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Posted: 02 February 2012 08:52 AM   [ Ignore ]
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More and more I hear people talk about ‘waterless jeans’. This concept has been known for decades by men all over the world cheese, but now the jeans manufacturers are getting on the bandwagon.

Levi Strauss suggests washing jeans rarely, if at all — the theory being that putting them in the freezer will kill germs that cause them to smell.

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Any of the more science-minded MoHers wanna shed a light on this one? Is it bull or is there some truth to it?

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Posted: 02 February 2012 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Why do you want them to smell?

It’s true Jeans will smell if you don’t wash them, but that sort of why people DO wash them.

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Posted: 02 February 2012 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Well, I remember there was some experimentation done on the ISS concerning never-change underwear. Contains some activated charcoal, but also copper fibers, to prevent bacterial growth.

But yes, most any batchelor will tell you he’s worn the same pair of jeans for a week. Or more.

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Posted: 03 February 2012 02:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Not that any of this matters with the crappy denim you get on most “jeans” these days. I’m a selvedge fan, but that stuff is expensive. Much nicer though than the basic tat you get.

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