Ripped jeans: How do you stop the rips in your jeans getting bigger? Levi's expert reveals denim-saving hack

Posted on Nov 17 2017 - 5:18am by admin

Khloe Kardashian, like her famous sisters, is also a fan of the ripped jeans trendKhloe Kardashian, like her famous sisters, is a fan of the ripped jeans trend [Getty]

Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have all been fans of wearing ripped jeans for years.

So naturally, so many people have followed suit when it comes to the denim trend.

But as the number of jeans in our wardrobe multiplies, there’s a problem that keeps on occurring time and time again.

How do you stop the rips in your jeans getting too big?

Kim Kardashian looked gorgeous in these ripped jeansKim Kardashian looked gorgeous in these ripped jeans [Getty]

You know the feeling, you’re getting ready in a rush in the morning and your foot slips through hole giving you favourite jeans an XXL ripped effect.

Or you put them on the wrong wash and the fabric loosens, making the rips much too big. 

But worry not, because one expert at Levi jeans has revealed how to keep this to a minimum. 

Elizabeth Radcliffe, Levi’s Master Tailor, exclusively told OK! Online: “There’s been a big trend for authentically ripped jeans for a number of seasons and we don’t see this going away – in fact it’s one of the biggest requests we get at our in store Tailor Shops.”
The Jenners and the Kardashians are big fans of sporting the ripped jeans trend The Jenners and the Kardashians are big fans of sporting the ripped jeans trend [Getty]

“If it’s an old pair or vintage pair of Levi’s and you like the rips and want to keep them just so I’d suggest putting them on very carefully to avoid your foot going through the rip and distressing them anymore.

“If you don’t want the rips to get any bigger you can sew a simple running stitch around them to stop them fraying.

“Alternatively, you can patch the rip with a contrasting piece of denim or fabric to make a feature of it – you can also bring your favourite pair of Levi’s to any of our Levi’s Tailor Shops and you can speak to an expert tailor who can do this for you or repair them too.”

Previously, experts at the denim specialists have revealed exactly how often you should wash your jeans, and it’s not what you might think at all. 

In a post published on LinkedIn called ‘The Dirty Jeans Manifesto’ the Levis’ President Chip Bergh referred to a time he revealed the jeans he had on hadn’t been washed in the year he’d had them. 

“[My point] was all about sustainability, was to challenge the mindset that we need to throw everything into the washing machine after one or two wearings,” he wrote.

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