Cleaning or washing your denim jean jacket depends highly upon how frequently you use it. The normal jeans or denim trousers are advised to be washed after 10 wears. The denim jackets generally should be washed once in 6 months or so. If you wear your denim jacket on a usual basis it can start to smell, but frequent washing of this garment will lead to weakening of the fabric and the jacket will not be able to last for a very long.
Some people use their denim jackets on an everyday basis, they can wear it from morning and all the way to the night as their work environment doesn’t require formal outfits. There are people who wear denim jackets occasionally as when they need this sort of outfit. Denim jackets are also a good go-to outfit element for night outs and evening parties especially the darker solid variants. Also as the fabric strength of these garments is high they become ideal for outdoor trips and picnics.
Wearing Denim Jackets or any clothing on such basis will definitely make it dirty as it can accumulate dust, dirt or sweat and start to look dusty or smell.
So we will consider cleaning in main categories of Dirt and Odor.
As the frequency of wears, the environments in which these jackets are worn also play a key role in making them dirty or smelly after usage. Wearing them on a hot day in Los Angeles will not make them dirty or accumulate dust (Unless you wanna go CJ or Franklin way) but due to heat they can start to smell a bit due to sweat.
Similarly wearing these for a picnic in some remote Russian town will not make them smelly but definitely the jacket will accumulate dust.
Wearing for bike rides or outdoor activities will make them both dirty and will hold body odour. So the key aspect of cleaning remains the dust and odour problems.
These fabrics can last easily for many decades and age properly to turn Vintage on one fine day. So proper caring is highly advisable as the investment made in purchasing of denim jackets or any denim garments is highly worth it.
Washing too often will lead to weakening of stitching, fabrics, and overall structuring of this garment. But will definitely be the easiest way to clean the jacket in fastest and non-caring way.
If you don’t care how long you want to use this jacket then you can wash them whenever you feel like but if you are one of those wardrobe collector type folks and want to preserve all memories on this jacket for all your life then following steps are the guide for this:
(No matter the environment or frequency, it is advisable to wash the jacket at least once in every 6 months)
Washing Less is the key to have the garment last for ages.But removing dust, dirt and sweat odours are also important to keep the denim jacket in good condition.
REMOVE STAINS FROM DENIM JACKET
If the dirt or stain is present is a limited area, rather than cleaning you should use a cloth and make it damp with water and use that damp cloth to remove dust or stain from that area.
If the stain doesn’t remove properly by this process:
Take an old toothbrush; make it wet under running water and a bit of soap and brush up the fabric lightly then clean again with a damp cloth. This time the stain will be gone. For a deeper cleanse after this process, dip the stained part of your denim jacket that you have just cleaned with a toothbrush into cold water and take it out, and make sure not to dip more fabric than needed.
Just like jeans, denim jackets will also get unique distinct lines and natural creases after wearing them for a long period of time without washing them. If you wish to have this look come on your jacket or denim made garments naturally then the go-to tip is to wash less and wear it often.
Always use cold water to wash denim made fabrics. Using cold water to wash your denim jean jacket and giving it a cold wash is ideal because the cold water will keep that indigo or any denim die to stay on the fabric and prevent fading or shrinking of the garment.
It is highly recommended to turn the garment inside-out to preserve the texture and colour of the denim jacket.
Always hang dry your denim jeans jacket as it will hold to the fitting, wrapping of fabric and the overall structure. Drying on Line will also avoid shrinkage of the denim fabric of your jacket.
It is also advised to not dry these denims under direct sunlight but instead dry them in the shade as the sun can increase the temperature of the garment and the colour can start to fade.