Everyone has that favorite pair of jeans they hope holds up as long as possible. But with so many myths on denim care, what’s the best way to keep your jeans lasting a lifetime or two?
In honor of World Water Day, our in-house denim experts offer this advice.
Wash them once every 10 wears at most to maintain fit and prevent too much “rebound.” Or go even longer and wear them until they smell a little funky. Use a damp cloth or old toothbrush with mild soap to remove small stains instead of washing them. You know the distinct lines and creases you see on your jeans, the ones specific to you? That unique look comes from wearing your jeans for long periods without washing.
Dryers are the natural enemy of jeans. All that lint is your jeans breaking down. Instead, hang them up. Line-drying preserves the fit and helps you avoid possible shrinkage or fabric warping. Turning your jeans inside out and hanging them in a shady space prevents fading and avoids soggy pockets.
Cold water keeps the color you love. Washing with cold water protects them against fading and shrinking. Turning your jeans inside out and hanging them in a shady space prevents fading and avoids soggy pockets.
We’ve all worn that favorite pair until it tears, and we’ve all felt that twinge of sadness knowing we won’t have that pair in the rotation anymore. Instead of parting with your jeans, repair rips and tears; they’re easily patched or sewn. And if you want expert care, our tailors can alter, hem, repair and customize any Levi’s® product at your nearest Levi’s® tailor shop.
Levi’s® Stores with Tailor Shops:
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop San Francisco
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop Plaza
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop Emeryville
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop SoHo
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop Meatpacking
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop Brooklyn
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop Disney Springs
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop Alpharetta
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop Plano