So, like many Americans, I wear jeans a dizzying number of times before washing them. Seven … eight … 10 … 20. On and on. I establish favorite pairs, dig them out of laundry baskets, discard small stains and smudges. It is what it is.
Finally, however, I decided to buy a new pair. Went to Old Navy three days ago, snagged a nice 36-30 loose fit. Wore them twice, decided—irrationally—to wash them. Did it, tossed ’em in the dryer—not look! The friggin’ denim over the zipper has bubbled. I push it down, it goes up. I press, it rises. I hate, hate, hate when this happens. Hate it.
Is this the problem with cheap jeans? Is it fixable?