Does selvedge bleed, and what could I do to it whenever it starts to smell?
If you're talking about raw denim some of them tend to bleed the excess dye out so you'd have to soak&rub to rid that.
Also to really clean the smell you have to wash them. Not necessarily a machine wash a quick soak would work too. No getting around it.
As for my question.. can someone drop me some knowledge about starch? applying starch and its effects/ where to acquire bottles? |0
edit: is it actually "cheating" if you apply starch to your denim?
I can answer specifics if you want. When applying aerosols like Faultless and the stuff from retail spots you can usually get away with a lighter application compared with the boxed powders like ARGO, unless you know how to play with the mixture proportions.
With the sprays you typically hold the can 6 inches away and spray areas you want, then iron it out to activate the chemical. With the powders you mix it with liquids and put it in a spray bottle for the same application as cans. Another method some denimheads use is to just fill half a tub with powder and soak the jeans in that to restore the factory stiffness if jeans get floppy from hanging in the closet.
Starch makes stuff crisp sometimes at the expense of tensile strength but for the short-term it's fine, you can get the spray cans at big retailers and the boxed powders at a few but they're becoming uncommon because people nowadays like stuff to work right out of the store.
And no denim wearing is not a game there's no cheating/winners/losers. in before 'WINNING'