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Old 25-02-2009, 11:52 AM
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Default Smelly jeans!

I always find it hard finding jeans that are a good fit, but I found a really nice pair in Primark recently for 6. The trouble is, they really stink, and I can't get rid of the smell! I've washed them loads of times, and it's still there, and it's gotten to the point where I'm too self concious to wear them out!
Has anyone got any ideas?
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Old 25-02-2009, 11:58 AM
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do you use biological powder or non-bio? if the latter it might be worth trying a bio soak
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Old 25-02-2009, 12:14 PM
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Normally non bio, but my partner uses bio, and I also threw them in with his jeans on a hot wash.
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Old 25-02-2009, 3:17 PM
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Just curious, what do they smell of? Also did you happen to notice if the rest of the jeans in the shop smelt the same?
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Just curious, what do they smell of? Also did you happen to notice if the rest of the jeans in the shop smelt the same?

Yes, all of the black and dark blue ones smell the same.
The best I can describe the smell is kind of burnt chemicals, i guess its the dye or something.It's not pleasant!
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Old 25-02-2009, 4:07 PM
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have you tried febreezing them?
do u use a nice smelling fabric conditioner?

or you could just wear them and douse yourself in body spray!
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its probably to do with the dye. We bought cloth that had a smell very like old pee and found out it was to do with the dye process as it had been done abroad. I soaked the cloth in the bath with warm water and lots of stardrops. It helped and by the second wash (after soaking a second time) the smell was gone.
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Old 25-02-2009, 4:16 PM
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Don't know if it would work, but bicarb is good at getting rid of smells, so I'm wondering if you could make up a solution of bicarb and water and soak the jeans in it.

Failing that, I think I'd take them back to Primark and complain.
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Old 25-02-2009, 4:19 PM
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I find cheap black jeans always smell funny, as has been said I think it's the dye they use. I've found in the past Asda and Primark black jeans have a strange smell.

So I buy blue jeans now
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Old 25-02-2009, 4:19 PM
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I had some black stretch jeans that smelt like burnt matches - is it that sort of smell? I never managed to get rid of it!
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Old 25-02-2009, 9:26 PM
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Weird that - I bought a pair of pyjamas from Primark. I dont mind value clothing but first time I'd bought in there. When I washed them they smelt funny and I thought I'd left them in the washing machine too long before drying it was that kind of damp too long smell. Rewashed several times now and always use fabric conditioner but they still stink so I think are destined for the bin. What do Primark clothes smell of ? :confused: wish I knew (actually probably glad I dont)
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Old 25-02-2009, 9:47 PM
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I can't help with the smell, but I buy my cheap jeans from New Look @ 10. (And they're lovely!) I've never got on with Primark stuff.

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I can't help with the smell, but I buy my cheap jeans from New Look @ 10. (And they're lovely!) .
Same here - and every now and again those 20% off vouchers do the rounds - I bought 4 pairs for 32 last time! they are really nice, comfy jeans too! (have a black pair from there and they do not smell!! woohoo!)
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Old 26-02-2009, 7:04 PM
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Matalan do fantastic jeans, all styles, colours, leg lengths etc, I got 2 pairs for 15 a while back.

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Old 26-02-2009, 7:16 PM
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Speaking of Matalan, I remember years ago you had to become a member to buy things in there. Has that changed?
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