Discussion in 'Nudie Care' started by SoulRebel, Jun 21, 2009.
freezer theory is a myth, maybe tea soak (at least 5 teabags), tea will neutralize the smell.
Thanks for the advice, guys. Unfortunately I don't have a bath tub but I think I'll soak it in a bucket or something. But is that really a lot different than using the washing machine's 30 degrees hand wash program?
[Edit: I suppose I could wear them in the shower?]
Well, it won't be a dramatic difference. I like having the control over the washing process. Spin cycling does shrink the fabric more than a handwash and you loose a bit more indigo, the body shape gets less pronounced or maybe lost at all. If sharp fades are not what you're after, you can also machine wash.
Regarding tea: I've never believed in the "Fight fire with fire"-Theory :lol:
i always believe the theory of "killing the poison with poison"
A warm soak in a bucket should remove the smell (starch?). You may get a few minor creases from folding, but that's not a big deal and they should disapear with time. Pics welcomed!
ouh so just use them soak in the sea and that's it? thanks guy ahaha yeah cause I remember some saying use the sand like that photo ahahaha!
normally, they stink more & quickly around the top block [waistband], crotch, & laps. those are the areas where sweat gets trapped + dirt/grime accumulate_ especially around the seat area & laps.
turn jeans inside out, warm soak from waist, right down to mid-thigh.... the hottest tap water your faucet can muster. as the water cools off, submerge the entire jeans for an extra 30mins. hang dry. possibly under the sun cuz sunlight kills some of the smell causing bacteria. under the sun.
on dire situations, i take them back in while still a bit damp & blast the top block + crotch + thigh areas with a steamer. then, take them back out to dry completely.
nowadays, i don't wait till they get unbearably nasty. i soak whenever necessary
.... & also, like Flo, i got a couple more pairs on rotation, so they don't stale right away.
plus, i wear my soft, comfy, well-worn, multi-washed pairs when it's NYC hot & muggy, anyway.
Here is a link to a video of guys seawashing their Nudie jeans
To top it off I spilled beer on them last night as well. They're in the bucket now, hot tap water with a little bit of detergent. Pics will follow shortly.
is there any pics for before and after sea wash ?would love to see them
I was at the sea today...honestly...I am glad when I can shower at home. I wouldn't wear jeans that were in the dirty water and sand.
^^ well played. Looking forward to pictures.
^hoping that someone will post their before and after sea wash .
not really a wash, but an accidental sea-soak [2nd]_ 1st time was intentional ;-)
after machine wash. i can not honestly say there was a significant change having the sea soak.
however, the tea soak it had before might have skewed the result.
the tea stain still lingers even after 3 washes.
the thing is, the light amber stain is so sublime that it's only apparent on the back-side [weft] & does not register in photos.
^ wanted to try sea wash but afraid that i will do it the wrong way cause I don't want my jeans to look bad obviously
but the 2nd pic looks better I think?
Just curious to see some sea wash results.
I myself stay always on the dry raw side like told here before
And with my 3 class wear system I don't have any troubles so far with very smelly jeans.
I'm also not a sweaty guy anyway
If i want to do a sea wash, must it be in salt water ?
You know a saltless sea?
^ LOOL! :tongue:
Okay, this doesn't really have to do about a real wash. But the other day I accidentally spilled some chicken on my jeans and there's a decent sized grease stain. Any tips how I can get this out without washing, I'm only a month in...
A real wash will be necessary imo, unless you want to keep the grease.
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