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RRDS washing question


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Sep 30, 2006
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I washed my RRDS today for the first time. I had worn them 4-5 days per week for two months. I wanted to wear them longer, but the smell was starting to get to me -- especially considering that I like to wear them to my office job. My question is...now that they have been washed, is there any reason to try to go another two months without washing them, or will it not make much of a difference now that they have had that first wash. I am sensitive to any smells at work, so if there is no benefit to maximizing the time between washes now, I will just wash them like I would normal jeans (once every 4-6 wears). Thanks!


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Mar 9, 2006
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It depends on what you're going for. If you're trying to get as high-contrast a fade as possible, then waiting as long as you can inbetween washes is a good idea, and that doesn't change after you've washed them once. In fact, my RRDS seem to be fading a bit faster after their first wash.

In any case, I say if they smell, wash 'em, and don't worry about the calendar. The jeans will still look awesome and continue to get better over time.

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