Care Before Washing
Washing Instructions: Wash in cold or Luke warm water or by hand or washing machine 30 degree. DO NOT WASH IN VERY HOT WATER. By washing in very hot water, the indigo blue dye will lose its natural shade immediately however all natural indigo will fade with wash and stabilize after 6 to 8 washes.
Laundry Detergent: Avoid use of any detergent when soaking before wear. Use only when soiled as detergents will wash out the indigo blue. Beware of using detergents with fluorescent contents as this will change the natural colours.
How to Launder
Wash separately from other garments as the denim is not colour fast and colour will bleed.
If washed before wear, wash by machine for a maximum of 5 minutes and avoid lengthy soaking and washing to prevent unnatural fading of indigo.
It is also best to turn the garment inside out to avoid fast colour dropping and scratching your denim (fading).
Avoid usage of a scrubbing brush, pumice stone or sand paper for a quick fade as your eagerness will destroy the fabric and the natural fade. After washing, natural creases will form and the fade will give its true appearance.
How to Dry
After wringing out, creases will remain. However, you do not need to iron out the creases as this will cause a color change. Ironing is not recommended as continuous wear will help to fade out the creases.
For outdoor drying turn your denim inside out, a clear day is best as the fabric will tighten and by continuous wear, the garment becomes fitted to the body and forms natural creases. This is the beginning of creating your own original denims.
The use of a tumble dryer is not recommended as heat can change the colour of the indigo.
Developing Your Own Pair
Although it will require time, continuous wear of your Japanese denim will fade to your satisfaction.
After washing and wearing, change in colour is expected. All Japanese Denims are to be washed to a minimum. However, please bear in mind if the denim gets extremely soiled, it is difficult to wash out the soil so wear your denims with care. Each pair of jeans could have a separate appearance although washed the same, as it all depends on the persons wear.
All Pockets on RMC Jeans are simply cut at the edge and frayed
All pockets on RMC Jeans are simply cut at edge to allow the slight fraying which will never go beyond the 2 stitched seam on all sides at the edge of pocket. Fraying at the edge is the characteristic of RMC Jeans unless a design is which is embroidered across the full back or a pocket design which is folded and sewn.
The whole idea is for customers to either allow the fraying to stay at the length they come out with wear (and will not fray any further then the edge of the pocket) or simply trim and cut to whatever length they prefer but not to cut into the denim of pocket.
|This shows how the pockets are finished off for example, they are not hemmed or over locked and folded before machining the pocket on the back like all other brands. This is what made RMC different in the market place since 2002. The Idea being making a jean look vintage and aged and frayed with wash and wear.
|This demonstrates how a pair of RMC can look after plenty of wash and wear and the fraying on the pocket on this jean has been trimmed to make it look more vintage.