The first thought that comes to mind when someone says denim, is a strong and sturdy pair of jeans. What started with the mere use of denim fabric, in a traditional blue pair of jeans, has now become much more than an indigo blue pair of pants – it’s a style statement!

Wash until perfection!

Jeans may sound like a singular style trend but a simple pair of blue can also have multiple washes and look entirely different, as good as 7 different washes of blue, for 7 days of the week. There are various kinds of washes and finishing that surplus denim fabrics can have and if you are a person who loves to have a closet full of denim outfits, the following pointers could just be your bible!

1. Raw washed denim

Also known as dry denim at times, it’s dry blue color and stiff handle is what defines this kind as the raw denim garment. Generally such excess denim quantities are received straight from the mills and have an unwashed or unfinished look as their appeal.

2. Mid washed denim

This is one of the most common types of washes, which, as the name suggests, gives a mild look to the ready stock denim fabric it is often used on and makes it comparatively softer to handle. A rinsed jean is lesser washed than the mid washed jean because the longer the washing period, lesser the indigo dye color effect remains.

3. Bleach washed denim

Heavily faded, light appearance and major washed-out appeal is how these denim garments are usually described and they are easy to identify in a pile of jeans as well! Bleach washing is a complicated process and is doable only with the help of highly skilled operators but the look no doubt, is worth it.

4. Grayed out/Black denim

A similar dying process like that of the blue denims is used for this output. The change in dye colors is what helps you achieve the grayed out, black or even brown denim garments.

5. Vintage finished look

The more recent and in-trend look of denim garments is the ‘worn-in’ or the commonly known as vintage finish. It’s still growing on the masses but this vintage appeal surely feels like a trend worth watching out for, in the years to come.

There are many other finishes like the all-over tinting with green or brown finishes, the coated denim, light washed denims or even acid washes, all of which make surplus denim garments very trendy and diverse. With all the amazing washes, prints and patterns in the world of denims, you really won’t get a chance to complain about a closet full of denims, they’re an every day wear and yet seem distinct each day!

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