There's no right or wrong answer. Denim will age differently depending on how often you wear and wash. We've seen great jeans that are washed quite frequently. We've seen beautiful jeans that have never seen a wash. You can wash before you wear, wash after 1 month, after 2 months or wait 6 months for the first wash. At the end of the day, we recommend what works best for you. In general, wear often, wash not so often.
Excess sweat and grime can build up and weaken fabric in the crotch area or along the cuffs. We recommend regular washes to prevent damage to your jeans. We recommend avoiding harsh detergents or fabric softeners, they can over soften your jeans and cause them to wear out faster.
1- Turn your jeans inside out and throw them into the washing machine
2- Set washing machine to gentle cold
3- When the wash cycle is complete, pull jeans out and turn right-side out and throw them in the dryer on tumble dry, no heat
Each pair of jeans tells a story; this is what we love most. As they fade, crease, dirty, need washing and fade a bit more, they become uniquely yours. How often you wear your jeans, what you do in them, and how you wash them... each aspect will shape the way they age. To keep your jeans around as long as possible, we have a few tips for general care and maintenance for the time between washes.
Let the mess dry. Use a dry rag to brush the gunk away, then slightly dampen the rag and blot the spot. Try not to scrub - the friction will lift off the indigo, leaving you with a bright, whiter spot.
You can always let them air outside on a nice day, or use a mild odor-fighting fabric spray when needed.
After air drying for a bit, you'll notice your jeans will be quite stiff. feel free to put your jeans on while they're still damp and wear them until they dry to soften them up. You can also toss them in the dryer, no heat, for a few minutes.
Washing and drying your jeans can always result in a bit of shrinkage. Even with cold water and no heat in the dryer, you may see slight shrinkage with rigid jeans. Whenever possible, avoid heat. If you notice shrinkage in length, step on the leg of the jeans while they're still damp, and pull up by the waistband.
When washing, and wearing your jeans, you may notice that the unique indigo dye fades over time and bleeds, this is normal! We recommend you avoid contact with light colored fabrics and recommend washing your jeans separately and inside out.