How to control the smell from not washing your Dry Nudies...

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  1. BoneyM New Member

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    Bought my first Nudies selvage one month ago and have been wearing them every day since. Love breaking them in, and the fact that they start to smell of me...nice J
    They are forming and adjusting to my body, and after a days wear I hang them on a hanger.
    I hope that I don’t have to wash them for a very long time, would just hate to have them smelling of detergent and stop the bond that I am creating to what I’m feeling in my second skin.
    Would definitely try the freezer before a soak or wash.
     
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    dont do anything energetic in them, wear clean pants,daily, and try not to wear them in shitty weather....and yes the freezer works!
     
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    Sometimes it's really tempting to wash those jeans. Mine has beer, puke, blood, dirt, mud and whatever you can think of in it. The smell is...

    I just throw them in the freezer every night. That should do the trick, at least it does for me :)
     
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    I think you've misunderstood something...this is just disgusting.
     
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    Ha ha, I think I agree with blosom and dr.house - clean underwear every day, and normal every day living will hopefully make it possible to avoid washing for at least another few months. Should they start to smell and the feezer trick not work for me, then I´ll try a warm soak. So far no problem, only pure enjoyment :)
     
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    It's been said a thousand times before- why are you waiting such a long time? Soak 'em and they'll get more beautiful (AND clean!)...
     
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    OK, thanks dr.house. I´m new here so I must have missed that early soak post. I just like the stiff denim feel, and actually like them more and more for each day (so far without wash or soak). Glad to know that they´ll remain beautiful after a soak.
     
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    I put my dry Sj's in the freezer a while ago but my freezer is filled with frozen muffins(my mom bakes) so they smelled like muffins. lately I have resorted to spraying them with febreeze or deodorant
     
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    I have had hank(aj's) for about 3 weeks now and they've always had this peculiar smell, not a bad one but just the smell of the jeans. Its super hot here so i sweat a ton in them, which cant be good. I fear they might start to smell intensely.

    anywhozl

    From what ive gathered after reading this whole thread,
    the best solutions in order from less to urgent care

    1. hang them outside
    2. put them in the freezer
    3. spray them with febreeze
    4. turn them inside out, douse with baking soda roll up and put in freezer

    absolute last
    5. Dry clean them, (drycleaning is very harsh on them, it involves a lot of stress on the jeans)
     
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    hey mate,

    thats right so far. Airin them out every night and puttin them into the freezer every weekend for at least 24 h works very fine for me. Try it.
     
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    How is dry cleaning very harsh on the denim? I thought dry cleaning was supposed to be more gentle than machine washing?
     
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    Been wearing my Average Joe Dry Dirt Organics for a month now and I don't like the way they smell. I've read a lot about how freezing your jeans will stop the smell because it kills the bacteria. But if I remember correctly, freezing just slows the bacteria down into a dormant state and doesn't kill them. So, as soon as you put your jeans back on and warm up, you're back to square one.

    So I've just turned mine inside out and sprayed them with Dettol disinfectant (the kills 99.99% of all bacteria stuff) and hung them out my window which I shall leave overnight. I'm hoping the Dettol will kill off any smelly bacteria and the outside air will get rid of the artificial "Mountain Air" scent. Of course, I tested in an inconspicuous area beforehand just to make sure.

    Will post first thing tomorrow and let you know the results! (Can you tell I miss doing experiments at uni?)
     
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    Well, it seems to have worked. To an extent. They are certainly fresher and curiously, feel nicer to wear. But there's still an unpleasant smell about them. I'll leave it another month and try something else.
     
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    mountain air not that nice then?
     
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    why did you not wash your pre-washed jeans? or are you treating them like dry denim?
     
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    ^aj DRY dirt organic.
     
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    because they put it in a tumble washer... funny hey? the only difference is they use a silicon solution instead of water.

    I think it might be the same smell as me... I did the exact same thing. its just the smell of the jeans, you'll get used to it.
     
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    I think the smell I'd like to get rid of is just the smell of the jeans themselves. Whether it's the organic die or cotton (or something else) I'm not sure. But, I've survived for 1 month with it, so I'm sure I'll be fine for another 5 (at least).
     
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    If your that worried about the smell just use an extra spray of colqoun
     
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    shower. and hang your jeans instead of shoving them in the closet.

    ive also put them infront of a fan overnight, or outside when its cool and windy, freezer (all the classics). i was kinda worried about febreeze, but if u turn them inside out and dont overdose it, it works great
     

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