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How to take care of your jeans

It is an established fact that there is nothing we despise more than putting our old and comfortable jeans to wash. You want to just goon wearing them so here are some ways to look after your jeans the way they do for you.

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 05, 2011 16:46 IST

It is an established fact that there is nothing we despise more than putting our old and comfortable jeans to wash. You want to just goon wearing them so here are some ways to look after your jeans the way they do for you.



1 When to wash:

Ideally, you should have worn your jeans at least 3-4 times before drycleaning or washing. If you do not want your jeans to fade and would like to wear it more often before cleaning, buy a special fabric deodoriser to ensure it does not smell. Skinny jeans should be cleaned regularly to ensure the fit is skinny and not baggy around your body.



2 The best way:

In case the length of your new jeans needs to be reduced, you should clean them once before hemming, to ensure your jeans are completely pre-shrunk. When you clean a pair of jeans for the first time, clean it inside out and separately since it will lose most colour. It is important to turn your jeans inside out and clean with similar coloured clothing, in low temperature.



3 Top tricks:

To reduce colour loss, you could add a cup of vinegar in the pre-wash stage. Do not put your jeans in a dryer since it will cause excessive shrinkage.



4 Leather strap:

When cleaning your jeans, check if the leather brand label loses colour, by rubbing it with a wet cotton ball. In case it is losing colour, remove the label before cleaning and stitch it back later.



(With inputs by Esther Lannaerts, Pressto Drycleaning)