We recommend to wear jeans for at least 30 times to set in creases and get the best fade results. If jeans feel damp, it’s definitely time wash. When you are ready turn your jeans inside out and hand wash cold in your bathroom sink with a mild detergent. Agitate in the water and when it turns brown release water and repeat. Then rinse in cold water and squeeze out until all the soap bubbles have disappeared. Squeeze out excess water and hang drip dry on your shower caddy. Straighten legs so there will be less twist when dry. When they dry they will be crispy from the release of the starch in the fabric and will feel tight initially but will stretch out much quicker then when raw and become soft again in a day or two of wear.
We don’t recommend presoaking your jeans as all of our denims are sanforized. The starch in raw denim creates rigid creases, which help to create higher contrast fading. Please review the care label in your garment before washing.