How often do you wash your office pants?

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  1. seesee

    seesee Well-Known Member

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    I was told I should wear my pants a times before washing.

    I am wondering how many times you wear your pants before washing.
     
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    Once for cotton - as many as 3-4 for wool pretty easily.
     
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    I can't remember the last time I washed my pants.[​IMG] But I'm one of those that wears my dress shirts twice before laundering.
     
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    It depends upon the season. For a full day's wear of cotton in the summer twice is my limit, but when it's cooler I'll occasionally go three times. As someone said above, I wash cotton more often than wool. For wool add at least one wear, if not two, to the numbers I gave for cotton.
     
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    I normally wear jeans to work and I rotate between 2 pairs, so about once or twice per month.

    I occasionally wear dress pants to work but they are all "dry clean" only, so technically I never "wash" them.
     
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    I occasionally wear dress pants to work but they are all "dry clean" only, so technically I never "wash" them.

    For those that do wear dress pants/suit trousers to work daily (even when rotating a few), does that mean you dry clean them once a month? Assuming 5 trousers, once a week, with 4-5 wears. Or do some of you just handwash the "dry clean only" pants?
     
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    Depends on whether you wear underwear or not [​IMG]
     
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    Depends on whether you wear underwear or not [​IMG]

    And one's intake of gaseous foods I would imagine as well.. [​IMG]
     
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    Depends on whether you wear underwear or not [​IMG]

    That's also one of the reasons why I never buy 2nd hand pants.
     
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    I guess it depends, I have some pants that I wash every time I wear them as they tend to loosen up. I have some that I have never washed. I don't sweat at work, but if I have to go into the heat, I have to wash my pants.
     
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    Unless there is an anomaly (stain, particularly long walk on a hot day, etc.), I wear my wool pants 2 days in the same week (I travel 4 days, bring 2 pair), one week per month. I then air them out, and have them dry-cleaned quarterly (give or take).

    I also own a wirlpool fabric freshener which I use occasionally if I went someplace smoky, or want to get out some wrinkles from travel w/out pressing.

    I VERY rarely wash my denim. Again, natural fabric benefits much from plain old fresh air, unless you are greasy or spill stuff on it.
     
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    I have about 15 pairs of pants in rotation. So I wear one every half-month. And after a month I have all of them dry clean.
     
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    I don't think it's good for your pants to dry clean so frequently... so many chemicals.
     
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    I don't think it's good for your pants to dry clean so frequently... so many chemicals.

    once a month is not that frequent right?
     

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