I think it is dificult to fade raw LVC 501 like vintage 501 , because LVC fabric is softer than vintage 501.
Because of that , I don´t take off the glue (starch) on raw LVC 501 , though I shrink raw LVC before wearing .
- My method of raw levis LVC 501 before wearing
My method of raw levis LVC 501 before wearing
１．Soak in water in about 3 to 5 minutes
Raw denim shirnk when it is soaked completely in water.
if raw deinm is soaked in over 5-10 minits , the glue on raw LVC 501 will dissolve.
I think that it is more dificult to fade raw LVC like vintage 501 without the glue .
So , my LVC jeans are soaked in about 3 to 5 minutes to shrink .
I soak the jeans in a sunny day with little humidity , because it is easy to dry .
I use cold water ( tap water ) without heating .
In japan , best season is fall to beginning of winter .
２．Spin-dry in about 3 to 5 minutes
３．Wear wet LVC , sit cross-legged for whiskers and honeycombs
wear wet LVC
and sit cross-legged to make whiskers for whiskers and honeycombs.
take it off as possible as with keeping wrinkles .
LVC 501 will dry with wrinkles for maiking whiskers and honeycombs , because the glue remains
dried LVC with wrinkles for whiskers
５．keep wrinkles for whiskers and honeycombs
and, wearing long time(about 6months to 2years) without washing.
When taking LVC off , put on a hanger to keep wrinkles for whiskers and honeycombs.
I think it is dificult to make train tracks on raw levis LVC , if the glue remain.
There is not enough hardness to make train tracks .
But , I think taht train tracks is important feature of selvage denim .
Now , I am testing starching on LVC selvage to be harder .
laundry glue(starch) only on selvage
I still don't know the result .
I think it is not easy to make roping of raw LVC , because orijinarl hem stitch dosen't make by UNION SPECIAL 43200G .
My LVC jeans remain with orijinal hem .
Best way of roping is hemming by UNION SPECIAL 43200G .
In Japan , there are several shop that can take a hem by UNION SPECIAL 43200G .
I don't know possible shop in other countries .
I hope you understand that this is not established method , but my method and opinon , and I'm not good at english .