Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck
Just picked up a pair of slim guys in deep indigo at the Barney's sale. It's my first pair of raw denim so I'm psyched to see how they break in. I sized down two (I'm normally a 30 and I got the 28s) and they're snug as hell in the seat but I can already see that with some stretching they'll fit just like I want. One question: is there anyway to minimize the indigo getting all over everything? Just from handling them I start getting smurf fingers. Mostly I'm worried about sitting on my couch and leaving a blue stain. Anyone have any advice? Will rubbing my hand over the back a little be enough to take up any indigo that I would be leaving where I sit?
Best way to get rid of the excess indigo that bleeds off is to give the jeans a wash.
Rubbing your hand over the back will take off some excess indigo, but it won't be enough to stop the jeans from bleeding, even if you do it many, many times.