Cheers. Yeah, I know I'm overthinking it, but I'm kinda interested in the art/science part of the process and I'm willing to give the "long way" a try. Why warm water, not cold? Do you soak them submerged as well or simply agitate for 5 mins or so?
I think I'll try wearing them when damp to see if the fits any better. My wife will think I'm a geek, but so be it
Good luck with your wash, I just use Woolite and a wool programme on my mom's top of the range washing machine.
Let us know how you got on..
What jeans are you washing/soaking???