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Blue Takes a Breather

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Good News for Mustard-Droppers

Believe it or not, it’s easier to remove stains from white jeans than blue, says Gerald von Pozniak, manager of upscale dry-cleaner Jeeves of Belgravia. Because there’s less pigment in light denim, it’s more difficult to discolor than freshly dyed blues. Or, simply put: A little bleach won’t hurt the already bleached. When you inevitably spill something, Von Pozniak suggests wiping off the excess, then blotting (not rubbing) with a dry cloth. If the stain persists, dab it with water or hydrogen peroxide—an ingredient in most stain sticks. Allow the area to dry, and chances are, your once-besmeared jeans will look brand-new again.


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