I’m loving this witty post by GQ’s Andrew Richdale about college student Josh Le. While you may have read about Le’s 15 month raw denim adventure here already, this write up is worth sharing. I’m especially fond of the point about bacteria build up, or lack thereof, in unwashed raw denim.
“Hey, You Can Stop Washing Your Jeans Now”
Good news for all you filthy purist bastards out there who’ve gone six months or a year or longer without washing your precious selvage (this writer included, more because hey, gotta save quarters!): Turns out your britches might not be that dirty. ABC News caught up with Canadian student Josh Le, who wore his 15 months straight and compared them to the bacteria levels of another pair that were worn 13 days. Guess what? The schmutz count was about the same. Even though this study was conducted by one student, from Alberta, the lazy college freshman in me just put off laundry another few days. He’ll take it where he can get it.
— Andrew Richdale
Ed note: Thanks for the heads up Sarah!