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Iron Heart Product Care Guidelines
« on: November 25, 2011, 09:53:33 am »
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How should i wash my IH jean?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 10:42:40 pm »
got my first pair of IH sanforized jeans and i am wearing them since a week now. Planning to do a first wash (washing machine preferred).

How should i wash them? Any temperature, products, washing cycles, etc... suggested?

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Re: How should i wash my IH jean?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 10:46:20 pm »
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Re: How should i wash my IH jean?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 10:51:11 pm »
ok thank you

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Re: How should i wash my IH jean?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 10:59:16 pm »
NP!  If you still have questions after reading that, fire away!
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Re: How should i wash my IH jean?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 11:03:28 pm »
Have they been soaked or wash prior to wearing?

Edit: becuase there's varying opinions about what's best... For me I would only gently hand wash them in cold water until they are way more broken in.

A lot of people don't care. But if you're going for crisp high-contrast fades I would only hand wash.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2019, 11:06:44 pm by Filthy »

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Re: How should i wash my IH jean?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 11:10:00 pm »
I use the hand wash setting (which is meant for woolens and other delicates) inside out with woolite dark, no softener, no spin, hang dry, and only do so when they stink or are soiled.
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Re: How should i wash my IH jean?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 11:19:29 pm »
I'm a tub-soaker myself. Turn the jeans inside out, If I need some shrink, hot water, otherwise cold.  Throw some woolite dark in there and agitate the pants a bit.  Then hang dry outside.

Filthy has this down to a science :)  Is there a pinned post on how you soak, @Filthy?
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Re: How should i wash my IH jean?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2019, 11:21:29 pm »
Have they been soaked or wash prior to wearing?

Edit: becuase there's varying opinions about what's best... For me I would only gently hand wash them in cold water until they are way more broken in.

A lot of people don't care. But if you're going for crisp high-contrast fades I would only hand wash.
no, since they are sanforized unwashed i put them on as soon as arrived to stretch them a bit before a first wash/soak.

thank you for all the suggestions, i think i will go for a hand washing first in the next weeks since they doesn't stink and are not stained.

to be honest, have fear to soil them, for example accidentally when eating (damn tomato spaghettis!) or when going out. So when that will happen i'll need to use the washing machine method as you informed!

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Re: Iron Heart Product Care Guidelines
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2019, 11:31:10 pm »
Your jeans are going to take a solid 60 wears to get really broken in. So yeah I would just soak or hand wash them. You'll get over the fear of soiling them. Just keep wearing them as much as possible and you'll be all set. Most Iron Heart denim is pretty stubborn to fade so don't worry if they get dirty. You can safely soak them to no detriment of the denim.

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Re: Iron Heart Product Care Guidelines
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 12:09:18 am »
I'm a tub-soaker myself. Turn the jeans inside out, If I need some shrink, hot water, otherwise cold.  Throw some woolite dark in there and agitate the pants a bit.  Then hang dry outside.

Filthy has this down to a science :)  Is there a pinned post on how you soak, @Filthy?

I do the same except I use a bucket. Less starch and/or indigo to clean up


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