For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on Tumblr. Every Friday you can follow their progress here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). Happy week 8!
Renee (jeans above): My Jean Shop jeans are getting a little dirty. I’m torn–should I soak them? Or hold out for as long as I can? My jeans were sanforized (new term for me!), which means they were treated to prevent shrinkage. Some raw denim comesunsanforized, and will therefore shrink about 10% after their first wash or soak. I think I’ll try putting them in my tiny little freezer, like Gordon did last week. Wonder if that works? If you ever heard about the guy that wore his jeans for 15 months without washing them and then tested their bacteria levels (and found them to be surprisingly low), then know that he also froze his jeans. Here’s an in-depth article about why it works.
Gordon (jeans above): I’ve been battling over whether or not to starch my Nudies this week. My jeans are starting to get soft, especially in the knees, thighs and bum area. This is great for comfort, but I’d like for them to stay a bit stiffer to maintain the creases. I’m probably going to go without the starch. My only starch experience is starched button-ups from the cleaners, and I absolutely hate the way they feel.
Wanna see how we’ve been wearing our jeans? You can follow us everyday on our Tumblr. We’ll see you back here for week 9.
— Renee Sykes and Gordon Sims
Tags: dry jeans, Jean Shop, no washing, Nudie, raw denim