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post #31 of 48
Which one is worst in terms of preventive care: -Wearing jeans to 6 months then washing -Wearing jeans to 3 months, dry clean, then normal wash at 6 months I know dry cleaning is bad for the fabric, but would it be worst than all the gross buildup after a few months? I just got some nudie rrds and these damn things are skin tight almost at the thigh, taking sometime to break them in right.
post #32 of 48
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yep I'm one of those guys who loves spreading around ignorant blanket statements all the time with no logic whatsoever I'm so glad there are members like whodini to keep me in check

No, you are one of those guys who just has to have the last word, even when it makes you look like an asshat because you are both arguing the same freaking point. let it die.

Of course, you would never make blanket statements like how Augusta makes the best boots ever.
post #33 of 48
Thread Starter 
ok, they dont smell THAT bad. If I really start to notice it I will wash it.

The point of the thread was to ask what the benefits of Dry Cleaning the Denim is versus Hand Washing it, if there even is one. I dont dry clean shit so I dont know what to expect. Seems like everyone recommends the hand wash, so case closed.

/thread.
post #34 of 48
You might want to try CO2 dry cleaning. It's supposedly one the least damaging to garments (while still being semi-common), but to be honest, I'm not positive what the effect on indigo would be, since I've never seen real results of it on raw denimz. I might try it out sometime actually, since there is a place near me who does it. It cost about twice as much per garment though.
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Liquid CO2 is considered an ideal solvent because of the way it gently rubs stains out of clothing. Heavy solvents like perc and hyrdrocarbon can destroy fibers and make cleaning delicate garments, such as furs, impossible.
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Regarding performance, CO2 cleaning is said to cause less fading and wear on clothing when compared with traditional dry cleaning. Because it doesn't require heat to clean, the process is also gentler on clothes.
Oh and I almost forgot: I bought a pair of jeans a while back that were dry cleaned 3 times before I bought them. They really looked brand new, and very dark. Considering I washed them 2 or 3 times since then, and they lost a huge amount of indigo, I think it's safe to say dry cleaning will prevent much more indigo loss than washing.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by BrettChaotix View Post
No, you are one of those guys who just has to have the last word, even when it makes you look like an asshat because you are both arguing the same freaking point. let it die.

Of course, you would never make blanket statements like how Augusta makes the best boots ever.

they are the best boots, hands down. You mad you can't afford them..?

I was letting this thread die.. until you bumped it.

now make a good comeback, but not so good that I have to respond.
post #36 of 48
whatever you do, dont dry clean jeans. i dont even like to dry clean 'dry clean only' items, what more so jeans.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by TDV View Post
they are the best boots, hands down. You mad you can't afford them..? I was letting this thread die.. until you bumped it. now make a good comeback, but not so good that I have to respond.
Great, not just a troll, a douchebag as well.... Augusta is not always the best for say.... camping/hiking, winter weather, military/police duty, workwear/labor, professional wrestling, and a slew of other purposes that boots serve. Are they premium quality? Sure, but so are NDC, Julius, TO&CO, CDiem, etc... but none would ever claim something like "best boots ever" because it is a stupid blanket statement.
post #38 of 48
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whatever you do, dont dry clean jeans. i dont even like to dry clean 'dry clean only' items, what more so jeans.

Why? All I want to know is why is it bad for jeans? Why do you hate it for regular clothing? What does it do that is negative? Why would people even consider it if it sucks so much?


I dont dry clean so i dont know and no one has answered those questions. This thread coulda died with 3 replies, not 3 pages of nonsense
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by Davidko19 View Post
Why? All I want to know is why is it bad for jeans? Why do you hate it for regular clothing? What does it do that is negative? Why would people even consider it if it sucks so much?


I dont dry clean so i dont know and no one has answered those questions. This thread coulda died with 3 replies, not 3 pages of nonsense

reason why i hate dry cleaning because clothes you send to one come back in an altered state, usually a negative one.
when i used dry cleaning service, wool sweaters and pants came back stiffer and 'crispy'. they used to be soft and natural feeling.

especially jeans, raw indigo jeans, these are natural fiber and dye products that i am sure would come back from the cleaners in a bland altered state.
you take the time to fade and crease the jeans to your liking, they will come back from the cleaners (used with chemicals) to perhaps an all around general lightened indigo state. will probably take away all the contrast. will probably even take away all the stiffness in the cotton for you.

i dont know, just my experiences with dry cleaners with simple pants and wool sweaters.
i would just do a machine wash to jeans.




another thing... i just saw this thread.
post #40 of 48
I don't know why you guys worry so much about how and when to wash jeans. You should concentrate your efforts on new methods to keep you from having to wash your jeans at all. Personally, I like to paint my legs with latex body paint so none of my sweat gets on my jeans. You would be amazed how well this works. Recently, I was inspired by Stadium Pal to create my own invention- the Fart Catheter. Basically, this is a hose, which goes, well, 'you know where' and then runs down my pant leg and exits the bottom. Using this miraculous apparatus, I can not only prevent farts from passing through my high-end Japanese denim, but I can also let one go and no one knows where it came from. So, yeah, let's all be a little more creative!
post #41 of 48
it's good to wash, to get rid of the sweat and dirt that will eventually eat through the denim. dry cleaning doesn't really get rid of any of that.
post #42 of 48
Am I the only one who hates to see the word/term "raws" applied to jeans? I don't know why it bothers me so much but it damn sure does
post #43 of 48
It is ironic that everyone is obsessing about not washing their jeans for fades. I'm sure miners in the 1880's just washed their shit because it was nasty and the look we are trying to copy is causing people to do the opposite.
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by koreanism View Post
it's good to wash, to get rid of the sweat and dirt that will eventually eat through the denim. dry cleaning doesn't really get rid of any of that.
Yes, dry cleaning can achieve that. Some people don't like dry-cleaning because it can alter the shade of indigo and the hand of the denim fabric, amongst other things. You also don't get the nice ridging along seams & stitchings, the awesome leg twist, etc, etc as you do with water-based cleaning methods.
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Originally Posted by Rosenberg View Post
Am I the only one who hates to see the word/term "raws" applied to jeans? I don't know why it bothers me so much but it damn sure does
I know hey? It's a bit of a marketing gimmick at the moment - everywhere I look it's raw this, dry that, selvedge this, japanese denim that...
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Originally Posted by Christobevii3 View Post
It is ironic that everyone is obsessing about not washing their jeans for fades. I'm sure miners in the 1880's just washed their shit because it was nasty and the look we are trying to copy is causing people to do the opposite.
They are just pants after all, no matter how expensive or expertly made. When pants get dirty or smelly, we wash said pants. I really don't understand this 'I'll never wash my jawnz' mentality... I do know that it's good to go without much water contact for the first couple of months so the creases can set in, but more than 6 months without wash??? That becomes a hygiene hazard and a public safety issue
post #45 of 48
I've had jeans dry cleaned before, and I've found that it seems to affect the color and texture less than washing does. But I think part of the fun of jeans is letting them fade, so I usually wash mine.
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