stiffness is desired .blushing

edit : or just don't use starch at all and wear it naturally, depends what denim you have.
January 12, 2008 @ 11:40:22 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: MD/DC area
Currently I'm experimenting with some hm denim

But yes I do have a can of startch but I heard in order to bring back the stiffness by using startch is by also ironing which is something I don't wonna do...

Or how about this, before my warm soak, should I iron the jeans with the startch, would that help...
January 12, 2008 @ 11:44:50 AM
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i've heard doing a short cold soak roughly around 30 minutes brings back some stiffness. i've used starch on my working jeans, no ironing. Seems to show some stiffness however.blushing
January 12, 2008 @ 15:35:10 PM
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I have a brand new pair of Rebel Ape raw selvedge and I want max shrinkage. Should I go hot soak or hot machine wash? Also, how should I go about drying them without taking too much of their raw stiffness away?
January 13, 2008 @ 18:42:18 PM
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Location: California
Can I just bring my jeans into any tailoring shop and ask for them to keep the original hem so that it looks the same, just not as long, or is that not recommended?
Is there that much of a difference to use chainstitching and just taking it to the tailor down the street?
January 14, 2008 @ 04:52:02 AM
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So the other night I was hella drunk, and when taking a leak I fell sideways and my Edwin's have a few grass stains and a mud stain on the turn-up.
I have only worn them around 6/7 times, and had them about a month - how's the best way I can clean them?

smh
January 14, 2008 @ 20:03:23 PM
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Just wash them, if theyre dirty, theyre dirty cant do nothing about that but wash them. its not like you will die if you just put your edwins in the washer

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January 15, 2008 @ 06:32:09 AM
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Just wash them, if theyre dirty, theyre dirty cant do nothing about that but wash them. its not like you will die if you just put your edwins in the washer


What's the best way to wash them?
Thanks.
January 15, 2008 @ 09:14:52 AM
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Washing machine...

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