Let’s start with that “never wash your jeans” thing. Look, if you don’t want to wash your jeans, that’s up to you to decide. They’re your jeans! But if that advice sounds a little off to you, well, that’s because it is. Here’s the thing: The never-wash people claim that laundering will break down the denim and cause the dye to fade, but what they leave out is that the buildup of dirt, skin, your natural body oils, and environmental grime will also cause the material to break down. Wear will also cause the dye to fade. So! If you prefer wearing clean pants, go ahead and wash your jeans secure in the knowledge that you’re not doing major damage to them. In fact, in many ways you’ll ensure they last longer. Read more at Esquire.