Freezing jeans?

It’s one way to save water, but it doesn’t do anything to remove the soil that adds a “worn” smell to your favorite denims. There’s been some publicity for this new home remedy, see The cold may kill a few of the bacteria living inside the pants, but won’t do a thing to remove the patina on the outside. We recommend gentle washing in cold water and air-drying, at least once a season. Or if you want to preserve the just-bought selvedge look, professional dry cleaning freshens without risk of shrinkage or fading.