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Starching Soft Jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ruben, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    I have a favorite old pair of jeans that I've almost given up ever wearing because they'd become too soft over time (they're from the days when I used to wash jeans after every wear).
    They're not the greatest brand (poor quality denim), but I love the fit and I've worn them to a nice color/distressing.

    If I washed them in hot water (they've stretched over time), and gave them a good starching would they move closer to their original jean-like texture/feel?
    Am I risking anything by starching them or washing them hot?
    Can I achive my expected results?
     
  2. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Senior member

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    I don't think washing hot gives you much shrinkage, if they've streched then just toss them in the dryer for half an hour. I don't see why you would hate softeness but if you really hate it then wash them and hang dry them outside for a day.

    Starch kills fabric and ozone.
     
  3. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    It's a different softness than a even a worn pair of levis.
    More like a "I washed these cheap holister jeans so much they're about to fall apart" thing.

    Thanks for the reply.
     

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