How to Make Jeans Last Longer

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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.

Levi's 517 Jeans - Boot Cut Stretch

Levi’s 517 Jeans – Boot Cut Stretch

 Tips to Make Your Jeans Last Longer

At Sheplers Western Wear, we are sharing our secrets on how to make jeans last longer so that when you find that favorite pair that fits just right, you can wear them for a long time to come.

1.     Wash Them Sparingly

If you are washing your jeans after every wear, you are killing that pair of pants. With each wash the denim gets more worn out. Try to wash your jeans as few times as possible in order to make them last. Some experts recommend only washing them once a month, but other people will say ever longer than that.1 Of course, if you are out in the field and your jeans get all muddy, then yes, you should wash them, but avoid doing this on a regular basis. If you get just a small stain, consider hand washing just that area.

2.     Take Care When You Do Wash Them

Just like cleaning your Stetson cowboy hat or washing a load of delicates, jeans shouldn’t just be carelessly thrown in the washer. In order to make jeans last, they should be turned inside out and washed in cold water. Doing both of these will help keep the color from fading. You also only need to use a small amount of detergent, and do not use bleach or fabric softener.

3.     Let Them Air Dry

Do not put your jeans in the dryer. Doing so can damage the material and cause them to lose their shape. Let them air dry instead to avoid this rough heat and keep them lasting longer.

4.     Hang Your Jeans

Instead of throwing them on the floor next to your Cody James cowboy boots or folding them like a t-shirt and stacking them, hang your jeans by the loops instead. You avoid creating creases in places where there should not be a crease. Your jeans should also keep their shape better and for longer.

If you follow these four tips to make your jeans last longer, you should be able to show off your favorite denim pair for a long time to come. But, eventually your jeans will meet their end and when that happens, our western style clothing store can help you restock your closet.

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  1. Independent – How Often Should You Wash Your Jeans

What Cowboy Gear to Buy Your Boyfriend

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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Scully Men’s Pewter Embroidered Gunfighter Shirt

 

The Best Cowboy Gifts for Your Boyfriend

Here are our latest recommendations in cowboy gear for your boyfriend so that you can make sure he is always in style:

  1. A good pair of jeans. Jeans are a staple for every cowboy. They wear them almost every day and for almost every occasion. Before you buy, you will want to compare Wrangle jeans versus Levi’s Jeans. Everybody has their own preference when it comes to jeans, so scope out the labels for the brand, size, and style of the jeans your boyfriend already wears. Taking this step will ensure you get him a pair of jeans that will fit and he will like.
  2. Cowboy boots. With thousands of choices in men’s cowboy boots at Sheplers, there is sure to be a pair that your boyfriend will love that he doesn’t already own. Maybe he needs a new pair of steel toe work boots or perhaps he wants a pair of the new Ariat men’s boots.
  3. A western wear shirt. When it comes to finding cowboy gear for your boyfriend, this category may have the largest variety. He might enjoy a long-sleeve classic denim shirt or you could help him stand out with a vintage western shirt like the Scully Men’s Pewter Embroidered Gunfighter Shirt. If you are feeling especially generous, you can find him a nice leather jacket or a hunting jacket. For the more casual guy, a good quality graphic t-shirt might be the way to go.
  4. Western accessories. If your man already has too many western shirts and cowboy boots to count, western accessories may be the best cowboy gear for your boyfriend the next time you need to get him a gift. We have wallets, watches, sunglasses, knives, briefcases, coolers, underwear, and even cologne. You should have no trouble finding a great cowboy gift for your boyfriend no matter what style he prefers.
  5. Cowboy Hat. Finally, no cowboy look is complete without the piece de resistance – the quintessential cowboy hat. Find the perfect quality cowboy hat for your beau among our wide selection of colors and styles to tie the entire cowboy look together.

It doesn’t matter if its Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, or his birthday, you can find the best cowboy gear for your boyfriend at our western store online.

 

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How to Look Like A Cowboy

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.

Western Wear Shirts

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Cody James Men’s Ya Herd Cow Graphic T-Shirt

Start with the right shirt. Denim, plaid, and flannel long sleeve shirts are traditional men’s western style clothes, but there are plenty of other options. You can switch it up with a short sleeve print shirt or a fun t-shirt like the Cody James Men’s Ya Herd Cow Graphic T-Shirt.

Western Wear Bottoms

Jeans are always a good choice; they are western wear staples in any closet. Wrangler jeans and Levi’s jeans are both popular brands. It’s up to you to decide what brand, style, and fit you prefer.

Western Wear Accessories

No cowboy outfit is complete without a pair of nice cowboy boots for men to complete your look. Whether you go for men’s work boots or the classic cowboy boots for men, good boots are a must. You can throw on a belt with a big belt buckle to make a statement or choose a belt with smaller details for good measure. Top it off (literally) with a classic cowboy hat of your choosing and you are ready to hit the town.

Whether you are looking for a few unique western cowboy clothing pieces to add to your closet or are ready for a whole new western wear wardrobe, at Sheplers we have you covered.

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.