Just bought a pair of these http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do...scid=675329002
(authentic fit in dark rinse selvage). I really like the look and fit now, so I don't want them to expand, shrink, or (especially) fade.
I looked through the thread, but I can't tell exactly what to do. Should I follow what the tag says and wash them once in cold water before wearing? I do notice that some indigo off on my hand if I rub the denim for several seconds? Should I use mild soap, or none at all? Should I just wear them unwashed, and risk a little bit of blue staining?