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How to care for raw denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by zacharydschroeder, May 3, 2007.

  1. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    Quick question: Is "unwashed" denim the same thing as "raw" denim??

    Second quick question: The tag on mine says avoid contact with light colour clothing but I always like to tuck in my polos. Will the dye on the inside waistband of these unwashed jeans rub their colour off on my white polo shirt?
     
  2. tsekh

    tsekh Senior member

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    Quick question: Is "unwashed" denim the same thing as "raw" denim??

    Second quick question: The tag on mine says avoid contact with light colour clothing but I always like to tuck in my polos. Will the dye on the inside waistband of these unwashed jeans rub their colour off on my white polo shirt?


    Answer to your second question - Yes. It's not going to happen in just 1 or 2 wears (unless it's raining and your jean got wet). But some of the blue dye did transfer onto the white undershirts and white sneakers that I frequently wear with my jeans.
     
  3. okay.w0w

    okay.w0w Senior member

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    gentle cycle and hang dry for me
     
  4. JChance

    JChance Senior member

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    I've heard of freezing them to kill the bacteria (you can try googling "freezing denim"). Wear the denim for eight months before the first wash to get that fading effect (the filthier the jeans is, the more it fades during washing) [​IMG]
     
  5. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    anyone who puts their nut sweated and assjuiced jeans in their goddamn fridge needs to get their head checked.
     
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  6. JChance

    JChance Senior member

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    HAHAHA, the right method is to fold it, ziplock the denim then try to vaccuum the thing to get as much air out as possible, then toss them in the freezer for like a day or so, then take it out to leave it warm back to room temp (dont microwave them plz). This should work, tho I have no tried it myself.

    anyone who puts their nut sweated and assjuiced jeans in their goddamn fridge needs to get their head checked.
     
  7. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    HAHAHA, the right method is to fold it, ziplock the denim then try to vaccuum the thing to get as much air out as possible, then toss them in the freezer for like a day or so, then take it out to leave it warm back to room temp (dont microwave them plz). This should work, tho I have no tried it myself.

    LOL, you could use one of those FoodSaver things to get the air out if you want a vacuum in there.
     
  8. transient

    transient Senior member

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    I'm in the process of arranging to go up into space as a space tourist. Do you guys think if I clothespin my jeans outside the space station that it'll get rid of the stink?
     
  9. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    I'm in the process of arranging to go up into space as a space tourist. Do you guys think if I clothespin my jeans outside the space station that it'll get rid of the stink?
    you could get some sweet gamma ray fades brah
    HAHAHA, the right method is to fold it, ziplock the denim then try to vaccuum the thing to get as much air out as possible, then toss them in the freezer for like a day or so, then take it out to leave it warm back to room temp (dont microwave them plz). This should work, tho I have no tried it myself.
    alternative: wash your jeans when they smell like shit
     
  10. sfkm

    sfkm Member

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    just don't put em in the dryer. had a pair of apcs end up going through the dryer and it created a few vertical creases+fading.
     
  11. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    I wash my RRL's after every wear and then put them in the dryer. Keeps them tight and avoids stretching.
     
  12. ErikW

    ErikW Senior member

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    Any recommendations on stains? I spilled some taco juice on my pants last night after a couple of dranks and I'm not certain on how I can get it out without removing all the indigo in that small spot below my crotch. I have some new Momotaro 0701s that are unwashed.
     

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