Discussion in 'Nudie Care' started by bilmaga, Jul 28, 2007.
pics would be great. Adds character to your jeans ;-)
Im all down with extra character but with the jeans only 2 wears old it stands out a bit! I checked online and people were suggesting hair spray. I guess you're right... either way will look a little wackk for now but soon will work in with the wear.
The stain came all the way through from the inside of the pocket to outside the denim. Theyre Red Selvage too!!! How well does the fridge trick work??
The fridge trick works with chewing gum that gets stuck. I suppose it makes the stain firm and hard so you can scrape it off easier. Never heard about the hair spray thing. I say try scraping if off if you wanna but really it'll turn out great anyways =)
When a ink pen was broken the ink will work like a sort of dying your denim or painting them. And it will be probably quite waterproof ink so I can't imagine that you can easily remove this paint stain. I recommend too to leave it that way. If the denim is still raw and dark you shouldn't notice it that much. Or do you have a pic?
Quick Question: I just bought a pair of black black High Kais and was wondering if they will they fade within the 6 months like the normal indigo or will the not washing them prove fruitless in terms of physical evidence?
They'll fade good all right. However, there is a reason that indigo is called the "living colour" and black isn't =) When I'm looking for a new project I always buy indigo jeans. However you always need a pair of black jeans in your wardrobe and I'm sure you'll be happy with yours. Here's a link to a pair of great-looking black nudies
taken from: http://mynudies.com/content.php?132-Denim-Profile-Bryce-Alton
Thanks for the quick response =) Those nudies look pretty badass, I can't wait to get mine to that point!
Those are TFDBC so not sure if black black will fade till that colour. But still good luck =)
How do i wash black coated? I've heard of people putting it in their freezer before
Freezer is used by some peoples to avoid washing.
It's supposed to remove bad smell.
You can wash it like any other pair of jeans, but the coating (and shine) will disapear and you'll get a regular pair of black jeans.
So I won't get the shine back?! That sucks.. How long in the freezer btw?
Doesn't the smell come back after the jeans thaw, though? Everything I've seen suggests the freezer method doesn't work that well.
How about turning them inside out and exposing them to sunlight for a day or so? I've heard that's supposed to kill bacteria and presumably, the smell as well. It's worth a shot.
Freezing doesn't help at all, I found. After a few minutes the smell comes back. Airing out over night is better, sunlight is not too bad, but if they smell really bad, a gentle handwash is best. Of course, the shine may be affected by that. A machine wash will most likely wash the coating away. Shine or smell, your choice.
mine dont smell really bad just that i thought it would be a good idea to clean them.. i'll try hanging them out in the sun for starters
ive been wondering for awhile if you could make non selvedge jeans selvedge(or at least look selvedge). Im wondering if this would be possible? any ideas/opinions on this?
doubt thats possible
it is possible concerning the look. I saw it last week on a jack and jones pair, and there have also been Levi's that had a sewn on self edge. But the definition of selvage is not the look, but the way they were produced (on old shuttle looms), so you can't fake a "real" selvage fabric.
I wouldn't try to create a fake selvedge.
And Flo : I found a surprisingly good Jack and Jones raw denim selvage pants last summer in Stockholm for the Jeansmsueum. And those pants have a proper selvage on them
About keeping your unwashed jeans fresh:
- start breaking in a new pair of jeans when the cold season is strting that means now in the Northern hemispere
- if you have several pairs of jeans: wear the nices ones outside sweatty situations/activities, the rougher ones for more outdoor activities
- airing them out a lot helps quite a bit
I wear all my stuff in 3 steps: office-outdoor-heavy work out in the dirt. So no washings neede
Video of how to seawash dry denim
A real, nice vid
Thanks for letting us know
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