Once I got over the “ick” factor of the suggestion that blue jeans can go a year without washing, I gave a little thought to the idea of what steps it would take to keep a dark item looking as close to new for as long as possible. To be fair, why wouldn’t he want his jeans to look like new? At the point of sale, a garment usually has a finish on it that helps it feel crisp and new, and this finish usually washes off, so I can see why someone would want to put off that first wash cycle as long as possible. But clothing does get dirty, and you really do decrease your chances of getting something clean if you put off washing it. So here are some suggestions:
These are great tips for preserving color. I really like being able to wear my favorite dark items as often as I like and wherever I like, knowing that good laundry practices will keep them wearable longer!