is it possible to let only the legs shrink
so the become skinnier?
so the become skinnier?
My UO Indigo Skinny is my first pair of raw selvedge denim.
It's been almost a month and the crotch area seems to be fading first, so I'm scared that it might rip.
What are some care tips and do's/dont's to prevent a crotch blowout?
Also, I'm never soaked it. Should I do a cold soak?
Hey on hemming before soak...my new jeans are at 37.5'' and I like to wear my jeans at 31.5-32. Would it be smart to hem them to around 33-34 wear them for a month then do a light soak to get some shrink then hem them to a 32. I just dont want to hem them first then end up with it too short. Any advice be great
Just got some a.p.c ps. The waist fit me just fine and i don’t want it to start stretching. Is there a way that i can make the stretching minimum by washing it or not make it stretch at all? And also will pre soaking make most of my starch go away?
wear a belt?
not really a belt guy D:
does anyone know how to bring back the original color of the denim if the color starts fading?
i spilled beer on my APC NS last night... I tried dabbing at them with water and towel but now its just turned into one big dark stain. I waited for them to dry obviously. How do I get rid of this? I just got the jeans 3 weeks ago so they are still basically new.
There's no realistic way of doing this. Jeans fade because the indigo that they are dyed with is lost over time with wear. In theory, you could bring back the color by re-dyeing the jeans, but in practice, it's not really possible, because, to my knowledge, no one offers this kind of service. Even if you could re-dye, it wouldn't look exactly the same as it did brand new.
If you want jeans that keep their original color, I would recommend the Pure Blue Japan NC models. Those are dyed with indanthrene, a non-fading dye, instead of indigo, so they keep their color.
If the water and towel didn't work, you're probably going to have to wash them. To minimize indigo loss, I would recommend a hand wash over a machine wash. Also, I would recommend soaking the denim in hot, soapy water for at least 30 minutes before you actually start washing.
Don't worry, washing denim never ruins it. You'll lose the initial sheen of the denim when the jeans touch water, but you'll still get good fades as long as you don't wash too often.
Well the stain isn't super noticeable.. it is just kind of annoying... Should i just wait? over time when the jeans fade, does that mean the stain will also fade?
You could just wait and see what happens, that certainly wouldn't hurt your jeans. The stain might even fade faster than the jeans do.
So last night I kind of rubbed/blotted it with water again to try and get the beer off. now its just a large dark spot. Will that go away if I soak them? And should I do cold water or hot? And should i use a bit of tide?