Friday, April 13, 2007

Denim Extremist Washing Guides

1. Extremist recipe
Let your jeans get dirty for as long as possible.
First wash: dry clean
Following washes: soak your jeans for about an hour in water with a little bit of woolite black, a detergent which helps keep clothing's original color, rinse, rollin a terrycloth towel and hang up to dry.

2. Semi-extremist
Soak your jeans for about an hour in water with woolite black added, don't scrub, rinse, wring and hang up to let the water drain.

3. Machine recipe
Machine wash at 30 degress celcius(90 F), delicate cycle, no spin cycle with woolite black.

4. Seawater recipe
Let your jeans get dirty for as long as possible, go swimming in the ocean wearing your jeans, rub your jeans with dry sand, and repeat several times. Rinse in fresh water and let them dry in the sun.

These can be used for any pair of jeans but notably dry denim, which is a pair of jeans that has not undergone any washing effects and the original dye is still in the jeans, this allows them to have a more unique look and the user to color their own jeans through their own aging of the jeans. Dry denim is also refered to as raw denim or unwashed denim.

For more information go to:
Mynudies & superfuture are two forums highly associated with "denim heads" and their are the occasional "denim snobs"; however, this does not mean they are unfriendly sites.

A dose of comic relief through denim always cheers people up.
Please note that the reason for the overabundance of stuff from Nudie Jeans co is that they are one of the biggest companies to begin the raw denim revolution.

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