@chienfou@Ziggie Yeah. And the water sublimates. I had that problem in NW Ontario. I learned the hard way you do NOT hit your frozen jeans against a tree to get ice off them. Let’s just say you then had shorts.
Of course as a kid I also learned that the hard way walking home from Saturday morning swimming lessons 3/4 a mile in the snow belt. My hair would freeze. I’d break off hair icicles. My mother was not pleased.
Went to Chicago in the dead of winter one time in the early 80’s. Hotel had an indoor/outdoor pool that was separated by a vertical glass wall across the surface of the water. You could swim out under the bottom edge and be outside. Hair froze in short order!
It drepends on what I was doing that day. Sweaty work? They get washed. Dirt-attracting stuff? Into the Maytag. Cruising YouTube for the secret to making short work of my next bid for world domination? They can go another day.
Jeans are way too restrictive of free movement. I switched to some canvas work pants that a local farm and ranch store sells. They are very comfortable and have some stretch. Plus, if you wear a dress shirt and nice shoes they can pass as slacks. Best of all they go on sale for $25 pretty often.
@brennyn@Star2236 Real denim can go a long time between washes if you aren’t doing things that are really filthy.
But “stretch denim” and other variants that aren’t 100% cotton can start to stink very quickly.
@Kidsandliz@Salanth actually I think it’s the opposite. they were originally made for cowboys in France (yes there is such a thing) and the concept brought to the US for miners, loggers, and railroad workers. I would assume that on rare occasions they might have washed their undergarments. The Jeans, much less.
If you don’t believe me about the French cowboys, look up fabric de Nimes, a city in South France. hence the term « denim »
@chienfou@zinimusprime When you live where it’s warm enough, you put butter in the fridge or it gets nasty before you use it up. Most of the US is warmer than Europe. A/C can make it practical to leave the butter out if you run the temp low enough.
@chienfou@Kyeh@zinimusprime We have chickens. We keep the eggs in the garage during the cooler months and in the pantry (in air conditioned space) in the warmer months. They get washed when we use/sell/trade/gift a new dozen. The washed eggs in use are then kept in the refrigerator. Never had a problem.
They are made of cotton, so I use the same system as for whatever else I have made from cotton. And I launder them just like everything else made of cotton: cold water, mild soap, line dry or in the dryer set to lowest heat setting, or no heat. And they don’t wear out or fade any faster/slower than any of the other cotton things I have. Why the hype about jeans being “special”?
@rockblossom The hype about jeans mostly only applies to indigo-dyed raw denim. If you buy a pair and wear them a lot but don’t wash them too often they get cool fade patterns.
These are the fade patterns that a lot of “normal” fashion jeans try to fake. Those horizontal lines around the crotch on the jeans on offer today are an example of this.
@Limewater@rockblossom +1 on intense dislike for the practice of selling pre-damaged clothing at full or even inflated prices, and treating it as a “feature”. Worse, the damage often utterly fails to accurately mimic the kind of in-use wear patterns that would have been likely to develop. Even more ludicrous, however, is the current (or recent?) fad for making denim skirts with a front seam that’s contrived to look like what would be obtained by piecing together the wreckage of a pair of jeans whose inseams had been completely ripped open. That, and unhemmed shorts and skirts with a ragged, fraying edge.