Tips and Tricks to Save Your Denim, Part One

by Jaime on March 27, 2010

Let’s face it: we don’t all treat our jeans the way we should. We wear long inseams with flats, yank at the belt loops when we’ve eaten a little too much, or – my perennial issue – we’ve spilled and stained them in ways that a standard wash just won’t take care of (oh, and PS? If you’re washing your jeans, PLEASE read my recommendations on how to care for your jeans. It will help get extra mileage out of your favorite pairs).

We know they’re bad. We know it’s wrong… and yet, we do it anyways.

Save Your Denim

There are a couple not-so-secret tips and tricks that help you when common sense fails. Here is your first:

1. Leave your laziness at the door.

Okay, so this isn’t really a tip… or even a trick, for that matter. And it is something that I’m chronically guilty of breaking. Sometimes, you just feel like wearing that one pair of jeans but can’t bring yourself to throw on the right shoes.

Listen, if you want to destroy a great pair of jeans, go for it. They’re your jeans, after all! But, if you want them to last, you need to either a) ditch the laziness and pair with the right footwear or b) get some hem tape or hem snaps.

I’ve tried both HemmingMyWay hem snaps and the Bristols6 Hem Tape and can recommend them both. So there aren’t any excuses… just do it.

Love,
JP

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