that said, i machine washed mine cold when new, before getting them hemmed, and have not washed them since (!). that's ~16 months of wear, but hard to say how often? Probably on average 2/week over that time? they look great considering, and it's time for a hand wash I think. people should for sure not expect the same sort of fading as with denim, for obvious reasons, but the fabric really shows wear nicely, with contrast-y vertical failing.
im in if i can find a pair. yo sam. do you have a pair in my size? if not, can you get me a pair. thank you sammy!