Maybe you were able to sneak away your mother’s denim or managed to find a jewel in a thrift store. Caring for your vintage denim can spring about fear, after all, there’s the million-dollar question of should you even wash them?
Here’s all you need to know about ensuring your vintage jeans outlive you:
Hold off the washing
Wash them once every 10 wears at to maintain fit to prevent any shrinking or rebound of fabric.
Hang them up
Dryers break down the lint in your denim, so hang them up to prevent any possible shrinkage.
Coldwater ensures the colors don’t bleed or fade, it also prevents shrinkage.
After washing, use ½ cup of distilled white vinegar for a final rinse. It helps preserve the faded look your denim may be sporting. Do not wring the denim to rid it of the vinegar, instead gently press to let off the water.