“We recommend you to give your jeans a quick rinse in the sink before you start using them.” I put this advise in our “Guide to Dry Denim“, and in this article I’ll take you through a step-by-step guide on how I do it. The main reason to rinse your jeans before you wear them is that they simply will last longer, as starch (and chemicals) is removed. -This softens the fabric. The process is exemplified with a pair of Lee Archives 101Z jeans from 1952. I don’t say that this is the only way to do it, it’s just my way.
Turn your jeans inside out.