Sleeping in them

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    So I am reading that wearing dry denim for 6 months before a washing it produces a good fade. But, can I just sleep in them for that period and acheive a similar result? I don't really want to smell bad for 6 months for one pair of jeans. I'm trying it right now, if anyone else had done this let me know how it turned out.
     
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    Wouldn't advice you just to sleep in them. The deal with getting a nice result out of your jeans is that it should reflect your everyday life. Of course, a big part of your life is indeed spent sleeping but I assume that's not the look you're after.

    The smell is controlable, air frequently and use some air fresher and it shouldn't be all bad.

    6 months, btw, is a guideline. You can use them more or less if you want too.

    Btw, most people acctually sweat more in their sleep (or easier at least), so the jeans might smell very bad if that's all you do with them...
     
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    What do you mean by that? :wink:
     
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    I totally sleep in my slim jim's. I work at a job where I can't wear my Nudies. Unfortunatly a great deal of my time is spent there so I sleep in them to squeeze out any extra hours I can be in them to get a proper fit. I don't sweat accessivly in them at night either. Not as much as when I am dancing in them that is for sure.
     
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    I think sleeping in them, totally aside from the breaking-in process, is an act of obvious intimacy and thus something for the genuine jeans lover. I've slept in all my favourite jeans. 8)
     
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    Sleeping in them might be a god idea of you don't get to wear them at work, but if you can the you can feel alright taking them off for the night!
     
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    sleeping in them is not comparable to living in them, in daylight i mean.
    living(not sleeping) gives the most wicked fading and it realy doesn't have to result in a bad smell. i air my jeans every night and never had trouble with bad smells. you can also, ofcourse, buy urself two pairs of dry jeans and switch :wink:
     
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    I sleep in al of my Nudies..not only because of the fading etc. butt also because i like it to sleep in my Nudies..they fit so comfartable..I love it sleeping in my Nudies... :D :p :)
     
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    it's too hot for me i'm affraid.
     
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    I don't think sleeping in them really will help wear them in very well, but sleeping in dungarees is just what adults when they don't need to take their pants off at night.
     
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    i did it with my olas every night almost, i dunno how much wear it really created but you do move around a fair bit in your sleep, it stretchd the crap out of them, but i think thats mainly cos i sleep in a curled ball.

    oh yeah another thing to look out for is that the gunk in your cuffs will get in your bed, so bear that in mind.
     
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    hahahaha
     
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    just clean your cuffs before going to bed :D
     
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    love sleeping in mine as I also sleep in a fetal position as well, so it tends to wear in my knees and thighs.
     
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    I sleep in my levis and denim jacket.

    But its not for breaking them in is because I could not wear them out and about because I would be arrested for indeasent exposeure.

    Great way to wear your levi rags.And the sensation is so hot.
     
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    I've been sleeping in my Atelier Ladurance 'Prescott' darktones for 2 years now... During the summer I wear them to work as I sleep in shorts...
    When it was very cold this winter, I slept in my IH Busters... 21 oz'll keep ya warm...

    Mind you: this is not to break them in or anything, but I have yet to find anything softer and more comfortable than my well worn in darktones...
     
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    I often sleep in my Diesel Jefonfire as

    1.Theyre stretch, so very comfy
    2.Maximum jeans wearage
    3. Only pair I own that doesn't pick up cat fur, and I share my bed with 2 Siamese cats!!!

    I also sleep in old shirts until they're too sad and worn

    IG
     
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    Tonight I'm so shattered I'll definitely be sleeping in my jeans!!!

    IG
     
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    Looks like nobody else is writing about this - I checked the thread so as I'm really tired so can't be bothered , so unless I get too hot I'll be sleeping in

    Jeans, shirt, jumper

    Sometimes I even sleep better in my clothes / what a waste of money on pjs!!!

    IG
     
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    I don't want to make it a big thing, but I suffer from severe CFS/ME and osteoporosis and other serious conditions which is also why I suffer sleep reversal and drop off during the day and am awake most of the night which is also why I'm often dressed during the night.

    Then if I'm shattered in the morning I can just get up for breakfast and go and rest again.
    Just had a bath to see if that helps and put on:

    2 very thin white undershirts
    Anna Matuozzo blue end on end shirt
    Glenmuir Dark Navy merino jumper
    (because the heating goes off at night)
    Retired pair of jeans with holes that I couldn't bear to throw away until the holes spread all over
    Pringle socks

    I'll keep all this on tomorrow so won't need to post in WAYWT!!!
     

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