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Is it true that raw denim loose the lustre when dry-cleaned?

Does it happen with Dryel?

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well, i owned a apir of XX501's for about 3 years unwashed...i use dryel (the have a much milder smelling one now) with 2 fabric softener sheets (for laundry scent) i dont have any complaints, and the jeans look ok..

you can start to see the blue hue very faitly now, so i'll give it a couple more years to fully develop.

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oh, and about the dry cleaners, BE VERY SPECIFIC THAT YOU WANT THEM DRY CLEANED, NOT LAUNDERED!!

-I went to a dry cleaners with a basic pair of Evisu's, and they washed them....no biggie really, didn't pay full price, and Evisu is dead to me anyways...

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ya'll gonna hate me for this one.....got mines in a marshalls for $25.00...no lie.

-I didn't know what i had until a year later...but i knew i was never gonna wash them..

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Agreed that you must be completely specific that you want your denim dry cleaned...

They will definitely assume that you want them laundered.

The same thing happened to me and I was sooooo bummed....

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501XX normally runs around 30-35 bucks retail, sometimes cheaper on eBay. of course, unless you got a selvage pair...then that's a steal.

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tell me, HUNCHBAK, how come in 3 years of wear they almost didn't fade? some raw jeans get that much fading in 2 months, and you wore them for 3 years. I don't understand.

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that's strange. non-selvage 501XX w/ hidden rivets? how did that happen?

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i dont really wear them like that...i own alot of denim...too much i beleive....

and Darknworn, they do have selvedge. -or are you being sarcastic?

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Is it true that raw denim loose the lustre when dry-cleaned?

Does it happen with Dryel?

--- Original message by Geowu on Jul 11, 2005 10:45 PM

the shiny look on rigid denim is starch. if your wear your jeans with out rinsing the starch out , they stay "shiny" after long wear. if you need to get them cleaner smelling, use fabreeze.

the problem is startch, mixed with sweat causes the fabric to fall apart (not fade) faster. i used to always wear my rigid jeans without washing them first and dry clean inside out only. all of those jeans ripped in the crotch, knees, rear pockets etc.. or had startch holes on the rear knee before they really faded down alot.

i have recently started to rinse inside out and air dry my jeans before starting to wear them, they dont look as good at first and have a little more drape to them, but if you hand wash them every 3 months they fade alot better and faster without getting as many holes. i think they look more natural and has more color shifting in them, you can also see the red-caste in the indigo better. i am actually likeng the look of my jeans this way alot more. if you rinse your jeans on and stretch them out while they are wet, then air dry them on a hanger your natural creases will dry in place.

anyone else have other methods? im curious.

sweet-orr

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I think thats why i like using dryel...

-i turn them inside out, and while its turning in the bag, you got hot steam which should (i hope) soften the jean to a certain extent...of course the fabric softener sheets added helps too.....but ask the pros (ring ring) -maybe he has a better approach.

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That's interesting, sweet orr. So, do you know what kind of starch is this, and how is it applied to give the lustre/shine? As to my jeans, I want to get a green/yellow cast not clean blue, so I don't plan to wash. Maybe dry-cleaning can make them more greyish... but will that remove the starch and consequently the lustre?

Edited by Geowu on Jul 12, 2005 at 06:55 PM

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what i meant is that there are at least 3 different dryclean methods. all of them using differnt chemicals, which of the three do you guys prefer.

perc

silicone

or carbon dioxide.

I know that perc is the worst.

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Because dry cleaning can damage the leather patch label. I've seen labels shrivel up to postage-stamp size after dry cleaning.

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Cheers Ringring.

I've heard you say that before, but I dry clean all my denim a bunch of times before their first wash, and I've never had any damage to any of the leather patches yet. Have I been lucky, does it depend on the type of leather or the way it's been treated, or does my dry cleaner just know his stuff?

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I'm not sure if it depends on the leather, although when I have seen the damage it's been on thin deerskin leather patches (a lot of Japanese repro's use these).

I've a feeling it's to do with the evaporation process that occurs at the end of a dry cleaning cycle. Heat + solvent is probably the culprit.

My assumption is that not all dry cleaners are equal and PRPS are probably just covering themselves in case of damage from dry cleaning.

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Cool. I only just bought the jeans, so i figure given my plan for a rotation I've got, oooooh, about eighteen months to work out if I want to risk it ... icon_smile_big.gif

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So I got some T-shirts Ive worn a few times but I know after I wash em they`ll never be the same. Can I dry clean T-shirts? Anyone tried?

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Can't tell if you're joking or not.........but of course you can.......you can dryclean anything.......

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Thanks. I just never heard of it before. I got 3 or 4 box tees I wanna dry clean then.

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