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How To Get The Perfect Hem Length


When you take in your jeans to get hemmed (for instance, via our Denim Therapy expert hemming service!) be sure to bring a pair of shoes with you to wear when getting measured. Before your jeans go under the knife you’ll want to make sure the shoes you measure with are the shoes you’re planning to pair with the jeans (or at the least, a similar heel/lack of heel). This will take the guess work out of figuring out the measurement you’ll be happiest with.

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Remember, for all your hemming needs, whether it’s a re-size or a repair, check out Denim Therapy’s expert hemming service.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 05 2014 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

How To Tuck Your Jeans Into Boots


We’re a little bitter that we should be thinking about sandals and open-toe shoes at this point, and we’re writing about boots… but mother nature has her own plans. Thus, we’re bringing you a little tip on how to tuck your jeans into boots (especially the non-skinny kind), thank to She Knows.com. Check it out, and be sure to let us know what other denim perils you are facing this week.

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“First, you’ll want to find a pair of boots that hit right below your knees or a bit higher. They should also be a little loose on your legs, in order to leave room for your pants to be tucked in.

As far as jeans go, opt for a pair that has some flare. Make sure they’re snug on your thighs and fitted at the knees though. Otherwise, they’ll get all bunched up and baggy when you try to tuck them in, which definitely isn’t a good look.

Last but not least, grab some thin, high socks (or trouser socks) to slide over your pants to hold that fold in place. You’ll see what we mean shortly — don’t fret!” (read the full instructions at She Knows.com)

—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 29 2014 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

How To Get The Perfect Jean Hem Length


When you take in your jeans to get hemmed (for instance, via our Denim Therapy expert hemming service!) be sure to bring a pair of shoes with you to wear when getting measured.

Before your jeans go under the knife you’ll want to make sure the shoes you measure with are the shoes you’re planning to pair with the jeans (or at the least, a similar heel/lack of heel). This will take the guess work out of figuring out the measurement you’ll be happiest with.

Remember, for all your hemming needs, whether it’s a re-size or a repair, check out Denim Therapy’s expert hemming service.

—DT Staff

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Posted Nov 25 2013 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

How To Store Your Jeans


So you already know how to care for your jeans, but once they’re spic-and-span and free of stains, do you know how to properly fold and store them to reduce wear-out? Stylecaster has something to say about that:

“Fold jeans like a pro: Lay jeans on a flat surface, fold in half from left to right. Grab the stacked jean legs and fold them in half so the hem of the jeans lines up with the waistband. Fold the jeans in half one more time.

Denim needs to breathe, so be sure to not pack folded pairs too tightly together on a shelf, or hand denim jackets or vests in a crowded closet”

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Check out more of their garment care tips.

—DT Staff 

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Posted Nov 13 2013 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Denim Styling Tip: 3 Ways To Cuff Your Jeans


Need some help cuffing up those jeans for spring and summer? You’re in luck! Denim Therapy‘s Sarah models three super cute ways to do so in this quick and easy to follow denim style video. Enjoy!

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Posted May 02 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

How To Ensure The Perfect Jean Hem Length


When you take in your jeans to get hemmed (for instance, via our Denim Therapy expert hemming service!) be sure to bring a pair of shoes with you to wear when getting measured. Before your jeans go under the knife you’ll want to make sure the shoes you measure with are the shoes you’re planning to pair with the jeans (or at the least, a similar heel/lack of heel). This will take the guess work out of figuring out the measurement you’ll be happiest with.

heels-hem-denim-therapy-shoes

Remember, for all your hemming needs, whether it’s a re-size or a repair, check out Denim Therapy’s expert hemming service.

—DT Staff

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Posted Apr 30 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

How To Get Gum Out Of Your Jeans


Got gum stuck in your jeansImogene + Willie has a great tip for getting them clean again (with a highly amusing anecdote about what a night of hard partying will do to a gum chewer). The inquiring gum-sufferer explains their dilemma below…

Dear Rhett-

As I was flying home yesterday, I was horrified to find that I had sat in some gum and really ground it into the back of my one-month-old Barton Rigids. Fortunately, it isn’t too huge of a spot, but I am struggling with what to do. I have attempted to get the gum out by hand, but that is pretty fruitless at this point.

Thanks for your help.

Kevin Isaacs

 

Imogene + Willie’s store manager Rhett replies below…

 

Kevin,

Oddly enough, this very thing happened to me, though I wasn’t on a plane.I am an avid gum chewer and went to bed with gum in my mouth. Went to bed in his jeans, you might ask? OK, let’s be honest: after a big night out, I stumbled to my room and fell into bed, obviously not caring what was on my body or in my mouth.

When i woke up, the gum was in my arm hair and between my legs. I have no idea how this happened. I’m lucky the spot on my jeans wasn’t visible: I washed them in cold water, hung them to dry, and, because I like the rigid, non-broken-in look, ironed them with spray starch. You can still see where the gum was a little bit, but I don’t mind.

Here are two remedies you can try. Both involve freezing the gum. Keep in mind that neither is guaranteed to work, but it never hurts to try.

- Rub an ice cube on the gummed-up spot. When the residue freezes, it should be relatively easy to scrape off.

- Place the jeans in the freezer for an hour or more; as with the ice cube, the frozen gum should peel right off.

In either case, when you get the spot clean, rub dish soap into any leftover stain with a soft clean cloth and launder as usual.

good luck!

Be well,

Rhett


Original tip via Imogene + Willie. Did this trick work for you? Let us know!

—DT Staff

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Posted Jan 05 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Achieve Denim Wardrobe Clarification!


Not sure what to buy this season? Is your closet a mess? Clos-ette clues us in on how to keep your clothes in check so you can achieve what they call “wardrobe clarification”—crucial for establishing and maintaining your personal style (and budget).

“Merchandising your closet and denim pieces, similar to a store or showroom, is the the best way to achieve a complete wardrobe clarification. Categorizing denim (clothes) by color, or into separates, evening, day, accessories and so on is also a great way for you to really start to “see” the contents of your wardrobe.” Via Clos-ette.

 

Image via The Coveteur.
—Jackie Racer & Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Aug 02 2011 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Daily Denim Tip: What Denim You Should Wear In The Summer


Despite the smoldering heat, sometimes you just can’t pass up your favorite baby-blues. But how do you survive the summer without style-induced heat-stroke? Refinery29 had a chat with stylist Chrissy Volk on the topic of staying cool and stylish this summer, and she had a few things to say about wearing denim into the warmest months.

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“If you’ve got to wear jeans, Chrissy suggests denim that’s made with a high-cotton content and low synthetic materials. A jean with either a 98% cotton-2% lycra, or 96 % cotton-4% lycra fabric are good combinations. “

Quote via Refinery29, & Chrissy Volk.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 17 2011 in Ask the Denim Stylist » Denim Therapy
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