Tommy Hilfiger Ends the Denim Debate NEVER WASH YOUR JEANS

10/14/2013 10:53 AM PDT

Fashion legend Tommy Hilfiger has just single-handedly ended the debate that has plagued America since the beginning of time -- how many times should you really wash your jeans? -- and his answer might kick up a stink.

Hilfiger was out in L.A. last night when we asked if it's okay not to wash your jeans all the time ... and Tommy says he NEVER washes his. Ever.

You should watch the video to hear Tommy's justification -- it kinda makes sense -- but part of us is also a little grossed out.

So we gotta ask ...