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Acid Wash

What does Acid Wash mean?

Also known as Marble, Moon Wash, and Snow Wash, this finish gives sharp contrasts.  It is done by soaking in chlorine and bringing into contact with raw .

Style Terms explains Acid Wash

After undergoes an acid wash (prior to being sold on market), it has achieved high contrast fades.  Since one of the main goals of wearing are the resulting fades and acid washing bypasses that process, this could be seen a benefit to some.

However, it is arguably not advantageous.  Among many reasons, genuine fades are personal to one’s body and pre-made fades (via acid wash) do not exactly match to any one person.