Originally Posted by Distorbiant
You still haven't proved why we should soak sanforized jeans. New jeans are sweat and muck free.
Unless you meant 'wash' by 'soak.'
Alright noob. Let me know how that all works out for you.
Sometimes its not even worth arguing with those who fail to grasp basic logic and attempt to attack the fringes of an argument, but just to clarify:
Jeans straight out of the factory are loaded with solvents, starches, etc. which make the denim rigid (fascinating, no?). These chemicals are by nature corrosive to fabric in general. There's a reason starch has a mixed reputation, or that even dry cleaning is questioned in caring for fine garments; they're reapplying these similar chemicals in even greater amounts to compensate for the "muck" your body leaves on your clothes.
But that's leaving the main point. YOU DIRTY YOUR CLOTHES. To not clean them subsequent to wearing them (let alone upon purchase as addressed above^) is foolhardy and will limit the life of your garment (ie, jeans, shirts, anything in case you couldn't put that together).
Heaven forbid we think outside of fashion groupthink and grasp a bit of reality in our sartorial lives.