Disaster #2: “My zipper’s busted!”
If your zipper has lost a few teeth or the pull’s been lost, it doesn’t have to mean the end of your jeans. “Depending on where the damage on the zipper is, it may need to be replaced,” says Francine. Simple zipper repairs or replacements can be done at any tailor or alterations shop, although for more complicated zipper issues, a specialist may be in order. Denim Therapy can transform button-fly denim into zip-fly denim.
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Don’t Toss Those Jeans: 3 Denim Disasters That Can Be Fixed
“Oh, beloved jeans, I barely wore ye. But now you have unsightly holes and worn-through patches, so I must toss you onto the trash heap like last summer’s tangerine lipstick. Le sigh.” Does this sound familiar? If you automatically toss your denim when it develops problems like tears, holes, and other jankiness, never fear—it turns out that these denim disasters can actually be fixed. “People aren’t aware that denim can be repaired in a professional, almost seamless way,” says Francine Rabinovich, whose company Denim Therapy specializes in repairing jeans with these minor issues. If your favorite jeans are exhibiting one of these signs, a denim repair service may be able to come to your rescue.