Once you find that perfect pair of Saint Laurent jeans you typically want them to last forever. They fit perfectly, they have a beautiful wash, and they look great, so how do you wash them without ruining them. Also, let us take a look at what NOT to do when cleaning your Saint Laurent denim.
Read the Wash Tag
The first and most important thing you can do to avoid ruining your jeans is to read the care label on your jeans.
This might seem like an obvious step, but so many people overlook it and end up making common mistakes that damage their jeans.
The wash tag will tell you everything you need to know about how to properly care for your jeans, like how to wash them and what materials the jeans are made out of. I always suggest following the care label but if you are in a situation where that tag is missing or faded I would recommend one of the options below.
Ways To Clean Your Saint Laurent Jeans:
Hand washing is a classic and popular way to clean delicate clothing. Start by filling a sink or basin with cool water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Turn your Saint Laurent jeans inside out, this prevents the color and pigment of the jeans to fade by washing. Next lay the jeans in the water and gently scrub them for a couple of minutes. Once scrubbed let the Saint Laurent jeans sit in the water for 20-30 minutes. Finally, Lay the jeans flat to dry, or hang them up to air dry.
Despite its name, dry cleaning uses certain water-free liquids to clean your delicate designer clothes in a safe way. In fact, this may be the safest way to clean clothing without the worry of ruining them. Dry cleaners do not use water because water can be very damaging to certain materials like wool, silk, and leather. Also, the washing machine can damage clothing easily with harsh spin cycles. If you want to go this route expect to pay between $10-$15 per garment with wait times around 24-48 hours.
This is the way I wash my Saint Laurent denim. I turn them inside out and throw them in the washing machine with a light amount of detergent. I select the most delicate option and select tap cold water as the temperature. I then let them wash for the full cycle and hang dry them when they are done. I have never had any problems doing this and even the leather Saint Laurent brand tag stays in good condition.
This is an option I have heard about a while back and it is interesting, to say the least. Some fashion enthusiasts have sworn by this cleaning solution. Basically, you take your pair of jeans, put them in a Ziploc bag, and throw them in the freezer for a week. This obviously won’t clean any stains but it will kill bacteria and microorganisms that may be causing an unpleasant smell.
How Often Should I Clean My Designer Jeans?
This is difficult to give an exact answer but typically you should only wash your jeans when you feel like you need to. Only wash them if you happen to stain them during the day or after a couple of times of wearing them in a row. This will be the best way to prolong the life of your denim Saint Laurent jeans. Washing jeans too often can cause them to fade and shrink rapidly. Also, it can wear out the seams much faster which can cause the risk of rips and tears.
What To Avoid When Washing Saint Laurent Jeans
Using The Dryer
Typically I try to avoid the dryer at all costs. It is the easiest way to destroy your designer jeans. It will shirk and fade your denim each time you use it, and in a short period of time make them unwearable. Just avoid using the dryer on your Saint Laurent jeans.
Using Hot Water
Using hot/warm water will do the same thing as the dryer. It will shrink your clothing. Only use hot water if you are trying to purposely shrink your jeans a little bit. But if you have found the perfect fitting jeans, use cold water.
Washing Jeans To Often
As mentioned above you should only wash your jeans every now and then. It is a common misconception that you need to wash your jeans after every wear, but in fact, you should only wash them when you need to. This helps increase the life span of your denim Saint Laurent Jeans.
How To Prevent Black Jeans From Fading
The best way to keep black jeans from fading is by washing them in cold water with a little bit of vinegar (vinegar helps lock in colors). You can also try using a color guard detergent. This will help set the black dye and prevent it from bleeding out each time you wash your denim.
Can I Wash My Jeans With Other Clothes?
The majority of jeans may be washed with other dark-colored clothes, although some manufacturers advocate washing denim separately. Follow the care instructions for your jeans. Never wash jeans with white clothing or other light colors. Zip any zippers shut before washing to prevent them from catching on to other items.
There are a few different ways that you can wash your Saint Laurent jeans without damaging them. These include dry cleaning, delicate washing, and freezing. You should only wash your jeans when they are stained or after a couple of uses to prolong their life. When washing black jeans, use cold water and vinegar to prevent the color from fading. And always remember to avoid hot water and the dryer. If you do this you should have the perfect pair of clean Saint Laurent jeans.