It’s All in the Jeans- Blues City Laundry. We know that it takes a long time to find the perfect pair of jeans! You’ve probably spent hours at the mall in Germantown trying on pair after pair? And…it probably took a long time to find the right ones…the pair that fits you best, accentuates your greatest features, and makes you feel the most confident. The jeans that look great with your son’s soccer jersey and make you feel like the best looking soccer mom in the bleachers. They pair well with your blazer so you can be relaxed, but still look like the successful professional that you are. They coordinate perfectly with your fiance’s denim jacket for your engagement photo shoot in downtown Cordova. Jeans are probably one of the most underrated, yet crucial, items in American wardrobes. Whether you wash your clothing items yourself, or use our laundry delivery and pick up service, your jeans can’t be washed like everything else!
Did you know that jeans were invented around the time of the California Gold Rush in 1849 as a piece of clothing that was durable enough for the gold miners. However, our jeans of today are not as durable as we think. Here are some ways to make your clothing best friend last for as long as you need them.
You don’t have to wash them all the time
That might sound unsavory, but the honest truth is, your jeans look their best when they’re a little dirty. Only wash them when you really have to. Bustle points out that washing your jeans too frequently will cause them to fade faster, not to mention the fit will change with frequent washing.
When you do wash your jeans, go ahead and turn them inside out. Madewell Musings recommends washing them on cold and then air drying them. Dryers can be really bad for denim, but if you must use your heat box, go ahead and dry them on low, and for only a few minutes.
Soap and suds aren’t easy on the duds
Your jeans aren’t germy bathroom mats, so you don’t need to overdo it on the detergent. On top of using a concentrated detergent, Levi Strauss and Co. recommends investing in a soap that will work well with cold water to better preserve the appearance of your denim.
Presoak with white vinegar
Shoppist says to soak your jeans before you wash them in one cup of white vinegar and a tablespoon of salt. This mixture that might have you thinking of potato chips will help set the shade of your pants before they experience the harsh world of the washer.
Since you don’t have to wash your jeans all that often, and they require a lot more care than you probably have time to give them, we’re here to take care of this crucial wardrobe task for you. At Blues City Laundry, we take extra care of your items and save you lots of valuable time so you can hit Beale Street in Memphis looking your absolute best.