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Anderson Cooper Washes His Pants Twice A Year

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Or, ok, a few times a year. Anderson Cooper washes his pants – his jeans, specifically – a few times a year. And I know, that sounds a little gross, but really it’s adorable.

From Us Weekly:

Anderson Cooper takes extreme measures to ensure his jeans look pristine.

While speaking to fashion consultant Stacy London on Anderson Live Dec. 6, the 45-year-old TV host admitted his wardrobe doesn’t have much variety. “In my real life, I wear a T-shirt, gray or white, and the same pair of jeans,” Cooper said. “Literally, the same pair of jeans every day.”

He added, “They have these jeans you don’t have to wash now — or so they say. It’s true!”

London, 43, seemed skeptical. “I went to this store APC which has really nice stuff,” Cooper explained. “And you buy these things and the person said to me, ‘Don’t wash them for a long time.’ They mean like six months, I think.”

The What Not to Wear co-host argued that “six months is probably a little long” between washes, but to maintain “the integrity of your denim, you should wash it in cold water — no soap — and air dry it.”

Cooper admitted he’s washed his jeans “maybe twice in six months.”

“The times I’ve done it, I’ve worn them and walked into my shower with them and put some soap on them and then air dried them,” he continued. “Isn’t that how you are supposed to do it?”

When London advised him not to use soap, Cooper seemed confused. “That’s not really washing them off, so why even bother?”

Oh, Anderson Cooper. What a special, special man, and always a pleasure.

Has anyone else heard about jeans that you’re not supposed to wash that often though? Because I need to hop on that train. I definitely don’t wash my jeans* after every wear, and I probably stretch them out a little longer than I should between washing, but if I was given specific instruction not to wash my jeans, then I’d basically be in heaven.

*Hot tip for ladies who have hard time finding jeans: jeggings! No, no, I know, but listen. Find jeggings that lean more toward jeans, ones that are thicker and have pockets and buttons and zippers and all, and size up. I have jeggings that are about four sizes bigger than I usually wear in jeans, and they’re not skintight, and they actually look like jeans. And so comfortable! You’re welcome!

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  • I bought a pair of jeggings from Target and they are the greatest thing ever. They’re super comfortable and they look and feel like real jeans and I wear them every day because I cannot go back to my old jeans.

    • Yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever go back. I always look in my closet at my real jeans, and I just can’t do it anymore.

  • All the hipsters with their raw/selvage denim do this, it’s been a thing for a while–don’t wash them for like a year.

    As for comfortable, pretty jeans that fit like a glove, I can’t recommend AG (Adriano Goldschmied) stevie jeans enough. They have like 40% tencel so they feel as soft as jeggings/I imagine pyjama jeans would, smooth over cellulite and make it invisible/less noticeable. They’re cut with small waists but lots of butt/thigh room. They even seem to lift your butt up high, as if invisible hands are holding up your bum. Honestly, they’re the best jeans I’ve ever owned. They’re magic. $$ but worth the money.

    Phew, I’m surprised all of that came out.