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Denim Therapy Mentioned In Wall Street Journal


We’re thrilled to share that Denim Therapy was recommended as a top denim repair service by Donwan Harrell of New York-based PRPS in the Wall Street Journal. In the article, 5 Jeans Lessons From Obsessive Denim Nerds, a select group of denim heads give their advice on shopping for and caring for denim. Check out the full article, here.

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—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 23 2015 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Denim Therapy Repairs A Waistband


We know what it’s like to walk around with a ripped up hem or a pocket hole, but some denim repairs are mandatory. The waistband tear may seem like a fork in life of your favorite jeans, but thanks to us, it doesn’t have to be. We recently repaired a pair of jeans with a gaping hole in the waistband. Check it out below.

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Learn more about Denim Therapy’s expert repair services and send us your jeans for alteration, hole fixing, or hardware replacement. We do it all, so your favorite jeans never have to expire.

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 13 2015 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

A Pearl-Embellished Denim DIY


Sometimes we like our denim to give off the rock’n'roll vibe, and other times we like things a little more feminine. We’re crazy about this chic denim DIY by Honestly WTF, featuring a scattered grid of large pearls on a pair of medium-light wash jeans. Worn cuffed with a light spring blazer and heals, it creates a creative and quirky spring look. Try it out! Full instructions here.

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pearl embellished denim diy

Images via Honestly WTF (check for more in depth instructions and additional photos).

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 13 2015 in Denim DIY » Denim Therapy

How To Pair A Spring Dress & A Denim Jacket


As the ice melts away and we greet spring (with huge, huge smiles, obviously), we’re all facing our closets with similar questions. It’s no easy task dressing for the in-between seasons, when it’s not warm enough to go bare legs, but not cold enough to wrap up in layers. Here’s one tip on pairing your favorites from both season into one great look, care of style blog Swellmayde, featured below.

This look includes a great medium wash denim jacket draped over a black floral dress (the color of the dress, or lack there of, makes it perfect for early spring), with a black leather bag and booties. Both of the accessories have a nice touch of metallic hardware, making this the ideal ensemble for between seasons. See more photos here.

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Images via Swellmayde.

We love checking our favorite blogs for outfit inspiration! What are some of yours?

 —Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 12 2015 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Belt Loop Repair: Before & After


While you may love your favorite belt for keeping your pants up and adding some interest to your look, that same faithful accessory could be the cause of belt loop wear and tear. We see it all the time: jeans in need of belt loop repair when the denim below the stitched area becomes faded, thin, and eventually breaks. Luckily, we’ve got the solution. Check out this before and after, and know that there’s hope for your jeans!

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Learn more about Denim Therapy’s expert repair services and send us your jeans for alteration, hole fixing, or hardware replacement. We do it all, so your favorite jeans never have to expire.

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 04 2015 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Try These Techniques For Distressing Denim


Here in NYC, we’re slowly beginning to daydream about the days where we don’t have to layer on three pairs of tights to leave the house, and while we specialize in expert denim repair, our readers know we love a stylish gaping hole in the knee of our jeans once in a while, too.

A Pair & A Spare recently ran a great post detailing some of their denim DIY distress experiments, using materials like sandpaper, tweezers, and a cheese grater. Check out the results, and try some of them for yourself: Techniques For Distressing Denim.

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Image by A Pair & A Spare.

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 02 2015 in Denim DIY » Denim Therapy

How To Transition Your Denim Into Spring


It’s finally March, and while the cold season is still churning out nearly intolerable days, you may have begun to wonder how to transition your denim into spring. One of our favorite bloggers, Sincerely Jules, illustrates the perfect way to bring your layered wintered look into spring with a pair of white destroyed denim skinny jeans and a blush-hued sweatshirt. She ties her chambray shirt around her waist and tops the whole thing off with epic jeweled earrings. We’re in love!

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wearing white denim destroyed distressed spring 2015

The break down?

Trade in darker denim hues for whites and pastels.

Mix rosy hues with light colored outerwear.

Tie previously worn layers, like a chambray shirt, around your waist.

Keep it sweet by mixing destroyed denim with epic earrings.

See more from Sincerely Jules (all images by Sincerely Jules).

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 02 2015 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Expert Denim Advice: AVOID The Crotch Blow-Out


The best way to avoid the suffering (and extra-cold gust of wind as you’re walking down the street in mid-winter) of a crotch blow-out? Avoid a crotch blow-out entirely! Denim Therapy can reinforce your jeans before the tears begin, to protect the areas that sustain the most wear-and-tear.  Check out what we did for this close-call pair of jeans below…

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denim repair holes tears before & after

Learn more about Denim Therapy’s expert repair services and send us your jeans for alteration, hole fixing, or hardware replacement. We do it all, so your favorite jeans never have to expire.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jan 21 2015 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

Before & After: A Dramatic Denim Repair


In terms of destroyed denim, we’ve seen it all. From jeans that look like their owner was attacked with a box cutter, to crotch blow-outs that you simply cannot step out the door wearing anymore, there have been huge variety of jean malfunctions in our New York City office. Below, you’ll see one dramatic denim rip: a right angle to the knee! But of course, our denim repair experts took care of it. Check out the before and after.

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Learn more about Denim Therapy’s expert repair services and send us your jeans for alteration, hole fixing, or hardware replacement. We do it all, so your favorite jeans never have to expire.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jan 08 2015 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

The Right Way To Clean Your Denim


When it comes to caring for jeans, advice is almost as varied as that of caring for a newborn baby. Every information source seems to have their own ideas about taking care of something this preciousA recent article on Refinery29 suggests washing your jeans after every wear. We could hear denim heads across the globe shrieking and clinging to their precious unwashed raw selvedge. At Denim Therapy, we suggest only laundering your jeans (properly—which means not always in a washing machine) when needed. See below for our tips on cleaning denim…

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Non-raw & blended denim:

Wash your jeans as little as possible. You only need to wash them if an odor or stain develops (and remember, stains can be spot-treated). When you do wash them, do so individually in a cold wash to prevent bleeding & shrinking and use a gentle detergent like Woolite. Always air dry your jeans.

Raw denim:

Follow the same process as above if you’re going to wash them traditionally. You can also experiment with spot treatment, leaving them in the freezer to remove odor, and baking them in the oven (for the brave, only!) to remove bacteria.

Preventing color running:

To prevent dye transfer during washing, wash them once inside-out in hot water to run the “loose” dye, and then wash them again using half a cup of vinegar to set the color. Some dye may still run after this, depending on the jeans, so follow the instructions on the label of your jeans to avoid a dramatic change in appearance after washing.

Learn more about Denim Therapy’s expert repair services and send us your jeans for alteration, hole fixing, or hardware replacement. We do it all, so your favorite jeans never have to expire.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jan 06 2015 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips
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