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Should I soak this raw denim jacket or not?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rambo, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Timbaland

    Timbaland Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    You're thinking of shrinkage, not indigo loss.

    Heat shouldn't impact indigo loss in any noticeable way.

    Looking back at all my old jeans (black and dark blue ones), I thought they lost the most color after being put in the dryer. Washing in hot water should still take out more color than washing in cold though.
  2. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Anaheim, CA, USA
    If it is STF, I would soak it before wearing. If it is sanforized, I would not.
  3. cb_32

    cb_32 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Toronto, Canada.
    Don't put it in the dryer. It's bad for denim. Cone - who probably make that fabric - specifically advise against it.

    Most Type 3s are Sanforized; I don't know about that grey, but I doubt it's STF. I wouldn't soak it; you get the full contrast between that initial crisp look, which will be more formal, then over months it will soften. Don't know why people will want to hurry the process? And without an initial soak, the wear will be distinctly better.

    Basic, Mexican-made 557. Washed once. No initial soak:


    because i dont want a dark denim jacket when i already have a dark pair of jeans
  4. slzhao

    slzhao Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Memphis, TN
    Im currently wanting to buy a burberry raw denim jacket but it has the checkered wool lining inside.. any ideas on how to wash and care for it? Soak it like i would do raw jeans or dry cleaners? If anyone can help that would be great thanks.
  5. whodini

    whodini Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    Loretto, KY
    Clothes legally have to come with care tags. Follow them.
  6. sap1622

    sap1622 New Member

    Jul 31, 2012
    Hey guys, I just bought the Levis standard trucker jacket (dark, raw denim)! the chest seems nice and snug but the sleeves feel real loose. I want a nice tight fit all around. Do you guys think I should shrink it? And what's the best way?

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