Don't wash Raw Denim?

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  1. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    I want to get a pair of Raw Denim. I like the dark colors and the shine on it. But from what I understand, you're not supposed to wash them in order to keep that color? Don't they feel grime?
     
  2. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    are you serious?

    are you really serious
    you have 202 posts here
    USE THE F'ING SEARCH BUTTON
    OR HOW ABOUT THAT THREAD I HAVE A JEAN UP TOP


    STOP THIS CLUTTER
     
  3. thekunk07

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    OP should be drawn and quartered then eaten by sharks
     
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  5. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    Sorry if I offended you by asking the question. I have been reading and most people dont seem to wash them, but I think that its rather gross, so I was wondering if anyone had any other opinions...

    To be honest with you, most of my posts have been regarding eyewear/sunglasses. Im still a newb.
     
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    Warren G. Senior member

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    Brah..if you wear any undergarment, your demin won't smell...:{
     
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    Caveat Senior member

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    The real question is now that I'm wearing raw denim and not washing them and feeling great about it...why should I wash my other jeans? Seems like a waste of time/effort.
     
  8. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    The real question is now that I'm wearing raw denim and not washing them and feeling great about it...why should I wash my other jeans? Seems like a waste of time/effort.

    How long do you go before washing them? OR have you?
     
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    aging in rhythm Senior member

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    don't wash the denim or you'll wash away the slubs and the selvedge
     
  10. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    Jekyll Senior member

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    Isn't it snub?
    To, wash denim is, snub and, grime?
     
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    They don't feel grimey at all (unless you spill things on them). I've gone 4 months or so and not had the slightest problem with regard to smell. The only real reason that I washed them at that point was that curiosity got the best of me, but it definitely wasn't necessitated by anything.

    As for the shine, it goes away when they're washed but can come back on the points that show wear (theighs, etc).
     
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    thekunk07 Senior member

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    you know who's impressed by raw denim fades? people on the internet you'll never meet IRL
     
  14. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Most people don't wash them for 6 months or so, so that they can take on their own identity and wear patterns based on how you wear them.

    Yeah after a while you will have to wash them becuase I am sure they will smell like high holy hell, but you should prolong it as long as possible with as many wears as possible.
     
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    you know who's impressed by raw denim fades? people on the internet you'll never meet IRL

    sig material for sure
     

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