How to Make Jeans Last Longer

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Wrangler Jeans Vs. Levi’s Jeans

A good pair of blue jeans is a staple in everyone’s closet, and when you find a pair that is comfortable, fits well, and looks good, you never want to let them go. Unfortunately, from men’s wrangler jeans to a pair of Levi’s jeans for women, those denim pants will not last forever. Whether you are outside working in your jeans or you throw them on to do your daily errands, your jeans have an expiration date. Luckily, there are some things you can to do help make those jeans last.

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What Cowboy Gear to Buy Your Boyfriend

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Whether your boyfriend already has a closet full of cowboy boots and cowboy hats or you are just looking to upgrade his wardrobe, buying your boyfriend men’s western wear is a great gift idea. At Sheplers, we are one of the largest retailers of western style clothes and accessories, so we know what qualifies as country fashion.

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How to Look Like A Cowboy

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Whether you are just looking for a taste of western wear or you are all about the western lifestyle, you want to know how to look like a proper cowboy. The best way to look like a cowboy is to find the right western style clothes. As a western store online, we have all the western wear you need to achieve the cowboy aesthetic.

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How to Distress Your Jeans

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Purchasing distressed jeans from a store can be pricey, and the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans can be impossible (without Sheplers western store online, of course). But, what if we told you that you can distress your jeans in a few easy steps? Well you heard it here first – you can distress your jeans right at home!

What You’ll Need

  • A pair of jeans
  • A sharp pair of scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Sandpaper
  • Razor
  • Pencil or chalk
  • Washing machine & dryer

How to Distress Your Jeans

  1. Put the jeans on so you can have an idea of the areas in which you wish to distress. Use the pencil or chalk to make a mark around the areas.
  2. Use the sandpaper over those areas for a soft and extra worn out look. You can skip this step if you wish to create minimally distressed jeans.
  3. Use the scissors to cut straight, horizonal slits over the areas you wish to distress. The slits should be ½ an inch to ¾ of an inch from each other.
  4. There are synthetic threads called indigo threads – you’ll know them when you see them. Use the tweezers to pull the indigo threats, but only in the areas you’ve cut (it’s okay if you don’t get them all).
  5. Use the razor to fray the pockets and other edges you want to fray by moving the razor back and forth on the edge.
  6. After cutting all the areas you want to cut and have pulled out most of the indigo threads, put your jeans in the washer, on the cold water setting, to create organic-looking frays.
  7. Once they’re washed put them in the dryer to further natural distressing!

American Denim Guide: Wrangler vs Levi Jeans

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between Wrangler jeans and Levi’s jeans? Wonder no more. Our team at Sheplers is here to help you learn the difference between the two brands once and for all with this American denim guide.

The Backstory

If you haven’t heard of Levi’s, do you even know what jeans are? One of the most famous brands of clothing, Levi’s jeans were created in the late 1800s and featured one back pocket, a watch pocket, sizing cinch and buttons for suspenders. And of course, they had the strengthening rivets that they patented. Created for utility and comfort, the 501 Fit jeans have been around for more than 100 years without much change.

Wrangler jeans were created for cowboys and cowgirls, hence the name cowboy cut. The company changed from overalls to blue jeans with the help of celebrity tailor Rodeo Ben. Once professional cowboys endorsed the jeans, the company took off as the best option for people who ride. The 13MWZ Original Fit jeans have not changed much since their design over time, keeping their classic look and feel.

The Fit

Levi’s 501 original fit

Levi’s jeans are a straight fit with plenty of room, making it practical for anyone. The jeans never change its classic medium rise and sit perfectly on the waste. Other sizes include the 517 Boot Cut Stretch, the 505 Regular Fit, the 527 Low Rise Boot Cut, the 550 Relaxed Fit and many more.

Wranglers 13MWZ original fit

Wrangler jeans were designed for people who love to ride. The jeans are worn high on the hips. The cowboy cut fits over riding boots, the pants are loose and comfortable while also form fitting. Other sizes include the 936 Slim Fit Rigid, Solid Regular Fit Stretch, 947 Regular Fit Stretch, 938 Slim Fit Stretch and much more.

The Look and the Price

While Wrangler jeans are priced around the average of $25 and Levi’s are priced around $50, the jeans are comparable in quality. Both brands have changed colors and patterns over the years, but the classic look and feel has stayed the same over time.

Wrangler Jeans for the Ultimate Cowboy

Wrangler has evolved into an iconic denim western brand that all cowboys and cowgirls love to wear. Known as an American classic, the Wrangler brand includes many different cuts of jeans that all cowboys know and wear with pride. A pair of Wrangler jeans for men will never go out of style and have truly stood the testament of time. Sheplers shares with you the best wrangler jeans for the ultimate cowboy looking to sport their next pair. We have an unlimited supply of men’s western wear with top brands including America’s favorite, Wrangler.

Slim Fit Wrangler Jeans

For the cowboy looking for a more fitted pair of jeans, these 936 Slim Fit Premium Wash Jeans are made with the best denim Wrangler has to offer. They come with authentic five-pocket styling and provide extra comfort for all cowboys. These Wrangler jeans for men sit perfectly over a pair of cowboy boots and you will look and feel like the ultimate cowboy rocking this look.

Slim Fit Premium Wrangler Jeans

Boot Cut Wrangler Jeans

If you aren’t looking for a slim fit when it comes to jeans, don’t worry, Wrangler has got all styles and cuts! A boot cut pair of jeans provides a regular fit with comfortable leg room which allows all cowboys to take on their next adventure in a pair of Wranglers. These Wrangler Premium Performance Advanced Comfort Mid Stone Jeans provide two times long lasting denim and are a great pair for any cowboy activity.

Wrangler Premium Performance Jeans

Wrangler is a brand you can trust for quality and comfort and Sheplers offers numerous jeans for all cowboys. View our wide selection here!

 

 

 

3 Ways to Tell Your Cowboy Jeans Fit Perfectly

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A good pair of jeans is something a cowboy can always count on, and every pair should feel like it was custom made for the best fit. Comfort is key with men’s jeans, and there are many ways to tell your cowboy jeans are the right fit for you. Whether you are attending a rodeo or a country concert with friends, your cowboy jeans are your best accessory for country-boy charm. Sheplers Western Wear has the perfect guide with three ways for choosing the best fitted cowboy jeans.

Stretch Matters

For cowboy jeans you wish to wear all day, stretch and comfort will do wonders. Most jeans have a small amount of elasticity to them and we suggest you search for a pair that includes lycra or spandex for added comfort. You will most likely be wearing your cowboy jeans for an extended period at a western event, and your jeans should allow for extra movement to avoid distress. These Regular Fit Stretch Wrangler Jeans are the perfect pair for stretch and denim ease.

One Size Smaller

A waistband that fits too loose can cause your jeans to look bulky and feel uncomfortable. One way to tell that your jeans are the perfect fit is by the two fingers test. You shouldn’t be able to fit two fingers in the waistband when you try on different styles of jeans. This test will ensure the perfect fit, not too loose and not too tight. Men usually have the tendency to shop for jeans that are too big and we suggest you consider going a size smaller for the right feel.

Leg Length

Another way to tell if your cowboy jeans are right for you is by the length of where they fall. A flawless fit should include a slight/half or full break on your legs. Your look will be more refined with the right length and you can avoid the baggy jeans look.

 

 

How to Shrink a Denim Shirt

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Denim shirts are the backbone of western cowboy clothing style. So if your denim shirt has seen its better days and it’s now stretched out, you’re likely wondering how to shrink denim. Can you shrink denim? How do you shrink clothes by hand? Don’t worry, our cowboy and cowgirl lifestyle experts at Sheplers Western Wear know a thing or two about shrinkin’ denim. Here are our tips on how to shrink a denim shirt.

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How to Shrink a Denim Shirt Half a Size or Less

If you’re shrinking your denim by a half size or less, you’re in luck! You can shrink your denim by hand if you’re bringing it down just a little in size. Here’s how to shrink your denim by hand:

  1. Fill your sink with water. Keep in mind that the hotter the water, the more the shirt will shrink. So if you’re looking to shrink a denim shirt by a lot, use the hottest water you can.
  2. Soak your denim shirt in the water for at least five minutes.
  3. Remove the denim shirt and wring it out. Be careful not to pull at the edges, that could make the shirt stretch instead of shrink.
  4. Lay the shirt on a drying rack until it’s completely dry. One the first side of the shirt is dry, flip it over and dry the other side.

How to Shrink a Denim Shirt a Full Size or More

Whether you’re looking to shrink a men’s dress shirt or a women’s denim shirt, if you want to shrink it a whole size or more, you’ll have to get your washing machine involved. You’ll have more luck shrinking these shirts not by hand, but with the help of your washer. Here’s how to shrink denim one full size or more:

  1. Put your denim shirt in the washing machine. Make sure it’s on the “whites” setting so that hot water is used. Let the shirt run for a full cycle in the washer.
  2. Place your denim shirt in the dryer on the “gentle dry” or “delicates” setting. If you want your shirt to dry as fast as possible, put on the “permanent press” cycle. The dryer will help shrink the shirt.

 

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Why You Should Only Wash Your Jeans from Sheplers Once a Year

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Did you know that you may be accidentally ruining your favorite pair of jeans from Sheplers?

While you most certainly may not be meaning to do so, by throwing your jeans in the washing machine every time after you wear them, you are destroying their shape and color. Denim expert Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., says of his own jeans, “these jeans are maybe a year old and these have yet to see a washing machine.”

Shep Jeans

Bergh goes onto say that “if you talk to real denim aficionados, they tell you don’t wash your blue jeans.”

But if you can’t wash your jeans from Sheplers, then how are you supposed to keep them clean? Here are some alternative ways to make sure your jeans stay fresh from the Levi’s master himself:

  • Eliminate odor by spritzing jeans with white vinegar or vodka and then hanging them out to dry.
  • Freeze your jeans once a month to kill off the smell caused by bacteria.
  • Turn your jeans inside out and then freeze them for two days at a time.

Why You Should Only Wash Your Jeans from Sheplers Once a Year

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Did you know that you may be accidentally ruining your favorite pair of jeans from Sheplers?

While you most certainly may not be meaning to do so, by throwing your jeans in the washing machine every time after you wear them, you are destroying their shape and color. Denim expert Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., says of his own jeans, “these jeans are maybe a year old and these have yet to see a washing machine.”

Shep Jeans

Bergh goes onto say that “if you talk to real denim aficionados, they tell you don’t wash your blue jeans.”

But if you can’t wash your jeans from Sheplers, then how are you supposed to keep them clean? Here are some alternative ways to make sure your jeans stay fresh from the Levi’s master himself:

  • Eliminate odor by spritzing jeans with white vinegar or vodka and then hanging them out to dry.
  • Freeze your jeans once a month to kill off the smell caused by bacteria.
  • Turn your jeans inside out and then freeze them for two days at a time.