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This may sound like a weird question...
« Topic Start: October 31, 2011, 06:03:55 AM »
I was browsing reddit and came across an "AskReddit" question that surprised me.  "Men and Women of Reddit, How often do you wash your jeans?"

So, how many of you wear jeans and if you do, how often do you wash them?

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #1: October 31, 2011, 07:42:05 AM »
The jeans I wore this weekend have mustard stains on them from the 9/6 Strasmas II game.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #2: October 31, 2011, 07:46:33 AM »
Twice and than wash although there are exceptions for stains or light use.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #3: October 31, 2011, 08:39:43 AM »
Regular jeans or Wedding & Funeral jeans?

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #4: October 31, 2011, 02:08:50 PM »
Jeans should be washed at least once per decade, more often if they have been worn in a really filthy place like Foggy Bottom. 

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #5: October 31, 2011, 02:11:29 PM »
I read somewhere that from a microbial/germ standpoint, jeans are about as dirty as they're going to get after being worn twice.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #6: October 31, 2011, 02:12:15 PM »
I was browsing reddit and came across an "AskReddit" question that surprised me.  "Men and Women of Reddit, How often do you wash your jeans?"

So, how many of you wear jeans and if you do, how often do you wash them?

after a week of almost daily wear.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #7: October 31, 2011, 02:17:53 PM »
How often do you wash them?

When the gasoline smell from wiping my hands on my jeans after motorcycle fillups causes light headedness.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #8: October 31, 2011, 02:53:33 PM »
Regular jeans or Wedding & Funeral jeans?





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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #9: October 31, 2011, 05:33:04 PM »
Huh.  I never knew that.  I mean, I would think they would start to smell bad.  I usually go 2 days maybe 3.  Reddit says that if they start to smell funky, they put them in the freezer overnight which kills off the bacteria and the don't stink the next day.  Some people go 6 months or more :shock:

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #10: October 31, 2011, 05:34:18 PM »
A comfy pair of jeans are hard to find.

Why lose it by washing them?

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« Reply #11: October 31, 2011, 07:28:09 PM »
Huh.  I never knew that.  I mean, I would think they would start to smell bad.  I usually go 2 days maybe 3.  Reddit says that if they start to smell funky, they put them in the freezer overnight which kills off the bacteria and the don't stink the next day.  Some people go 6 months or more :shock:


Ewe! Put them in with the food you're gonna eat!? 
 
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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #12: October 31, 2011, 07:49:47 PM »
I wash mine after one wear.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #13: October 31, 2011, 07:56:53 PM »

Ewe! Put them in with the food you're gonna eat!? 
 
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I believe they use a plastic bag, not just throwing them in there.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #14: October 31, 2011, 07:59:29 PM »
A comfy pair of jeans are hard to find.

Why lose it by washing them?

my comfy jeans are my yard work jeans- my wife would probably kill me if I kept putting them back in the dresser after each wear, besides they get softer with each wash. As far as longevity goes, they are a pair of massively over priced J-Crew jeans from a decade ago, so washing didn't seem to hurt them too much

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #15: October 31, 2011, 08:00:31 PM »
I might go a week if they are jeans I change into after work to sit and watch TV. If I wear them on the weekend, they get worn once, then washed.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #16: October 31, 2011, 08:32:22 PM »
A comfy pair of jeans are hard to find.

Why lose it by washing them?

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« Reply #17: November 01, 2011, 07:29:13 AM »

Ewe! Put them in with the food you're gonna eat!? 
 
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In my younger days, there were times the jeans would have been in danger from the food.    :)


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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #18: November 01, 2011, 07:47:13 AM »
I believe they use a plastic bag, not just throwing them in there.

Still disgusting.

Why would you do that instead of washing them?

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #19: November 01, 2011, 08:34:54 AM »
I wash mine after one wear.

That seems a bit excessive.

Once a week of regular wear seems about right to me.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #20: November 01, 2011, 04:47:32 PM »
About 1 - 2x a month.  Being a condo guy, not much yard work.  Dust and crud spilled on them are the main issue.  If I get soaked with a beer, that is a good excuse. Jeans usually succumb to embarassing worn out spots.  I have golden oldies that aren't too badly worn that I pull out as backups when my main pair is due for a wash.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #21: November 01, 2011, 05:35:27 PM »
In all seriousness, I go about a week of wear before washing unless they get a stain.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #22: November 01, 2011, 06:59:57 PM »
Still disgusting.

Why would you do that instead of washing them?
Because washing wears them out quicker and can alter the fit.  Also, people that buy dry denim want to go as long as possible for the best look when they do wash.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #23: November 01, 2011, 07:15:38 PM »
Just bought 3 pairs of new jeans.  All yet to be washed.  Probably within the week, though.

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Re: This may sound like a weird question...
« Reply #24: November 01, 2011, 07:19:14 PM »
Because washing wears them out quicker and can alter the fit.  Also, people that buy dry denim want to go as long as possible for the best look when they do wash.


Gotcha.

Still sounds gross, though.  :lol: