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OK to sleep in denim?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by corbu, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. corbu

    corbu Senior member

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    I just bought a pair of 501XX to just try out the dry denim thing (that, and I'm a broke college student [​IMG] ). So far, I've got them feeling pretty soft (or I've just adjusted) and creases are definately starting to form and weather.

    However, I dont get to wear them enough (I work in an office that does not allow jeans). Would wearing them at night cause any problems? I want to speed up the wearing as fast as I can. Dark, uniform colored jeans just arent my thing.
     
  2. Ahaz

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    It won't cause any problems, except being uncomfortable and maybe lightly staining your sheets. Do you bike or skate? I suck ass at skating, but I go out there to get some exercise and wear on my jeans. A couple of people have been talking about jogging in their jeans, but I don't have the balls to face the weird looks that would get.

    Shadow boxing, especially if you throw in some knees, is decent too. Or you could do 100 hindu or unweighted squats every night/morning.
     
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    I'd imagine you could end up with a lot of unnatural creasing if u slept in your jeans all the time, no?
     
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    I sleep in my RRDS all the time (actually, pass out in them). It may cause unnatural wear as my right thigh has a lot more fading then my left, oh well.
     
  5. StevenRocks

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    You can sleep in denim, I guess, but it's not terribly comfortable.
     
  6. whoopee

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    I remember reading a post on superfuture about someone sleeping in their (tight, I believe) jeans, which somehow twisted one of his testicles so that it swelled up. Presumably, some sort of medical attention was necessary. I cannot attest to the veracity of this story, but it has made me think twice about it. I've tried it because sometimes I was too exhausted to take them off; my legs always overheated, and the fading doesn't develop the same way as with normal wear.
     
  7. Arethusa

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    I'd imagine you could end up with a lot of unnatural creasing if u slept in your jeans all the time, no?
    How's it unnatural? Anyway, speaking as someone who's done it more than a few times in the last month, it sucks, but like any clothes, no one's going to stop you. It does help get creases set, but I'd be surprised if it actually caused any substantial wear.
    I remember reading a post on superfuture about someone sleeping in their (tight, I believe) jeans, which somehow twisted one of his testicles so that it swelled up. Presumably, some sort of medical attention was necessary. I cannot attest to the veracity of this story, but it has made me think twice about it. I've tried it because sometimes I was too exhausted to take them off; my legs always overheated, and the fading doesn't develop the same way as with normal wear.
    I think the moral of the story here is not to wear jeans tight enough to emperil your testicles. Sleeping in jeans will never be comfortable as long as they are jeans, but it's not like you can't do it.
     
  8. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    I recommend patience rather than putting your nuts at risk.
     
  9. kronik

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    Non-distressed nuts > distressed denim.
     
  10. Babar

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    I just bought a pair of 501XX to just try out the dry denim thing (that, and I'm a broke college student [​IMG] ). So far, I've got them feeling pretty soft (or I've just adjusted) and creases are definately starting to form and weather. However, I dont get to wear them enough (I work in an office that does not allow jeans). Would wearing them at night cause any problems? I want to speed up the wearing as fast as I can. Dark, uniform colored jeans just arent my thing.
    Then I'd suggest just getting a different pair of jeans, or perhaps do some normal activity that speeds up the fading, like bicycling. To actually sleep with ones jeans on has got to be the most extreme case of fashion victim-ness I've heard in a long time.
     
  11. denimdestroyedmylife

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    I remember reading a post on superfuture about someone sleeping in their (tight, I believe) jeans, which somehow twisted one of his testicles so that it swelled up. Presumably, some sort of medical attention was necessary. I cannot attest to the veracity of this story, but it has made me think twice about it.
    hahaha! I posted that--------it happened to my friend whilst on tour. His jeans were tight, though. maybe you'd be okay if you wear your jeans loose, but the risk is rather not worth the reward.
     
  12. Arethusa

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    What risk could they're be if they're not tight? They're just pants. I don't recommend it because it sucks, but it's hardly dangerous.
     
  13. PunctualAlex

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    Then I'd suggest just getting a different pair of jeans, or perhaps do some normal activity that speeds up the fading, like bicycling.

    To actually sleep with ones jeans on has got to be the most extreme case of fashion victim-ness I've heard in a long time.


    Does biking really speed up the fading? I know your legs rub, but I only spend 10 minutes biking somewhere instead of a half-hour walking there... maybe if I had time for joyriding instead of just commuting...
    Sorry if this is a derail but I'd love more info on this bikes = fades thing...
     
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    hahaha! I posted that--------it happened to my friend whilst on tour. His jeans were tight, though. maybe you'd be okay if you wear your jeans loose, but the risk is rather not worth the reward.

    when your on tour, there are many reasons why your testicles might swell up. sleeping with jeans is usually the least likely of these reasons... [​IMG]
     
  16. mizanation

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    It won't cause any problems, except being uncomfortable and maybe lightly staining your sheets. Do you bike or skate? I suck ass at skating, but I go out there to get some exercise and wear on my jeans. A couple of people have been talking about jogging in their jeans, but I don't have the balls to face the weird looks that would get.

    Shadow boxing, especially if you throw in some knees, is decent too. Or you could do 100 hindu or unweighted squats every night/morning.


    sounds like you do mma. rolling with jeans on would be a good way to get wear. however, you'd have remove the hardware...
     
  17. cheapmutha

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    biking speeds up the wear. i took about a 20 mile bike ride the other day, and i had new whiskers after i was done.
     
  18. montecristo#4

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    It probably has to do with how deeply your knees are getting bent when you bike.

    Plus, you always have the opportunity of a good fall, which also speeds up distressing. [​IMG]

    I don't understand why sleeping in jeans would have a measureable impact on getting a good fade, unless you're a REALLY uneasy sleeper, tossing and turning all night. Just lying there in your denim doesn't distress it any faster than just leaving your denim lying on the floor.
     
  19. kapay

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    I would imagine you'd get unnatural creasing too. Plus most of the night we're in REM sleep meaning our bodies will be completely paralized from the neck down (and have engorged genitals for extra comfort). So whatever position we end up in you'll be in that position for quite some time. Then you cycle back through the stages of sleep (where you can move and hear things in your sleep) until you reach REM sleep again. I think it happens about 5 times during the night where you can't move so you don't get that much extra wear and what extra wear you do get will probably be in an awkward position (i know you all cuddle in fetal position holding on to a long body pillow).
     
  20. Kent Wang

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    I always sleep hugging my rifle, who I've named Darlene.
     

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