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After 15 Months without washing, Nudie pants show ‘normal’ bacteria levels

A couple months ago, there was a pretty interesting article published in the Edmonton Journal (home town, yea!) to shut up all those haters who think that people “over wear” raw denim and how it’s “gross” for wearing them with no, or very minimal, washing for a long period of time.

This guy, Josh, bought his Nudies back in Sept 2009 and wore them nearly everyday for 15 months.  After doing a bacteria swab test in Dec 2010, they found bacteria levels to be “normal” and almost identical after washing, wearing 13 times, then re-testing.  Not really too sure what “normal” bacteria levels mean, but regardless it’s a definite win for raw denim.

One humerous part of the article is how they subtly address a common problem amongst men:

“The bacteria counts were highest around the crotch, but McQueen found no E. coli or other kind of bacteria from fecal matter. “I did expect to find something but I was pleasantly surprised not to find something like that.”

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