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Denim forms the very foundations of every man’s wardrobe. Whether a pair of skinny black Jeans, quintessential blue jeans, or the new-age twill denim, we want our favourite pair to be with us for as long as possible.
For men, their relationship with denim is like a long lasting friendship. A well-worn pair of jeans teamed with the right t-shirt is unique to you and augments your personality. In a nutshell, it’s like a stitched autobiography.
However, even if denim is durable, it needs a certain amount of care to expand its lifetime. After all, a well-maintained pair of jeans can reward you with unique fades and years of versatile wear. Not sure where to start? Here’s a Merchant Marine guide to taking the best care of your denim.
How to Wear Your Denim
When putting on your favourite pair of denim from Merchant Marine, refrain from using the belt loops to adjust the position of the pants. It’s best to always pull your jeans up by the waistband, which is resistant to tearing, even when tugged hard!
If you have a penchant for wearing torn or distressed denim, this one’s for you. The torn areas on your jeans are generally designed to grow with wear. So it’s best to ease into your distressed jeans to avoid premature and exaggerated ripping.
Washing Denim – when and how?
To wash or not to wash? And when and how? These are some questions that regularly plague the mind of denim owners.
Some prefer washing it every week, while some don’t wash it for months. There are upsides and downsides to both. Regularly washing your Merchant Marine jeans can make you feel fresh and comfortable while wearing them. However, all that detergent, water, and machine-spinning wear out the fabric.
Although not washing your jeans for months prevents them from the frequent battering of the washing machine, it can render the fabric brittle, making them break prematurely.
Therefore, it’s essential to find a middle ground between the two extremes. So, as a rule of thumb, washing your Merchant Marine jeans every two or three months can maintain the lifespan of your jeans, if not elongate it. Doing so will also help your jeans acquire some high-contrast fades.
Coming to how, it’s best to wash your jeans in cold water. Warm water will cause your jeans to shrink and fade, and there goes its great length and fit. Most importantly, always wash your jeans inside out, as it helps protect the outside from friction due to the detergent, which can wear the fabric out quickly. Also, wash it on a delicate or gentle cycle.
The key to prolonging the life of your jeans is in drying. Air drying your Merchant Marine jeans is the best method, as it helps the jeans retain it shape and avoids crease marks. Also, while drying, hang your jeans from the ankles rather than the waist to preserve length and preferably away from sunlight to maintain colour. Another way to protect your denim’s shade is to wash it alongside clothes with similar hues.
You can also use dedicated denim care products to make your jeans last longer.
Now that you know the essential denim care tips, you can preserve your denim’s charm and ruggedness for longer.
Looking for a durable pair of denim? Well, you’re in the right place! Merchant Marine’s durable and trendy jeans will take care of all your formal and casual outfit needs. From the typical blue denim to colourful twill jeans, stand out from the crowd by donning Merchant Marine denim today!