I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a good pair of denim is like your best friend.
They are comfortable, easy to use, fits like a glove and can be used casually or smart casual (if you have the right pair).
How do you actually take care of denim to get the most out of them?
Here are some tips:
1. Don’t Wash New Raw Denim
This may sound strange to some people, but you really shouldn’t wash new denim. Raw denim (the best type) can take up to 6 months to break in. And you really shouldn’t wash it until then.
This allows the denim to conform to you and not lose its shape.
2. Jeans You Can Wash Often
I know most of us would get a pre-washed or treated pair of denim. These often come with a faded look or other trendy designs.
This type of denim can be wash more often. But note that the more you wash them, the more they lose their color. So best to not do it too often.
3. Keep Them Odor Free
Since you are not supposed to wash them so often, you need to keep them odor-free; the easiest way to achieve this, by air drying your denim after use.
You can also hang them in the bathroom as you take a shower and the steam will freshen them up.
4. Wash Denim Inside Out
When it does come time to wash your denim, do so inside out. This will help prevent the fading of your jeans.
But if you want the faded look, wash them once with hot water.
5. Air Dry After Wash
To prolong the life of your favorite pair of denim, do not spin dry. Instead, take them out of the washing machine (while they are still a little damp) and lay them flat or upside down to dry.
6. Let Your Denim Breath
Denim fibers need to breathe. So don’t overpack your folded denim too tightly together.
Or hang them in an overcrowded space.