Some articles of clothing obviously need a good wash after one use

Most of us love a good pair of jeans, but we can never seem to agree as to how often you should—or shouldn't—wash them

But on a few levels it makes sense to at least spread out your denim washes: It's better for the environment, keeps jeans looking newer longer

Denim is a thick fabric (unlike your average T-shirt) so you can get away with more wears between washes

In between wears, remove odors and add a clean laundry scent to jeans with a fabric freshener like The Laundress Fabric Fresh

People make the mistake of washing their jeans far too frequently. The less you wash them the better, especially denim with any elastane

Whatever you do, don't wash jeans in hot water, and never, ever put them in the dryer—especially your stretchy favorites

As for blended denim jeans—generally mixed with Spandex, Lycra, or poly-cotton fibers—I recommend washing them as soon as they start to lose their shape