Care Your Jeans

Care Your Jeans

How to take good care of your Evisu jeans?

The first step: color stabilization & shrinkage

All new Evisu jeans will contain solidified starch on the fabric, making it hard in texture. The first thing to do after purchasing is to turn the jeans inside out and wash them in cold and lukewarm water (around 35degrees Celsius). This will fix the color of the starch on the denim, creating a gradual fade effect while maintaining the original sheen on the surface. In the case of non-shrink denim, the above method will shrink the pair of jeans.

Do not use hot water to soak the jeans or tumble-drying as this would lead to a huge degree of shrinkage. Do not use washing machine to clean your jeans as this will destroy the crinkle effects on it.

Washed Denim
(Faded or worn effect)

This fabric has already been washed during the production process and will not shrink with further washing. The washed denim will not create much special effect with wear, so it can be washed with impunity.

Washed Denim

Sanforized Denim
(No2, No3, No4, No13)

Allow for 1" to 1½" shrinkage in the waist and 1½" to 2" in the leg length when washing. The degree of shrinkage can be reduced by cleaning the jeans in cool water. To maximize shrinkage, simply wash the jeans in very hot water or tumble dry it.

Unsanforized Denim
(No1 SPECIAL)

As the fabric has not been pre-shrunk, 2½" to 3" around the waistline should be allowed for shrinkage, and up to 4" in the leg length for shrinkage. However, Evisu Heritage jeans made from No1 SPECIAL denim have been cut to allow for this shrinkage during production so choose the normal sanforized size when purchasing.

To wash or
not to wash?

All new Evisu jeans will contain solidified starch on the fabric, making it hard in texture. The first thing to do after purchasing is to turn the jeans inside out and wash them in cold and lukewarm water (around 35degrees Celsius). This will fix the color of the starch on the denim, creating a gradual fade effect while maintaining the original sheen on the surface. In the case of non-shrink denim, the above method will shrink the pair of jeans.

Do not use hot water to soak the jeans or tumble-drying as this would lead to a huge degree of shrinkage. Do not use washing machine to clean your jeans as this will destroy the crinkle effects on it.