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The Burning Question: How often should you wash jeans?

Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Image: Eric Risberg

WE KNOW HOW you feel.

It’s the middle of the week, you want to get out of the office but there’s a couple of hours still to get through. And then there’s Thursday and Friday to deal with.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: Jeans. We all have them, we all wear them. But there’s a difference in how often we clean them, apparently. Some say after every wear, some say every month. What do you think?

How often should you wash jeans?

Poll Results:

After 2-5 wears (7172)
After more than 5 wears (3273)
Only if they're filthy (2010)
After more than 10 wears (1684)
After every wear (756)
I only wear shorts (81)

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