Take Care

We often think about the food we put in our bodies, but what about what we wear? Our garments are there for you in the best of times and sometimes the worst of times. Let's take a moment to care for these unsung companions.

JEANS, CHINOS AND DENIM-TIGHTS ARE ALL MADE DIFFERENTLY; SO, IT'S UNSURPRISING THAT THEY NEED TO BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY TOO. KEEP YOUR FAVOURITES AROUND FOR LONGER BY TAKING REALLY GOOD CARE OF THEM.

 

JEANS & CHINOS
We all have our fave pair of jeans. They're the ones that fit perfectly and always get compliments. Our key tips for prolonging their life are:

  • Wash your jeans as rarely as possible.
  • When you have to wash them, do so with similar colours and at no higher than 40°C.
  • If they tear, get them repaired; either by a professional or DIY. It's not that hard and will ultimately look great.
  • PRE-WASHED GARMENTS
    Pre-washed garments should not shrink noticeably, but seams can sometimes contract when washed. Counteract this by gently giving them a pull when wet. Non pre-washed items may shrink up to 2cm when first worn. We make up for this by adding extra length to the inseam.

    Our jeans are built to last, but they will still fade over time, allowing you to create a piece of wearable art. Here is a bit more info on types of dyeing.

    UNWASHED / RINSED / GARMENT DYED

    These garments may dry and wet-bleed, especially in the beginning. They will fade over time, eg. black jeans will fade to a charcoal grey. Wash these jeans rarely and let them tell your story. Another pro-tip:

  • Re-dye your black jeans with a basic colour kit available from many stores.

  • Raw or rinsed denim shrinkage will be minimal - where it occurs, it's usually mostly noticeable on the inseam which may shrink up to 2cm.

    Most of our coloured jeans and chinos are garment dyed, including styles such as Heywood.

    PIECE DYED

    This garment generally comes with high colour-fastness, so you are unlikely to experience significant dry- and wet-bleed. Never hurts to be careful though.

    We use this method on our Donk Chinos. The fabric is dyed at high temperatures prior to being cut & sewn. This dyeing method usually creates a higher colour-fastness than garment dyeing. You'll find that these chino styles don't fade in the same way as a pair of garment dyed jeans.

    DARK WASH

    These may bleed and will continue fading with every wash. However, they will normally not bleed as much as Unwashed/Rinsed/Garment dyed items. It's still important to wash with similar colours.

    LIGHT WASH

    It's quite unlikely that you'll have major problems with dry-bleeding. You should still wash them with similar colours to be safe.

    ACID WASH

    Acid/snow washes can be sensitive to light so store them in a dark place when they're not being worn. When exposed to light and air for an extended period of time, an acid-bleached garment may get a slightly creamy colour. Dry in the shade to minimise this.

     DENIM-TIGHTS (LEXY, KISSY, LEROY, ETC.)


    We know you love your second skins. They’re not as durable as a normal pair of jeans because we've prioritised comfort, elasticity and fit. Please don’t treat them roughly. 

    BEST TIPS
    Our key points for taking care of them are:

  • Wash your jeans as rarely as possible.
  • When you have to wash them, do so with similar colours and at a gentle, cold wash (30°C)
  • Use a laundry bag or go the extra mile and hand wash these darlings

  • Like with all denim, be mindful of belt loops - they will break if you use them to hoist up your jeans
  • If they do tear, wear them with pride! Or... get them repaired; either by a professional or DIY.
  • Need to know more?
    Head to our Care Guide for a more detailed version.