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How long can your clothes go between washing? In these eco-friendly (and economically tough) times, you don't want to use all that water and electricity on something that's still relatively clean. Besides, doing laundry is such a bitch. See below for our suggestions on how many times you can wear an item before washing—with a few necessary caveats.
This is dependent on wearing an undershirt underneath and you don't mind a slightly wrinkled back and elbows.
Maybe two or even three, if it's an old favorite you change into at night or on the weekends.
Denim nerds argue to never wash them. But you'll know it's time when they get baggy at the knee or in the butt—or if you get something on them.
Underwear & Socks
Even if it means washing them in the hotel sink when your luggage is lost.
The finer the knit, the more likely you'll have to wash it more frequently. Chunkier knits can withstand more wearings.
Blazers, Suits, Coats
This does require some maintenance, such as removing lint with a roller, airing them out after a wearing and steaming out any wrinkles.
Retain the color in jeans by turning them inside out for their first few times in the washing machine. Or wash by hand with cold water in the sink or bathtub.