A Levi’s jacket or a pair of Levi’s jeans will never let you down, whether you’re wearing them each individually or rocking that double denim look. At Mainline Menswear, we want to ensure you will be able to treat them right and take great care of them!
The winter season is all about keeping warm and a Levi’s jacket will definitely keep you safe from the cold harsh weathers. Alternatively, if you want to rock it as part of your summer look you can do that too. You want to make sure you can use it all year round and for that, you need to take care of it. Your jeans will suit any weather so taking care of them is also vital to your carefully chosen look.
Now, there is quite a bit of contradictory information out there on the best way to go about this. Chip Bergh, Levi’s CEO says that he hasn’t washed his pair of jeans in over a year. He argues that it will damage the jeans and is simply a waste of water. In many ways, he’s right. The longer you can leave from washing your jeans, the better, especially if they’re from a high quality brand.
Bergh believes Levi’s jeans and the brand stand for quality and durability. The earliest you’ll want to consider washing them is six months after purchase. This will allow for unique patterns to form in alignment to your body and the way you wear them.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you should leave your jeans unchecked. If you spill food or drink on them, a full wash isn’t necessarily the answer. You can still spot clean these stains if you’re on the ball, quickly dabbing at them with a damp cloth that’s been in soapy water.
Likewise, if your jeans are beginning to smell after so much wear, they are in dire need of a wash. The washing machine will be the answer just for this occasion. Be sure to wash them in cold water however. Once that’s done, line dry them (that’s a big no to the tumble dryer) and your job is done and you can get back to wearing your favourite jeans.
For a Levi’s jacket, there are a couple of methods you can use to ensure that your jacket is kept in a good condition that also manages to forego the use of a washing machine. An unusual sounding one is soaking a jacket in distilled vinegar.
Add half a cup of the liquid to cold water for up to 30 minutes. Leave it to dry and the smell of vinegar will fade away. A second method is to hang it up in the bathroom while you’re having a shower, to steam it out and to keep the fabric remaining fresh. Remember that warm water risks shrinking a denim jacket so be sure to keep it away from any hot liquids in excess.
So there you have it, the best way to care for your jeans is the absolute minimal amount it seems. Washing them isn’t the go-to answer if you want to keep them at the very best quality they can be. For jackets, choose whichever way you feel most comfortable about, to maintain their quality. Levi’s jackets and jeans are very special and truly shape a person’s style and we want to keep them in the best condition possible.
Written by Alex Lewis