Just got some petit standards, wondering what the best way to fade and wash is, or is it just trial and error to see what is personal preference?
Sorry for "noob" question, pretty much completely new to denim treatment etc. Definitely not even close to knowing how I should wash / wear to get nice fade.
If it comes to raw denim stuff, the Jeansmusuem recommend to wait with washing as long as possible. And if you don't wanna lose the original raw denim color and receive heaviest fadings, some raw denim purist never wash their stuff untill the end. For those purist just follow 3 rules:
1. Start breaking in a new raw denim pants around September with the beginning of the colder season
2. Wear them in 3 stages: As first class pants in school or office as long as they're nice, then as second class jeans for leisure and outdoor activities (hiking, biking,..) and when they really start falling apart completely use them as work pants for paintings, dirty jobs in the garden, forest, repairing engines, till they have reached their real end
3. Airing them a lot during stage 1 and stage 2 and keep them out in the bunk house when it comes to stage 3. During this last period of their life you don't have to care about any filthy or smally and dirty jeans since you have to take a shower anyway after your hard job out in the dirt and they can stay outside the living room.
During stage 1 and 2 you can also wrapp them in to a plastic bag and put them in to a freezer some times.
And don't forget the after life part:
The Jeansmusuem encourage all raw denim heads to wear the hell out of all your raw denim stuff. use them as long as possible, but never throw them away.
You can frame your beloved favorite pants or denim jackets or nail them on a wall. But in case you wanna get rid of them because of moving day, grounding a family or just getting older, then the Jeansmsueum is one safe place where all your beloved rag items can survive for ever what they deserve after a long and hard life.
Thanks for sustaining the Jeansmusuem started in 1973 in a little Swiss mountain village with over 7000 panstz and 5000 denim jackets so far. The Jeansmuseum wanna keep the raw denim spirit alive for ever in the real world not on the virtuel world only
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