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The denim Experts say not to wash your jeans....

Started 1286433858.983 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1286886504.637 by iola4

for, are you ready, 6 months. Yes, you are suppose to buy "raw" denim and to customize it, you do not wash it for 6 months. This will allow your own body lines to imprint the denim.

So I am going to give this a try. I slept in my Levis last night. They hAVE BEEN IN THE DRESSER DRAWER FOR A LONG TIME BECAUSE THEY FEEL TIGHT. i PUT THEM ON AND BY MORNING THEY WERE WARM AND COMFY. Sorry, hit the caps key, its late.

Now ladies, be mature here. Clearly some modifications of use and panty liners will helpful should you decide to do this, but it is gaining in the trend dept. It would fun to have a jean in experiment here.

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shosh1286434246.293022 PostsRegistered 12/12/2008

clothing can be full of chemicals when you buy it, i don't wear anything without washing it...{#emotions_dlg.sad} i personally don't have any use for trends, sometimes i think people start them as a way to see what folks are willing to do...imho...{#emotions_dlg.mellow}

try wearing very damp jeans, til they dry....they are looser when wet, and dry tighter, conforming to your body, if that is how they are shaped.

an old trick from my teen years. Wink

''among saints''...why, thank you...

Spunkyspou­ts1286434693.8477253 PostsRegistered 11/19/2008miami

Actually, I think this trend makes perfect sense in ways. If you do it with the right kind of denim, which is raw , it will take on the lines and marks of your body. That being said, those types of jeans that are pre distressed can be very costly. The key is in the denim, it wont work on all kinds. Chemicals are in everything I agree, but in raw denim I would think not as much.

levi 501 is recommended

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momcat1286452314.0336462 PostsRegistered 9/12/2010

I saw the show on this. Definitely not something I'm interested in. Personally, I don't want those kind of jeans.

Let me know if you suddenly become interesting.

sunshine451286452577.66342863 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast
On 10/7/2010 shosh said:

clothing can be full of chemicals when you buy it, i don't wear anything without washing it...{#emotions_dlg.sad} i personally don't have any use for trends, sometimes i think people start them as a way to see what folks are willing to do...imho...{#emotions_dlg.mellow}

try wearing very damp jeans, til they dry....they are looser when wet, and dry tighter, conforming to your body, if that is how they are shaped.

an old trick from my teen years. Wink

lol, no way no how i am wearing damp jeans, especially during the colder seasons! i feel uncomfortable just thinking about it!

"Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” -Charles Dickens

sunshine451286452663.98742863 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast
On 10/7/2010 momcat said:

I saw the show on this. Definitely not something I'm interested in. Personally, I don't want those kind of jeans.

this will not be a trend of mine either..... i prefer to wear them once and wash them once..... then repeat Wink

"Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” -Charles Dickens

brii1286452832.6325951 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008

Sorry - I will continue to wash my jeans.

robomo1286452834.1839458 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

Ewwwww - there's no way I'd not wash my jeans for six months. Or even six days! What a horrible notion. My jeans are all just fine and fit perfectly. I just don't see the need to change a thing.

house_cat1286453431.1538569 PostsRegistered 6/28/2009Southern California

I suppose this would work if you just wore them at home for six months.... boy, would I be celebrating that day I got to throw them in the wash! Did they mention what kind of detergent or how to wash them when you finally DO wash them? Do you put them in the dryer? Does it matter? Also.. assuming that I am clueless... what is raw denim?


>^..^< house cat

Jeanne R1286453708.3134788 PostsRegistered 7/5/2010

i don,t like those jeans ,


RealAsItGe­ts1286454898.95711 PostsRegistered 10/7/2010

The more I think about this the less it makes sense. Denim stretches as you wear it or after 6 months does it miraculously start to shrink and conform to your body?

OR are you supposed to buy the jeans two sizes too small and allow them to stretch to conture your body?

This a great idea for all those whose NEVER gain or lose weight{#emotions_dlg.lol}

Have a wonderful day.

LipstickDi­va1286457904.7739472 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

I would think after 6 months they'd walk themselves to the washer!

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imaclothes­hog1286458678.75722420 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

The denim experts must have a problem with their olfactory system. Yuck.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

Charm1286458810.827109 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

One word - EWWW!

luvmypupz1286459326.4434991 PostsRegistered 8/30/2010By the Sea Shore

Not something I would do, but after you wash them don't they go back to the original way they were??? Most jeans do.

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Cindy Shop­per1286461889.9510677 PostsRegistered 11/14/2007

This topic was just on here recently so I can tell you no one does this. I do not wash my jeans but every several wears but 6 months is just gross. And I can't imagine sleeping in them but whatever floats your boat.

Cindy Shop­per1286461926.4210677 PostsRegistered 11/14/2007
On 10/7/2010 Queen of Posts said:

I would think after 6 months they'd walk themselves to the washer!

{#emotions_dlg.lol}

Cindy Shop­per1286463068.37310677 PostsRegistered 11/14/2007
On 10/7/2010 RealAsItGets said:

The more I think about this the less it makes sense. Denim stretches as you wear it or after 6 months does it miraculously start to shrink and conform to your body?

OR are you supposed to buy the jeans two sizes too small and allow them to stretch to conture your body?

This a great idea for all those whose NEVER gain or lose weight{#emotions_dlg.lol}

Have a wonderful day.

Premium denim does not strech much. It stays the same all day.

gabbyswolf1286464180.241176 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007TEXAS
On 10/7/2010 Queen of Posts said:

I would think after 6 months they'd walk themselves to the washer!

HEE HEE!! That's a hoot! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

VCamp27481286464428.367410 PostsRegistered 4/20/2006
On 10/7/2010 gabbyswolf said:
On 10/7/2010 Queen of Posts said:

I would think after 6 months they'd walk themselves to the washer!

HEE HEE!! That's a hoot! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

No kidding!

So I guess whoever does this would be the type of person who lives alone, in a cave, and doesn't get anywhere near humans?{#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

BurbankKate1286464976.066188 PostsRegistered 11/18/2007Home of: Disney Studios,W. Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon network, media capital of the world

Ewww...the OP's whole concept is flawed. First of all, I won't wear anything that isn't washed first (how many people tried those jeans on before you?). Second of all, I like a good night's sleep...so I would NEVER sleep in them either. Third of all...I'm not obsessed with my clothing and would not go to these lengths unless I received a solid gold 14K medal at the end of all this for getting through 6 months of YUCK.

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KittyLouWho1286465431.80326542 PostsRegistered 1/11/2006

What the heck is "raw" denim, just not pre-washed? And what exactly is 6 months of wear? Daily? Weekly? Bi-Weekly? 24/7?

And why would I want to sleep in my jeans?

No way I'm doing this experiment.

"You make me feel like I've been locked out of heaven, for too long, for too long"
Bruno Mars

Idacat1286468599.294707 PostsRegistered 7/26/2005Idaho !!!!

For years in the 80's and early 90's I had my "good" designer jeans dry cleaned to hold color, size, length, and shape.

Now I'm a wash up !

Phantom411286482325.79811 PostsRegistered 6/11/2008KU Country

Maybe we could do what Jeanne Bice said she does and just wash the crotch!

erica g1286482492.6633603 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004So Cal

Sounds gross.

shamalamad­ingdong51286482810.5173313 PostsRegistered 2/12/2008
On 10/7/2010 Kensey said:

Maybe we could do what Jeanne Bice said she does and just wash the crotch!

Yeww, that's just as gross. My jeans may not be customized, but at least they're clean.

These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter... I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after.

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