Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

Inactive User

Mar 12, 2008 @ 04:51
Damn...so there's absolutely no chance of a tighter fit smh

Might have to sell them then...

If anyone's interested in a 30x34 pair of New Standards PM me..smh


a hot soak first wouldn't hurt, but if u really want max shrink ur gonna need to use the dryer.
Mar 14, 2008 @ 00:33
So is the showering/soak neccasary?
What would happen if i did nothing besides wear them for a good 6 months or more, then gave it a wash?

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Mar 14, 2008 @ 20:21
Washings fine also. People usually just soak to shrink back to the original fit, or to clean the jeans up a bit without losing as much indigo.

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Mar 17, 2008 @ 14:50
If I cold soak my jean, how long should it be done for?
Mar 17, 2008 @ 23:48
Damn...so there's absolutely no chance of a tighter fit smh

Might have to sell them then...

If anyone's interested in a 30x34 pair of New Standards PM me..smh


this is a sad post, like I feel bad for this dude.

Inactive User

Mar 19, 2008 @ 01:16
If I cold soak my jean, how long should it be done for?


It's up to you how long you want to soak them for. An hour or two should do it though.

I have Club Monaco Straight Fit Denim, I'm not sure if they are selvage or not, I'm pretty sure they aren't though. I would like to shrink them a bit and achieve a nice fade. How would I go about doing this? Thank you in advance.


Wash your jeans if you want them to shrink a bit, but if they're not raw then they won't shrink that much; if at all.

To get a nice fade, just wear your jeans!
Mar 19, 2008 @ 20:21
i just picked up nudie thin finns for 90 bucks. Should i soak them, i DO NOT want them to shrink, just a nice fade.
Mar 19, 2008 @ 23:04
No soak needed on nudies

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Mar 19, 2008 @ 23:20
To get fades, you start out by wearing them. You can soak them to lose color.
Mar 19, 2008 @ 23:31
ok, and they will stretch out a bit, correct?
Mar 20, 2008 @ 06:56
Correct.
Mar 20, 2008 @ 09:06
hmm... i dont see any fade lines in my denim yet... Oh yeah i have some gap selvaga japanese denim they sold last year for $198. I soaked my jeans 2 times in cold water and i see no crease line forming bu i do see it fade a tiny bit. SO the question is what am i doing wrong to not get the crease line showing? Wear it after i soak it and walk around a bit in them when they are wet/damp? Oh yeah after they dry they get HELLA Crispy lol.
Mar 20, 2008 @ 11:25
^Truth. Try wearing outside to bike or skateboard in them. It's almost summer, great for doing activities that enhace your fading. Unless you are afraid of the sweat ruining your denim
Mar 20, 2008 @ 13:08
Unless you are afraid of the sweat ruining your denim


and if this is the case, kill yourself.
Mar 20, 2008 @ 15:19
oh i had the jean for about 8 months now... soaked twice.
Mar 20, 2008 @ 22:31
So if you want them to shrink, you wash them, but if you wash them, they lose stiffness and the ability to stack/honeycomb, right? What if the waist is just a bit large, how to shrink just that (fuck belts).
Mar 20, 2008 @ 23:38
Hot soaking also shrinks the denim with not as much loss of color through washing. You can still get stacking/honeycomb through starch and those creases will fade the next time you give them a wash.
Mar 21, 2008 @ 02:18
lmao, thats what i had in my head. fill tub up, lay pants over the edge, just waist submerged. ya diiiig? fuck it, ill handle it.
Mar 22, 2008 @ 01:47
AYO WHY YOU GETTIN' HYPED NEPHEW?!
Mar 22, 2008 @ 10:39
I was kidding, thanks for your help.

Relax yoself playboy.
Mar 22, 2008 @ 11:48
lol...
Mar 22, 2008 @ 17:29
I'm hella brolic doo! Fall back.

Question to get back on topic.

Willl these $35 514's get as good honeycombs/stacks/wallet marks etc. as $200 Nudies? Or is it, the more expensive the denim, the better looking the jeans could look? (not the cut/style, the wear i mean)
Mar 23, 2008 @ 19:12
No?
Mar 24, 2008 @ 14:40
I'm hella brolic doo! Fall back.

Question to get back on topic.

Willl these $35 514's get as good honeycombs/stacks/wallet marks etc. as $200 Nudies? Or is it, the more expensive the denim, the better looking the jeans could look? (not the cut/style, the wear i mean)
514s arent raw denim. They won't fade like RAW DENIM.

I swear some people are just stupid...It's common sense dude.
Mar 24, 2008 @ 14:58
ooh yeah. I forgot that raw and regular demin (pre-washed is it called?) fades different. I'm new.
Mar 25, 2008 @ 03:17
Originally posted by Inactive User
oh i had the jean for about 8 months now... soaked twice.


jeans too baggy.

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Apr 01, 2008 @ 22:53
yo, i got some cheap monday regular fit raw unwashed denims, i want to shrink them down a little and try to get some nice honeycombs on them and nice fading, i was wondering how i would go about doing so.....
Apr 02, 2008 @ 00:17
If you want them to shrink, just soak them in some hot water for 30minutes or longer but youll lose some stiffness, if you want nice honeycombs and fading just wear them, but i dont think cm fade very well

IG - @SEANLEQUANG OG 2007 HB FINESSE

Inactive User

Apr 02, 2008 @ 08:42
return them and buy a pair of 98$ raw selvedge 501s
Apr 06, 2008 @ 19:59
lol will u so proooooooooooud
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