eternal 888 denim diary: 3rd vinegar wash

The much awaited 3rd vinegar wash has arrived. It took me 1 hour to soak and rinse. Can’t wait to see him dry and reveal the stunning fading. Stay tune!

eternal 883 (10th wash)

Hello to my retired old beloved buddy Eternal 883. I couldn’t leave him sitting at home and mould. Somehow I placed him indoor and folded was a bad idea. The 10th vinegar wash was necessary. The 9th wash was on March 2015! This week I saw a great denim repair master in Osaka on Instagram. I was thinking bringing my buddy back again hahaha. OK for the record: Size 30/34///since 2011///1 soak///10 vinegar washes///14.5oz Kurashiki selvedge denim

eternal 888 denim diary: 2nd vinegar wash

Finally the 2nd wash I’m been waiting for. First turn jeans inside out. Pour tap water one third of bucket. Pour half cup of distilled white vinegar. Pour hot water to fill up the bucket to kill off tougher bacteria. Soak for at least 1 hour. Rinse and hang dry. From my experience, vinegar-wash jeans can lasts up to 9 months! BTW if you’re new here, my Eternal 888 is 1 year 4 months old// worn 5 days per week 🙂

How to wash premium denim jeans

Since I’m washing my fav Eternal 888, why not make a video and share my experience to every denimhead. Hope you enjoy washing your baby  🙂

Eternal 888 Denim Diary: first wash

Size 31///1 soak////After 7 months of wearing. The perfect time for the first wash! Distilled white vinegar hot bath. The best natural way to wash premium denim jeans without harming the indigo.

501XX Gemini vinegar wash

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It’s been a long time since the last wash I have lost count. Must be one year ago. This is S&W white vinegar wash or more of a soak actually. I didn’t scrub or brush it in the vinegar, more of rinsing that’s all. Check the colour of rinse was yellow instead of green. This 1966 model is my favourite 501 for weekend wearing. Its slim silhouette is unlike the 1944 or 1955 model; which is less formal, is great for sport. Worn since 2009. 6 years old. Size 30/32. 9 washes. Inspired by NASA “Spacewalk of Gemini”.