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What is the best way to stop jeans from bleeding?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Benji, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Benji

    Benji Member

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    Hey

    What's the best way to stop blue denim bleeding onto shoes? Ive seen people recommend tape, and others dont recommend it, and I dont really see rolling up jeans as a solution as imo that leads to a different look so does anyone have any ideas/thoughts?

    Thanks
     


  2. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Then wash them a few times.
     


  3. Benji

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    I already have, maybe 4-5 times and they still bleed
     


  4. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    As in, washing machine + machine dried? That should get rid of all excess dye
     


  5. Benji

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    They were washine machine washed, but not machine dried. Would a trip to the dry cleaners sort them out then?
     


  6. m0j0

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    some jeans have a greater tendency to bleed
    i have worked for Gap, and their jeans tend to bleed/rub off.

    it all depends on the brand that makes them.

    i also don't suggest every throwing your jeans in the dryer, even though it can soften the cotton up, it changes the size/fit of your jeans - always hang dry
     


  7. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    My Somet's never bleed =)
     


  8. breakz

    breakz Senior member

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    They were washine machine washed, but not machine dried. Would a trip to the dry cleaners sort them out then?

    Try to keep the denim away from the dry cleaners.
     


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    Some gauze and a tourniquet
     


  10. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    They were washine machine washed, but not machine dried. Would a trip to the dry cleaners sort them out then?
    No. People go to the dry cleaners to keep from losing dye.
    some jeans have a greater tendency to bleed i have worked for Gap, and their jeans tend to bleed/rub off. it all depends on the brand that makes them. i also don't suggest every throwing your jeans in the dryer, even though it can soften the cotton up, it changes the size/fit of your jeans - always hang dry
    Actually, drying is going to do no more shrinking than a hot soak would anyway. In this case it's main purpose would be to agitate the jeans and remove as much dye as possible (wet jeans + agitation = dye loss)
     


  11. willy cheesesteak

    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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  12. Robert

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    There's only one proven method: Dip them in wax. I swear it works. You need a lot, at least a sink full. You'll have to buy bricks of it but a good grocery store should carry some. It will take a lot of melting of the wax, of course, so get a good big kettle to melt it all in. Then you can either dip the jeans straight into the kettle of wax or pour the wax into your kitchen sink and then put the jeans in. Wait til wax hardens. Chip the jeans out of the wax, and wear!
     


  13. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    There's only one proven method: Dip them in wax. I swear it works. You need a lot, at least a sink full. You'll have to buy bricks of it but a good grocery store should carry some. It will take a lot of melting of the wax, of course, so get a good big kettle to melt it all in. Then you can either dip the jeans straight into the kettle of wax or pour the wax into your kitchen sink and then put the jeans in. Wait til wax hardens. Chip the jeans out of the wax, and wear!

    if you took myself, xenox, andliu/plzzzz, melted us down, and then cast us into a mold shaped like a penis with the face of richard nixon, we would still not be half as weird as you are
     


  14. Robert

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    So you're saying you don't believe me?
     


  15. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

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    if you took myself, xenox, andliu/plzzzz, melted us down, and then cast us into a mold shaped like a penis with the face of richard nixon, we would still not be half as weird as you are

    who is robert? hes like the poor version of jet (no fit pics, buys jcrew)
     


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