Wouldn’t it be great if you could wear a brand new pair of jeans every day? Well, for most people this isn’t an option — and that’s okay. As long as you take care of you jeans and give them a little TLC once in a while, you can preserve their original look and integrity. Of course, failure to properly care for your jeans will result in them breaking down more quickly. So, what steps can you take to keep your jeans looking new?
Don’t Use Bleach
I know this probably sounds like common sense, but it’s still worth mentioning that you should avoid washing or otherwise exposing your jeans to bleach. Bleach is simply too powerful, as it will strip away the color of the denim, creating permanent damage. In some case, you may be able to dye your jeans to conceal the bleach stains. Normally, however, even dyes aren’t enough to fix bleach stains. This is why it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid the use of all bleach and bleach-related products when washing your jeans.
If you find a stubborn stain on your jeans that doesn’t seem to go away, try spot-treating it with liquid laundry detergent. Assuming it’s still new and hasn’t “set in,” you should be able to remove it with relative ease. If this doesn’t work, try a gentle fabric stain removing product. Just remember to test the product in a discreet area of your jeans before fully applying it to the stain. This should give you a better idea of whether or not it will work.
Wash Inside Out
We’ve talked about this before on our blog, but it’s worth mentioning again that you can protect your jeans from damage by washing them inside out. Before washing your jeans, take a minute to turn them inside out. This should result in only the interior of your jeans being exposed; thus, protecting the exterior from the washing machine. This tip isn’t restricted just to jeans; you can turn many garments and clothes inside out before washing them. It’s a simple and effective way to protect your clothes from washing machine-related damage.
Choose High-Quality Jeans
Not surprisingly, cheap low-quality jeans are more likely to degrade and damage than high-quality jeans. Some people assume that all jeans are made of the same quality, but this statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Some jeans are made with the highest quality denim materials and craftsmanship on the plant. Others, however, are made with cheap low-grade materials and equally poor craftsmanship — and it’s the latter you should avoid. So, where exactly do you find high-quality jeans for sale? While you can roll the dice and hope you find some for sale at a local retail or department store, this isn’t the best solution. Instead, consider buying your jeans from the denim experts here at MakeYourOwnJeans. We offer one of the largest selections of high-quality jeans and other denim products at unbeatable prices. In terms of quality, there’s no substitution for the
Choose the Right Fit
In addition to choose high-quality jeans, you should also choose jeans that fit correctly. The way in which your jeans fit can and will affect their appearance. If your jeans are too big, they’ll look baggy, which isn’t just an eye-sore. Oversized baggy jeans are more likely to rub on the ground, causing damage to the bottom. It’s not uncommon for the bottom of baggy jeans to fray and even split. When this occurs, you’ll have to hem your jeans to fix them. Of course, this problem is easily avoided in the first place by choosing jeans that fit correctly. Rather than buying your jeans from a retail rack, consider ordering them from us here at MakeYourOwnJeans. We offer custom sizing on all of your jeans, meaning you’ll get the perfect fit.
Washing your jeans is essential to keeping them clean. However, washing should only be done in moderation. There’s no rule — written or otherwise — stating that you must wash your jeans each time you wear them. On the contrary, many experts recommend washing your jeans only on occasion to preserve their original look and integrity. The bottom line is that you should cut back on washing your jeans, especially if you want to keep them looking new.
Check the Tag
Have you looked at the care label of your jeans? Most garments of clothing feature a care label with specific instructions from the manufacturer on how to clean and care for them. For jeans, you can usually find the care label inside the waistband in the back. Being that different jeans are made of different materials and craftsmanship, it’s a good idea to heed the advice listed on the care label. Some jeans may require cold water when washing, for instance, in which case using hot water could damage or otherwise degrade the fabric.
Stay Away from Distressed
Let’s face it, distressed jeans don’t exactly look new. Therefore, it’s best to avoid them if you want the “new” look. Distressed jeans are characterized by patches of artificial wear, usually occurring in the thighs and/or knees. Many people prefer this unique “worn-in” look, though others prefer the look of new jeans. If you prefer the latter, stay away from the distressed style.
Use Caution When Wearing Jeans
Of course, you should also use caution when wearing jeans, especially if you’re around liquid or products that could stain the denim. If you’re among the millions of people who start their day off with a cup of coffee, for instance, you should place your coffee in a safe location where it’s not going to accidentally spill on your jeans. Coffee, while delicious, can easily stain fabric like denim and cotton.