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denim men washes

denim wash guide

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Acid Wash

It's back from the 80s! Featuring bleached-out splotches for an "acid-treated" effect.

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Antique

A denim finish achieve through sanding and washing, which gives and aged look to the garment. Antique is also a type of ring denim in which the yarn is strongly uneven.

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Crosshatch

An effect in the denim weave created by using uneven yarn in the weft direction combined with uneven yarns in the warp direction.

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Dirty Wash

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Hand Sanding

Vintage jeans show wear patterns the occur naturally. "Whiskers", "chevrons", and "damage" refers to local areas of abrasion that form on the gaarment after long period of wear. Hand sanding is often used to replicate these characteristics on new jeans.

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Indigo

Once harvested from plants, most indigo is now synthesized from chemicals. It us ysed to dye various cellulose based fibers. Pure indigo can produce deep, brilliant blues that cannot be duplicated with any other dye.

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New Vintage Tatter

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Rinse Wash

Black-coloured denim (called Rinse Wash) with white contrasting stitching.

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Sandblasting

A laundry process in which unwashed jeans are sprayed with sand or chemicals to give the jeans a worn appearance.

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Sandwash

A garment washing technique in which sand, or some other abrasive substance, is used in the wash bath. This treatment imparts a faded appearance and a soft hand.

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Stonewash

A technique by which fabrics or garments are treated to produce certain coloure and/or texture effects by tumbling them with pumice stones or other abrasives. Where the stones come into contact with the fabric, abrasion occurs and colour is removed.

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Tinted

A sandblasted look with a "tint" of colour - usually a light beige or coffee tint for a worn-in look.

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Twill

The diagonal lines formed by the weave. "S" twill or left hand twill has the most defined twill line because the twill lines are opposite the typical twist direction.

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Vintage

It's the catch-all term for any wash or style that can be considered retro - from dark "blue-black" washes to "dirty" tinted finishes.

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Whisker Wash

This wash features bleached-out marks that resemble whiskers (typically right below the front pockets).