Friday, June 13, 2008

Everything you Need to Know About Owning Blue Jeans

Do you wear jeans almost every day of the week? Jeans are a classic wardrobe style, and everyone wears them. After you’ve found a pair of jeans that fit, consider how often you will be wearing them? Only on weekends? Every day to work or school? If you wear jeans more than 3 times per week, you should invest in at least one pair of high-quality designer jeans. If you are into helping the planet, you might want to try organic jeans, made with organic cotton without the use of pesticides.

The cost of a new pair of jeans is anywhere from $20 to $500. Some nice designer brands start at around $130. Although it may seem outrageous to pay this much for a pair of pants, complete the "cost-per-wear" formula. Say you wear your jeans 3 times a week, or 156 times per year. Now, consider that you pay $150 for the jeans. If you can wear them for at least a year, you only pay $1 per use.

Everybody that wears jeans more than three days a week should have at least three pairs of jeans. You may have heard of the A, B, &C rules for shoes. The same should apply for jeans. If you use the A,B. &C system, you really only need to buy one new pair a year. Of course, you can buy more if you want. Here’s how the system works:

Your "A" pair of jeans are your nice jeans. You might wear these to a party, out dancing, or to something special. You probably would wear nice shoes and a dressyshirt with these jeans. You never wear these jeans more than once or twice a week. If you only own one pair of "designer" label jeans, this is the pair.

Your "B" pair of jeans are your every day jeans. Either these are a less expensive brand, or a "A" pair of jeans that have been down graded to "B" jeans. You’ll wear these just about anywhere, to school, to run errands, or lounge around the house. If you own two pairs of designer jeans, your "B"jeans would be your second pair. Your "B" jeans are the jeans you wear the most, and should be your favorite pair of jeans. If you buy a fourth pair, you should have two "B" pairs, as these are the jeans that will be worn the most.

Your "C" jeans are your oldest, most worn out pair of jeans. Just because you wouldn’t wear them to a restaurant or to work doesn’t mean you should part with your jeans. These pants you wear for outdoor activities, or when your "B" jeans are dirty. Your "C" jeans can either be an older pair of retired "B" jeans, or a less expensive pair. These jeans you don’t wear to restaurants, but will wear on a road trip, camping, or gardening.

Blue Jeans Washing & Care Tips:
1) Wash your jeans inside out to reduce wear.
2) Don’t wash your jeans more than once every three wears, unless they’ve become soiled.
3) For dark wash jeans, use Woolite’s wash for dark fabrics.
4) Air dry your jeans by hanging them. They may feel stiff at first, but the stiff feeling will go away after a few minutes.

Finally, when you are done with your jeans, don’t throw them in the trash. If they’re still wearable, donate them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. If they’re not, reuse them for something else, like making a potholder, ipod holder, or a craft project.