You posted this question about five minutes before I was going to! I've had this discussion with friends and family and everyone seems to have a different idea on what they do. Because I used to work in retail many years ago, I have seen people do some disgusting things when trying on clothing to see if they want to buy it or not. For hygiene reasons, and not only because what can happen in the retail store with customers -- but think about where the product is manufactured. You don't know whether the people who were in charge of sewing up your clothing had picked their nose, or washed their hands after going to the rest room. What diseases did they have and what germs did they put on your clothing. UGH! For me, I ALWAYS launder my new clothing before wearing. It's just something that takes about five minutes and can save you from getting sick.