Brian, LA Guy, do you just air 'em out on the washing line, or do you *gasp* have them dry-cleaned? Seems like... cheating.
I can't do the 6 months thing. 10 wearings (bear in mind that I wear my jeans *hard*, I mean, my 1 year Paper Denims look like 10 year paper denims after just one year) is the most I've gotten to. Then, I'll soak the jeans in a vinegar solution (to preserve the dye). and handwash them (very little, very mild, detergent). Works fine for me. They don't look exactly like the advertised version, but whatever. As for the new standard APCs, Tina at Stel's and the APC people all tell me that the cut is about the same, with a slightly more straight (as opposed to slightly tapered) leg, like a peg leg, and about 1 inch lower rise. Haven't yet seen them in person, but this is great news, IMO.
Hmm.. that kind of bums me out to hear this like two months after I bought a pair of the Unisex jeans. I would have liked the rise to be a little lower and the leg a little less tapered if I could have had it (but I am very happy with them, nonetheless). They "New Standard" jeans must have been around from some sort of sample sale, because I am absolutely positive I saw them on eBay a couple months ago, and i was considering purchasing them.