Your post demonstrates how new you are at this.
Yes. Take an entire afternoon to sit in a bathtub with your pants on, then stand motionless until they're dry so they don't stretch out afterwards.
Been there, done that. Not worth it. Buy one wash - one and done.
New to this? What is it exactly about my post that demonstrates a lack of knowledge exactly? You could also go back in the archives of this thread and you may see a familiar username year or way more than that now, answering every single persons questions posted here., until I just got bored with it and over it. And reread what I wrote about the soaking again, I think you may have ttaken it a little too literally, I wasn't seriously suggesting he do that, that would be ridiculous and pointless. I have probably 15 years or so dealing with premium raw denim under my belt, know it inside and out, so new to this? No, not in the slightest. Why would anyone buy the once washed version? Never in all my years have I ever even considered doing this. I want to be in full control of how my denim is treated and soaked, it's part of the entire point of buying raw, a completely unique jean to yourself. Just seems like your afraid of the first step so instead you have someone else do it for you. I prefer my initial soak without any agitation, I also have an initial soak method that I use to be sure to get all the shrinkage out, I like to be in control of my jeans. Your uncomfortable with the initial soak? fine have someone else do it for you. I'll handle mine on my own. And it's definitely worth knowing the treatment your denim got before you purchased them, especially since they are a long term investment of your time. Your post says that you don't get the point and choose to skip steps out of convenience. Who even offers one wash besides blue in green? All my times in self edge, not once have I seen a one wash pair of jeans. You do it yourself, its part of the process.