͏▓░▒ More Info about Anatomy of Jeans ▒░▓͏
͏▓░▒ Sea Wash ▒░▓͏
a sea bath is something like a wash, using seawater and sand (some sun might come in handy too) to clean your jeans.
a sea bath is a very good method for cleaning your jeans without using detergents or other harmfull stuff, which you, for obvious reasons, would rather not use to wash your raw jeans.
Also, the dry cleaner always seem some kind of fear for dry denim heads because of the different results reported. You won't keep them as dark as the dry cleaner would, but atleast you're in control of the whole process yourself.
Most of the dirt and other foul stains on your jeans will come out, but remember they won't get "clean" all the way, like you're used to by washing them in your trusty washer.
Nevertheless, you will be able to get out the well known "wet dog smell".
The rate of colour change that will occur and how clean you'll get your jeans will always depend on the length and more importantly the intensity of your treatment.
for a start it is reasonable to wait the recommended 6 months before washing, wearing your jeans everyday.
Although, it is likely you did not wear your jeans every single day. Maybe you even wore them to the bone hiking, cycling, or what ever your everyday life consists of. So the result after 6 months will differ per person and per pair of jeans. Therefor the 6 month period is a controversial way of judging whenever to wash your raw jeans for the first time.
Since all of the above, it is better to make up your mind by judging on how dirty thet are, how smelly they are or just how eager you are washing them. You can however always take other peoples opinions and experiences in addition to your decision.
What ever your reasons may be, be confident your decision is the right one. As a comparison, i've seen enough jeans turn out great, although they've been washed before 6 months (some even wash their jeans the first day!) it just is your own prognoses and is never depending on a certain days of wear.
so, when you think it's the right day, get your ass to the beach and make sure to bring your jeans.
The best spot is a nice sandy beach, with a freshwater shower, river or pond (any freshwater source really) nearby. Also make sure you bring your usual beach gear (towel, dry clothing, some beach games, friends, the whole lot, enough to keep you buisy). If the beach is a long way from home, make sure you bring some rope or cord to hang your jeans to dry, although i guess laying them in the sun to dry would probably be fine too, it would just take longer.
A sunny day is probably preferred but not really required.
Large grained sand for harder scrubbing and thus fading and a finer grained sand for a more suble colour change. Does not really matter, by scrubbing harder or softer would give the wanted result anyway i guess.
step by step...
1. just wear your jeans the way you would normally wear them. A belt has to be considered since it keeps the jeans in the right position during the whole process.
2. simply dive in!
3. after some time in the water return to the beach. I'm not sure how long you should stay in the water, since it might have additional effects i don't know about.
Start scrubbing the dirty spots with some sand. It is however possible the stains are gone already and you need no scrubbing at all. attention: if you scrub longer and harder you'll inevitably get more fading. to keep the jeans from getting weird looking with lighter spots at odd places consider rubbing some sand all over the jeans, so they'll fade more evenly. reading this you will understand it is also possible to speed up the fading process, even if they are not dirty or smelly at all!
4. get back in and try to rinse all sand out. Don't forget to empty your pockets, since the sand could create unwanted damage in the future.
5. get yourself to the nearest freshwater source and use it, still wearing your jeans, to rinse out the salty water. Take it off to be able to rinse it more quickly.
6. walk around it the rinsed jeans a bit, or a lot if you don't trust the shrinkage. I also think using a wet jeans speeds up fading again so if that is your aim, better keep wearing them for a while (those beach games might come in handy there, just be sure to be careful with wet jeans, they seem to be more stessed when wet and therefor more likely to rip). Wearing your jeans when still wet will make sure you keep the fadings, honeycombs and whiskers at the correct place.
7. when you think they are done, take them off and preferrably hang them to dry. A nice windy and sunny spot seems to do the trick very quickly. Stretching your inseem always seems to be a good idea unless you won't mind them shrinking and possibly moving the fadings to other places.
8. some claim laying your jeans in the sun will sort of bleach them. A.k.a. The "sun bleaching" or "sun baking" method. When you're at the beach anyway, why not give it a try?
* wash your jean inside out. Use a net if you want to. Close the zipper.
* wash your jeans between 30 and 60 degrees. The hotter you wash the more contrast will result (and the more the denim may shrink).
* use less detergent with no bleach.
* spin cycle slowly.
* don't use a dryer.
* leave your jeans hang drying, best outside. If needed, stretch the inseam while the jean is still damp.
* soak your jean in cold or handwarm water for a while. You can add vinegar or salt to avoid too much indigo loss. Leave your jeans hang drying, best outside. Sunlight will add a bleaching effect.
3) washing or not?
* dirt, sweat and dust weakens the denim, stiffness also favors rips. If you wear your denim hard and for a long time (6 months+) without washing, the more contrast they'll get, but the denim gets weaker.
* if you wash your denim early (after the first significant wear signs appear!!!), the progress still goes on, but the look gets softer and more vintage-like. Washing is healthy for the denim and prevent rips. "so if you want your denim to last you should wash your denim often." (takashi fukuda, owner of denim works).
credit : Dr.house and drz @mynudies
͏▓░▒ Soaking Experience ▒░▓͏
Quote:Originally Posted by lymber
1. Jeans apa? Sanforized, dry, stretch, washed, etc.?
3. Dilurusin di bathtub atau ditekuk2 biasa aja di ember?
4. Pake deterjen atau ngga? Atau pake zat2 apaan gitu? Deterjen/zat apa?
5. Di balik atau ngga jeansnya?
6. Berapa lama soaknya?
7. Ada ritual2 khusus lainnya ngga dalam hal soaking? Apa?
8. Keringinnya pake apa? Dryer, iron, jemur, angin2?
9. Resultnya bagaimana?
10. Perubahan ukuran? Brp cm?
11. Perubahan warna?
12. Perubahan tekstur?
13. Perubahan2 lain?
14. Soaking rutin atau hanya kalau diperlukan?
some point about soak
cold water soak : Minimize penyusutan dan pelunturan
hot water soak : Maximize penyusutan dan pelunturan
Originally Posted by krayon_warna-warni
1. Fh f310, unsanforized initial soak..
2. Hot, temperatur ga tau, pake 3 bak air mendidih
4. Plain hot water
5. Inside out
7. Berdoa ambil foto2,
8. Hang dry
9. Shrink, sedikit indigo loss
post soak measurements:
11. Nggak berubah, sediki indigo loss
12. Menjadi sangat kaku, berbulu
13. Bisa bediri, cuma 5 detik trus jatoh (ga sempet foto)
14. Belum tau tergantung sikon
Quote:Originally Posted by jokester
1. Massa jeans, sanforized
2. Hot dari aer yg direbus, dan aer ledeng biasa
3. Lempar masuk ember
4. Deterjen + garam dikit doank
5. Inside out
6. Ga jauh2 dari 1 jem
7. Gak ada. Inside out aja n pake detergen dikit biar ilang bau nya
8. Gantung n jemur biasa
9. 1st soak result : Jadi wangi doang, shrink jadi agak snug, tp pake 1 hari juga uda enak lagi.
10. Abis 1st soak kira2 shrink sebesar 1.5 inch
11. Setelah 2nd soak, fade jadi makin kontras walopun ga gitu signifikan.
12. Abis 1st soak jadi lebih lembut bahannya
13. Makin nge fade doang kayanya.. Amount of shrink sekitar 1 inch aja ga lebih
14. Soak kalo pas perlu aja. Cth: Ketumpahan makanan, udah lengket, bau, dll