Do you wash newly purchased/unworn clothes prior to wearing them? What about vacuum-sealed pillow cases and bedsheets?

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    Mar 30, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    ...with the exclusion of the "For Dry Cleaning Only" for the former, of course.
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    Mar 30, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    yes, cuz they are usually creased by the packaging, plus there may be processing chemicals on them....and they usually smell "too new" to wear out.
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    Mar 30, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    Caslon9000 saidyes, cuz they are usually creased by the packaging, plus there may be processing chemicals on them....and they usually smell "too new" to wear out.

    Same here. I wash clothes, because they will just plain fit different than unwashed, and as Caslon said, smell funny. And I wash sheets to soften them, since they are usually packaged with heavy starch and other chemicals.

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    Mar 30, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    ZiMsTeR said...with the exclusion of the "For Dry Cleaning Only" for the former, of course.



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    Mar 30, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    Yes because I know what those rolls of fabric endure before being made into whatever.
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    Mar 30, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    If it's just a t-shirt...no, but I'll usually wash everything else.
  • Webster666

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    Mar 30, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    New clothes always have a strong chemical smell.
    So, yes, I wash new clothes before wearing them.
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    Mar 30, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    always wash it before wearing it, i don't like those "new clothes smell" lol, cant stand it
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    Mar 30, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    deinitely
    i wash everything beforhand
  • Timbales

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    Mar 30, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
    I always wash clothing before wearing it, and bedding and towels before using them.
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    Mar 31, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    Yes, new does not mean clean.
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    Mar 31, 2009 12:17 AM GMT
    Yes, cause of all the wrinkles, leftover manufacturing particles from processing, and the smell of plastic, cardboard and truck bed left on the materials. That, and I'm a fan of breaking in my gear really good before I wear it, unless it's a last minute purchase.
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    Mar 31, 2009 12:20 AM GMT
    Absolutely ... I always wash to get rid of the "new clothes smell".

    And my ex always made fun of me for this. I'm glad to see he was WRONG yet again icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 31, 2009 12:20 AM GMT
    I definitely wash before I use any of that. You never know who with what kind of condition tried on the clothes before you are what they touched. Washing them at least gets rid of the germs that may be on it.

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    Mar 31, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    I know you're supposed to, but I rarely do lol. I'm usually too excited to wear it so I don't wanna wait.
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    Mar 31, 2009 12:24 AM GMT
    No question, you should wash those clothes. Many of the synthetic dies they use are harmful to your skin, so wash!
  • EricLA

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    Mar 31, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    Almost without exception. Especially since I need to have pants altered, so I need to wash them first to make sure they did the shrink thing, so they can be shortened appropriately. Otherwise I end up floods.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 31, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    Even socks? They're about the only thing I don't wash before giving them a try. Everything else needs to be ironed before it looks good on perfect me!
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 31, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
    Of course! You don't know who and how many people tried on the article of clothing you just bought.

    Washing new sheets makes them nice and soft.

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    Mar 31, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Yes. I always wash everything before I wear it out. I do the same thing with sheets and towels too.
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    Mar 31, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    ZiMsTeR said...with the exclusion of the "For Dry Cleaning Only" for the former, of course.
    always wash before wearing. and only wear clothes once before i wash them again.
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    Mar 31, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    Hrmph, you guys are freaks. The only thing i bother to wash before wearing is underwear. *shrug*
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    Mar 31, 2009 2:16 AM GMT
    I don't wash many things before I wear them.

    The law requires clothes that need to be washed before they're worn to have a label that says so. That's good enough for me.

    Buying fake brand name clothes in China and Malaysia - those clothes stink of formaldehyde and I would never wear them without washing them first.
  • RITS

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    Mar 31, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    I get a thrill out of wearing mine once before washing. Then after I wash the item once it just does not feel new anymore icon_twisted.gif
  • AZ_Dude7

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    Mar 31, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    I usually wash things... but....

    Well, luckily there is a Wal-Mart across from the gym. I go there in the morning on the way to work. Almost everyone has made a quick stop over there at least once for something... socks, belt or... Then it is buy and wear and off to work.