One of the most important parts of making a perfect pair of jeans is getting to know the denim being used. Water, heat and other elements can effect the denim and thus change the fit. Shade55 is committed to testing and retesting our denim to make sure it meets and exceeds our standards (which are pretty high since we have been making jeans for a long time).
Pictured is our shrink test done right! Within the next couple days, this yard of denim will be put through the ultimate test. It will be washed and dried numerous times, along with heavy stone washing, heat treatments and hand sanding. Only after it passes all the tests and the most extreme conditions and use do we cut it into jean parts.