9 Easy Ways to De-Wrinkle Jeans

9 Easy Ways to De-Wrinkle Jeans

Have your favorite pair of jeans developed wrinkles? As with most garments, it’s not uncommon for jeans to develop wrinkles. Wearing a pair of jeans for an extended period, for example, can cause the denim fabric to crease, thereby leading to the formation of wrinkles. When this occurs, your jeans will look messy and unkempt. The good news is that you can de-wrinkle your jeans using one of the following methods. #1) Toss Them in the Dryer Running your jeans in the dryer for about 10 to 15 minutes should smooth out most if not all of the wrinkles. As they bounce around in the dryer, your jeans will smooth out. It’s a safe and effective way to de-wrinkle jeans that won’t damage or otherwise harm your jeans. Just remember to set your dryer to the low heat setting. If your jeans are exposed to too much heat, they may shrink and/or fade. #2) Hang Them on a Clothes Hanger Hanging your jeans on a clothes hanger can help to eliminate wrinkles. When you remove your jeans from the dryer, place them on a clothes hanger, after which you can hang them in your closet or elsewhere. By hanging your jeans on a clothes hanger, gravity will naturally smooth out any wrinkles in them. With that said, it’s recommended that you use a heavy-duty wooden clothes hanger — as opposed to a cheap plastic clothes hanger — for maximum benefit. Cheap clothes hangers tend to buckle under the weight of heavy garments, meaning it could break with your jeans on it. #3) Use an Iron Of course, you can...
How to Pinroll Your Jeans

How to Pinroll Your Jeans

Want to know how to pinroll your jeans? Whether you’re wearing skinny jeans, straight-leg, low-rise, high-rise or any other type of jeans, you can typically pinroll them at the bottom. It’s a relatively easy process that should only take a few minutes. And when finished, your newly pinrolled jeans will look cleaner and more stylish. Overview of Pinrolling The term “pinrolling” refers to a process in which you roll up the bottom of your jeans several inches to create a narrower fit that hugs your legs. While we explain the process step by step in the section below, pinrolling involves rolling up the bottom of each pant leg. Assuming your jeans are full length, you should be able to pinroll them. Pinrolling has been around for over a century. Even during the 1800s, it wasn’t uncommon for men to pinroll their pants. If a man had a pair of pants that were too long, he would pinroll them to create a more comfortable fit. Today, pinrolling is performed on both men’s and women’s pants, including jeans. Pinrolling simply involves folding up to the bottom of the pant legs to achieve a narrower and more tapered fit. Pinrolling vs Cuffing: What’s the Difference? The terms “pinrolling” and “cuffing” are often used interchangeably when referring to folding up the bottom of pants, but they aren’t necessarily the same. So, what’s the difference between pinrolling and cuffing? Pinrolling is used to create a more tapered fit in which the jeans become narrower towards the bottom, whereas cuffing maintains the original fit without tapering them. You can pinroll or cuff your jeans, but...
The Beginner’s Guide to Selvedge Jeans

The Beginner’s Guide to Selvedge Jeans

Worn by men and women alike, selvedge jeans offer an unparalleled level of quality. They are characterized by a distinct weaving process that creates a tight and narrow band of fabric at the bottom of the pant legs. To the unsuspecting eye, selvedge jeans may look the same as traditional non-selvedge jeans. However, their unique weaving pattern offers several benefits. To learn more about selvedge jeans and why they are so popular, keep reading. What Are Selvedge Jeans? Also known as self-edge jeans, selvedge jeans are manufactured using an antique-style loom to create a tight and narrow band of fabric at the bottom of the pant legs. If you look at the photo below, you’ll see a pair of selvedge jeans. The bottom of the jeans features a band of interior fabric — known as a selvedge strip — that’s visible from the outside. You can easily spot a pair of selvedge jeans by looking for the selvedge strip. Whether you’re shopping online or at a local store, look at the bottom of the pant legs. If you see a narrow band of fabric in a different color or tone than the rest of the denim, the jeans are considered selvedge. If there isn’t a narrow band of fabric at the bottom of the pant legs, on the other hand, the jeans aren’t selvedge. Some people assume that selvedge jeans are made of a special type of denim, but this isn’t necessarily true. They are still made of the same denim material — which is actually just cotton — as all other jeans. The only exception is stretch selvedge...
How to Choose Jeans for the Winter

How to Choose Jeans for the Winter

Dec. 21 marks the beginning of the winter season. Regardless of where you live, you can expect cooler temperatures, as well as fewer hours of sunlight, during this time of year. However, that shouldn’t stop you from including denim jeans in your outfits. Even throughout the otherwise cold winter months, you can still wear denim jeans. You just need to choose the right type of denim jeans. In this post, you’ll learn how to choose the perfect denim jeans for the winter season. Heavyweight Denim Denim jeans are often classified by the weight of their denim. Lightweight denim jeans, as the name suggests, are made of less denim than their heavyweight counterparts. A typical pair of lightweight denim jeans may have just 8 or 10 ounces of denim, whereas a pair of heavyweight denim jeans may have 12 or 14 ounces of denim. Because they contain more denim — nearly twice as much denim in some cases — heavyweight denim jeans are better suited for the winter season than lightweight denim jeans. You can wear either type during the winter, but you’ll experience a higher level of warmth and comfort by sticking with heavyweight denim jeans. Dark Color In addition to a heavyweight construction, jeans featuring a dark color can also protect you from the cold winter weather. A pair of black- or indigo-colored jeans, for example, will likely offer greater warmth than a pair of white- or light blue-colored jeans. How does the color of jeans affect the amount of warmth they offer exactly? All garments will absorb light energy, those some absorb more light energy than others....
Low vs Medium vs High-Rise Jeans: What’s the Difference?

Low vs Medium vs High-Rise Jeans: What’s the Difference?

Jeans are often classified according to their rise. There are low-rise jeans as well as medium-rise and high-rise jeans. All three types are typically made of 100% denim. With that said, however, they each have a unique construction that affects their appearance as well as how they fit when worn. In this post, you’ll learn more about about the differences between low-rise, medium-rise and high-rise jeans. The ‘Rise’ Explained The term “rise” refers to the distance from the waistband to the crotch seam. Although there are exceptions, most jeans measure about 7 to 13 inches between these two areas. If you use a tape measure from the waistband of your jeans to the crotch seam, you’ll probably discover that it’s about 7 to 13 inches. When you see or hear the term “rise,” it refers to this distance. Some jeans have a lower rise, whereas others have a higher rise. What Are Low-Rise Jeans Low-rise jeans, as the name suggests, are denim features that are constructed with a short distance between the waistband and the crotch seam. Also known as a low-cut or low-rider jeans, they often measure just 7 to 8 inches from the waistband to the crotch seam. It’s important to note that low-rise jeans also sit lower on your body when worn. Because of their exceptionally short distance from the waistband to the crotch seam, they typically rest several inches below your belly button. In other words, they don’t rest around the midsection of your waist. They sit significantly lower than most other types of jeans, including medium-rise and high-rise jeans. Low-rise jeans have been around...
How to Spot a Pair of High-Quality Jeans

How to Spot a Pair of High-Quality Jeans

When shopping for a new pair of jeans, it’s important to pay attention to the quality. There are dozens if not hundreds of types of jeans on the market, some of which are better than others. If you simply choose the cheapest pair you come across at a retail apparel store, you’ll probably end up with low-quality jeans. As a result, you can expect them to degrade more quickly. You can avoid this headache, however, by emphasizing quality in your purchasing decision. But how exactly can you spot a pair of high-quality jeans? Inspect the Pockets High-quality jeans are typically made with many durable and well-crafted pockets. It’s not uncommon for low-quality jeans to feature just four pockets — two in the front and two in the back. High-quality jeans, on the other hand, often have five pockets. In addition to the standard four pockets, they have an extra fifth pocket. You can typically find the fifth pocket inside one of the front two pockets. It’s a smaller pocket that’s been used in denim jeans for decades. Although this fifth small pocket was originally used for pocket watches, it’s now used primarily an aesthetic feature. It offers a uniquely attractive appearance that’s not found in other, lower-quality jeans with fewer pockets. Therefore, you should inspect the pockets when shopping for a new pair of jeans. If they have five or more pockets, they are probably made of higher-quality materials, as well as craftsmanship, than those with four or fewer pockets. Check the Tag Of course, you should also check the tag to see what material or materials the jeans...