Why you should not wash jeans
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For many, a pair of jeans is a symbol of eternal fashion. It also comes with the fact that you paid a small fortune to have that coveted pair. Raw jeans, in particular, are revered for they are meant to be worn and broken into. Denim gurus say you have to wear them always but never wash them. In fact, the first time you might wash them is say, after 6 months.
The point of not washing jeans to preserve the integrity of the fabric to avoid that they wear down, lose their stiff feel or their deep indigo colours.
According to experts, raw denim is not like your typical jeans that are pre-washed or pre-shrunk. It is what it is - in its original, untouched condition. It is also worker's garment which means it can take the roughing. Above all, it is a symbol of a heritage.
- What if you smell?
There are many tips how to keep yourself from smelling so bad because of unwashed jeans.
If you truly need to wash them, use cold water and as little soap as possible. There are also washing machines with the denim cycle.