If your jeans are too long, hold off on tailoring them until after the first wash. Denim usually shrinks lengthwise, so hemming your jeans before washing could leave you with a pair that's too short.
By following the washing, drying, and care tips in this care guide, your jeans should stay in pretty good shape for a long time to come. But if you do end up needing to repair old or damaged denim, look for tailors who specialize in denim tailoring to ensure a seamless repair that looks and feels cohesive with the original fabric.
Of course, depending on the extent of the damage, you may be ready to retire that old pair of blue jeans rather than repair them. If that's the case, stop by Lee to find a new pair of high-quality jeans that will last you for years to come.