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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Washing Good quality Jeans every 6 months

For those who buy good quality jeans such as myself in the prices range of $150-$300. How do you go about washing them? or how many times do you wear your jeans before washing them?

Quite a few people told me that Denim is not like other fabrics, they hold little to no odor, its really hard to get them dirty unless you have a stain. And your supposed to wash them like once every 6 months or so to preserve fit and dye. In between that time if they do exhibit any type of order of funk lol just let them air out on a clothes line or spray some Febreeze and bam. no odor. and you sometimes put them in the freezer to kill any bacteria

So I thought about it and thought I would try this with 3 pairs of new jeans I bought in October. 2 pairs are Lucky Brand and the other is 7 by mankind (A pockets). So following the advice above, I try my best to wear them as much as I can. each pair has like 15-20+ wears to them and I just compared them to some jeans I bought in May that I wash like every 1-2 wears and the difference is night and day

The Jeans I haven't washed has fit and formed to the shape of my body and fits like a glove!!! not to mention they still look brand new with no discolor with the dye at all

While the ones that I did wash are either too tight or too loose and look worn as Hell. So it seems my peers were right about how to wear your jeans etc. but I'm still not too comfortable with not washing them. seems a bit dirty

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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Quite a few people told me that Denim is not like other fabrics, they hold little to no odor, its really hard to get them dirty unless you have a stain.
Tell that to my Swass right now lol. In all seriousness though, I have 2 pairs of Dark wash jeans from American Eagle and I wash them every sunday. They hold up ok. But then again they are 50 dollar jeans and I could really care less because they are just jeans.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:13 AM   #3
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All of my jeans are Diesel and they are pretty thick jean material. Some have very dark washes or particular washes that need to be protected. And yes, they don't get washed as often, but I wouldn't say 6 months. Maybe around 7-10 wears or sooner, depending on where they were worn.

Also, dry clean them. Never use regular washer and dryer.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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I have a pair of Lacoste for 4 years now. Wash and dry them regularly every week. They haven't lost their color and the denim hasn't become less strong or robust. I can't say the same for a pair of Levi's that are much newer and went the same treatment. (They ripped and the denim started to become thinner in leg area)
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:24 AM   #5
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Not showing stains is not the same as clean. Think of all the bacteria on your jeans after 6 months of wear.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:26 AM   #6
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I prefer washing my clothes regularly, Jeans are made of cotton and they certainly do get "dirty" even if you don't see any stains. I'd rather be safe then sorry.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:34 AM   #7
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:46 AM   #8
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Wear them max twice. Take off rebutton and pull inside out then wash. Simples
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:10 AM   #9
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I get mine dry cleaned. All of my 7s, Rocks, Diesel, etc........they get dry cleaned probably every 2 weeks and then I'll machine wash them like once every few months. Its not good in general for clothes to be machine washed every week. The only stuff I machine wash weekly are socks and underwear. tshirts, jeans, slacks, dress shirts, etc.......they all get dry cleaned.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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I get mine dry cleaned. All of my 7s, Rocks, Diesel, etc........they get dry cleaned probably every 2 weeks and then I'll machine wash them like once every few months. Its not good in general for clothes to be machine washed every week. The only stuff I machine wash weekly are socks and underwear. tshirts, jeans, slacks, dress shirts, etc.......they all get dry cleaned.
The money you waste on dry cleaning you could put into new clothes lol
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:17 AM   #11
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Funky Jeans, double benefit:
Longer lasting and an excellent repellant for the office gab fly or other annoying co-workers.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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The money you waste on dry cleaning you could put into new clothes lol
One thing I miss about the west coast is how cheap dry cleaning is! I remember dry cleaning a shirt was like 50 cents, but out here its like 1.25!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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Good grief. I remember before jeans were 'cool' they were five bucks a pop.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:18 AM   #14
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$150-$300 a pair? If you have that much money to waste on jeans you might as well just buy and wear a new pair each time.


You can easily find a very nice pair of jeans for 40 or 50 bucks.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:19 AM   #15
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My jeans get gross after about three wears. The thought of six months makes me cringe.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:25 AM   #16
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My jeans get gross after about three wears.
What do you mean by gross? Smell bad? Dirty? Do you shower/bathe? What activities are you doing that make them gross?

Other than the back of my jeans where They hit the ground, I could wear mine many times, and they don't look/smell like they've been worn.

Levis Strauss wants us to save water by not washing our blue jeans. They say jeans don’t need to be washed all that often.
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Not that weird of an idea. Who washes their coats if ever?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:38 AM   #18
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Not that weird of an idea. Who washes their coats if ever?
I dry clean mine after the season it was designated for is over

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$150-$300 a pair? If you have that much money to waste on jeans you might as well just buy and wear a new pair each time.


You can easily find a very nice pair of jeans for 40 or 50 bucks.
Its all relative.......you can get a computer for a lot cheaper with the same internals, sometimes better than a Mac, but we choose to get a Mac. Personally I think cheap jeans are uncomfortable and don't fit as well. Also, all designer jeans you have to get altered on your own, so they really do fit and feel better.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:52 AM   #19
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$150-$300 a pair? If you have that much money to waste on jeans you might as well just buy and wear a new pair each time.


You can easily find a very nice pair of jeans for 40 or 50 bucks.
Oh believe me!!! I said the samething at one point, but jeans at those price brackets are kinda cheap... I'm big and stocky and I ripped all my $60 and under jeans just getting out the car

There's a difference buying expensive jeans
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I buy 25$ no-name jeans. They last more than a year and I wash them every week.

Anything more expensive is insane if you ask me.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:21 PM   #21
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Oh believe me!!! I said the samething at one point, but jeans at those price brackets are kinda cheap... I'm big and stocky and I ripped all my $60 and under jeans just getting out the car

There's a difference buying expensive jeans
Might want work on your weight problem if you can rip $60 jeans.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:25 PM   #22
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Might want work on your weight problem if you can rip $60 jeans.
Who said anything about me being fat...

Have 12 percent body fat
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:08 PM   #23
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At best, I wear them twice before washing. I also wash coats and hoodies fwiw.
I would rather buy jeans more often than to feel like I stink or something.

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Might want work on your weight problem if you can rip $60 jeans.
I'm fat and I've never ripped my jeans.
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My most expensive pair of jeans cost $30....
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Not showing stains is not the same as clean. Think of all the bacteria on your jeans after 6 months of wear.
I read some ******** article online where they suggested to put jeans in the freezer to kill the germs every so often.


back on topic, I wash my jeans every few weeks.
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