Denim Care Thread (for denim FAQ)

Jun 26, 2012 @ 23:37
whats the best way to prevent a crotch rip? i wanna take my nudies to the tailor cause the crotch is showing signs of wear. what can i have her do to reinforce the crotch?

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Jun 28, 2012 @ 04:58
damn..i got some henny and brew on my 3sixteen st-100s.....should i go into dgaf mode and keep wearing? I'm only between 30-40 wears in...
Jul 18, 2012 @ 21:44
Dude... rain isn't going to ruin your jeans. Don't worry so much.
Jul 23, 2012 @ 16:08
got stuck in the pouring rain today for about 15-20 minutes and soaked all of my clothes. so my APC's, worn for about 7 months, got soaked along with them. should i just wash them now or should i let them dry and wear them out more?


So fuck? Its just a bit of rain.. Youre talking about jeans not a 3000 year old priceless chinese porcelain vase..
Aug 03, 2012 @ 04:55
What exactly do soaks and washes do in regards to fades?
Like what would be the effect of a soak and/or wash with no fades, just starting fades, and lots of fades?

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Aug 15, 2012 @ 22:15
I got some mud on my jeans and it looks like some shit skid marks... first time i tried wiping it and i got hella indigo instead of mud... Need some help yo!
Aug 15, 2012 @ 22:21
^either embrace it or wash it...you don't have many options lol
Sep 03, 2012 @ 02:09
Just scrub it out, you will lose indigo but it won't be noticeable
Sep 08, 2012 @ 22:40
I've had my pair of Ironheart 21oz 301S for almost a year and half now. I made a tutorial on how I washed it the first time here:



This is just one of many ways though. Hope you guys enjoy!

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Sep 09, 2012 @ 13:03
Question re: when to repair crotch

(1) APC New Standard, 2 years old
(2) Beginning to see wear/thinning fabric around crotch area, but no holes
(3) Should I bring them to be reinforced/darned ASAP, or wait until a hole appears?
(4) Anyone know any good, reputable places for jean repair in Toronto?

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Also, what to do with that stray yarn?

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Sep 10, 2012 @ 00:50
Not that big of a deal to worry about until yo literally can see through the thinning
Sep 25, 2012 @ 04:07
keep rocking till it blows out
Sep 30, 2012 @ 19:49
Just soaked my Petit Standards this week after ~5 months of wear because they smelled like ass smh I feel like the inseam shrunk up a little

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Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:55
They did, soaking = shrinking. Cold soak=minimize shirnking.
Oct 13, 2012 @ 07:18
Just got my first pair of raws... The guy at Self Edge said 3sixteen's don't need to be soaked prior to wearing. Anybody agree with this or should I soak 'em?

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Oct 13, 2012 @ 13:54
soak, always pre soak.

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Oct 13, 2012 @ 13:59
got stuck in the pouring rain today for about 15-20 minutes and soaked all of my clothes. so my APC's, worn for about 7 months, got soaked along with them. should i just wash them now or should i let them dry and wear them out more?


So fuck? Its just a bit of rain.. Youre talking about jeans not a 3000 year old priceless chinese porcelain vase..


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Oct 14, 2012 @ 03:54
soak, always pre soak.


There's no need to soak. Explain to me why you need to ALWAYS pre soak?? It's personal preference. But you DON'T need to.

Just wear them and wash when ever they need it.

DONTGIVEAFUCK, just wear them. No need to wash unless they stink. I mean they pretty much just had a soak so need for 2nd
Oct 18, 2012 @ 15:38
stupid question, but stacks; do you guys mess with em or just let em happen? i feel like messing with them would be wayyyy to hard, but i dont want it to look shitty either. (btw theyre just ub 201's so its not that big of a deal, but its my first selvedge so whatever.)
Oct 18, 2012 @ 15:49
Make them how u want them, they should stay how you put them..unless you washed the shit out of them early on and how no starch left in them....
Oct 22, 2012 @ 21:49
i have a pair of washed(they came washed example of washed apcs) apc ps that are dirty, can washing affect any loss of color or anything, or is it ok to just throw them in the washing machine inside out?
Oct 23, 2012 @ 07:34
nah just bang em in there, cold wash
Oct 23, 2012 @ 21:33
Your going to get some sort of color loss whether you wash or soak none the less, but not so much to worry about.
Oct 24, 2012 @ 01:43
i have a pair of washed(they came washed example of washed apcs) apc ps that are dirty, can washing affect any loss of color or anything, or is it ok to just throw them in the washing machine inside out?


Can i use Ultra Tide with Color Safe to wash them or do i really need Woolite?
Oct 24, 2012 @ 03:12
I've always used some regular shit, if you fancy, go with Woolite black lol. doubt it will make any difference
Oct 24, 2012 @ 04:45
Vos, if they're really that color just wash them how you'd wash any of your other clothes. It's not that serious man.
Nov 02, 2012 @ 03:07
Just got some new selvage about 3 weeks ago (I believe they have stopped bleeding). If I soaked them to shrink them, how much would they bleed and what would be the best way to go about minimizing the bleed?

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Nov 02, 2012 @ 05:08
are they sanforized or unsanforized? If they're sanforized you don't need to soak them and if they're unsaforized you should have soaked them before you started wearing them.

And I doubt they've stopped bleeding in 3 weeks, unless you've really beat the shit out of em.

Unless we know if they san. or unsan. then we can't help you on shrinkage. But if they're sanforized they wont shrink much and then they'll jus stretch right back out
Nov 06, 2012 @ 02:02
I believe that they are unsanforized

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Nov 09, 2012 @ 15:28
does Supreme use sanforized for their demin?
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