It’s become pretty obvious through the search queue, that there are many among us looking for a way to repair our favorite jeans. I know that I definitely have a couple pairs of vintage Levi 501s in need of some serious mending. I have a few others that I can’t even wear for fear that with my next squat I may unleash a bountiful Sunday turkey dinner with all the fixins’.
Now, it goes without saying that not all of us are as skilled a craftsmen as Carl Chiara here, and it’s also possible that we want our rips repaired in a more discreet manner. That being said– we need the assistance of a reputable and professional denim repair service.
Denim Therapy will expertly repair your rips, tears and holes by reweaving them, not a simple patch job, but more like a restoration– to get you back in business and add reinforced protection against future blow-outs. They take great care to carefully match to the original thread colors and overall do a very nice job.
Hope this helps.
Oh, and please don’t over-wash your jeans, or they will fade quickly and turn very moderate (read: cheap) looking. They will not develop any personal character or wear if you keep thowin’ them in the wash– let them age gracefully and take on a nice patina of their own. If you must wash them, turn them inside-out and add a capful of vinegar to cold water. No detergent, it’s too harsh on the indigo. Keep them out of the dryer– the heat really dries and breaks-down the yarns. And for cryin’ out loud–put down that grinder, you posuer– let nature take it’s course.
I literally have jeans that I have worn for years and never washed. Eww? Uh, no. Just keep them aired out, and of course if something nasty gets on them– I take care of it. That should go without saying. And if you still think my jeans stink– Dude, what are you doing sniffin’ my jeans?