Around here, we go hard for distressed denim. But there’s a difference between distressed denim and denim that’s in distress. The difference is how well you’re taking care of it. If you’re jeans or jacket are putting out an S.O.S., check out our tips to keep your designer denim looking new.
Don’t Over-Wash Them
Look, we get it. No one wants to go out smelling funky, but denim is different than your high school gym uniform. It doesn’t start smelling as fast as your cotton shirt might. Besides, even though denim fibers look tough, they’re prone to unravel and fade if you wash them too much. Stick to washing them once every three or five wears. And if you spill something on them, just spot-clean them.
Wash Them Right
When you go to wash your denim, try not to shove them into the washing machine however you want. We’re talking designer. They deserve a little tender love and care. Here’s how you wash them the right way to keep your designer denim looking fresh.
Not all detergents are made equal. For good denim, especially when it has colors, patterns, and patches like our dope denim tops for men, you need something that is going to keep the colors as popping as the day you first laid eyes on them. Use detergent made for dark colors to avoid fading.
If you were going to wash a Lamborghini, you wouldn’t slop some dirty dishwater on your paint job and wipe it off with a rag. You’d baby it like it was your own child. Your jeans are the same way. When you wash designer jeans, flip your jeans inside out and use a gentle cycle and cold water. This will protect your clothes from fading or damage.
If you’ve gone through all the trouble of washing your clothes in old water, why would you turn around and throw them in the hot dryer again? It’s old school, but hang your denim to dry instead of using the dryer. You may have to wait longer to wear them again, but it will be worth it when you step out in a jacket or jeans that look just like the day you bought them.