Once again slight delay in posting this stuff as I spent my day in Tampere, Finland. So shout out to Tampere!
Now back to business. Early on I had planned to spend like six months without throwing my jeans into the washing machine, well that came into a halt last Saturday at the end of week ten on my current denim project. I know, I know, I should have worn them longer before introducing the jeans to the washing machine but could felt like it was about time to wash em’.
To play it safe, I did wash the jeans in cool water and put the machine into hand wash mode. Haha, it sounds like I’m washing some age old silk dress, getting all stressed out about washing a pair of jeans. But it’s all good. Just to make sure there was not much shrinking on the waist I gave the jeans a good stretch straight after the wash and few more stretches while the jeans were drying.
The jeans still have a very nice fit (perhaps even better) and they did not shrink all that much from the waist. The length of the jeans was reduced a bit but hey, now I don’t have to cuff my jeans at all. The soaking few weeks back shrunk the jeans already so there was no major shrinking. The wash pretty much just brought out the fading of the jeans and the color is still deep blue, good stuff.
Just few pics of the aftermath:
The leather patch remained in good health as well. After more washes the leather patch is bound to get a more worn look, but it’s still like new.
One of the advantages of vintage chain-stitching hemming is the nice roping effect after washing.
The project continues and I look forward to seeing how the jeans develop. So wash your jeans with good conscience, although might I add that the indigo does wash off a bit after every wash so for nice personal fading effect, do give the jeans plenty of wear before washing them. (I guess I could have a note here saying, in the end jeans are jeans and it is the wearer that makes the pair personal no matter how often you wash them, heh)
Quick reminder on the Nordic Denim House x Kitmeout competition which is still on until 30th of June, so remember to check that out.
That’s all for now. Stay true everyone. I’m out… or like Arnold said it, I’ll be back!