A rinse is the simplest of denim washes. It boosts comfort by removing starch and it gently modifies the denim's texture and color. This method results in a more textured denim surface and puckered seams, offering a softer feel with more subtle wear patterns. While our selection of rinsed denim is limited, our dry denim can easily be rinsed at home for a similar effect.
A stonewash uniformly abrades jeans, giving them a brighter tone. Since the entire jeans are abraded, this process doesn't replicate a worn-in appearance; instead, it highlights the denim's texture and lightens its tone. The greatest “drawback” of not looking authentically worn-in is also its greatest upside – the look is clean, emphasizing the fabric's textural qualities. The abrasion and complete removal of starch also give the jeans a slightly "brushed" surface, making them more comfortable than dry and rinsed jeans.
An authentic worn-in wash resembles a worn-in pair of jeans, typically featuring a faded tone, abrasions, and contrasting wear marks. This process technically refines a stonewash by adding wear patterns or even damages and repairs. It's considered the most artisanal wash category, capable of closely resembling vintage jeans. However, most common is the middle way between a stonewash and a vintage-like wash, emphasizing the denim's aging properties while showcasing wear patterns.