Dirty denim: To wash or not to wash? That is the question

To wash or not to wash jeans?

There are people who go their entire lives in search of the perfect pair of jeans, and now, the debate (who knew there even was one) on when and if to wash those jeans has emerged.

Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger recently told a reporter that he never washes his jeans. He said the thought of washing jeans after every wear is simply 'crazy.'

Apparently, the argument stretches across the country, with people swearing by both sides of the debate. People like CNN's Anderson Cooper, who has said he wears the same pair of jeans nearly everyday and only washes them a few times a year.

Still others can't stand the thought of wearing 'dirty' denim and feel the need to launder jeans after every few wears.

In 2011, Levis Strauss began recommending customers wash their stone-washed brand jeans rarely, if at all. The denim brand has instructed customers remove odor from jeans by sealing them up in a plastic bag and placing it in the freezer for 24 hours. The process won't remove stains, but it will kill all odor-causing bacteria.

Interesting, to say the least, but if you wash your jeans after every use will people really notice? Would you notice?


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