Been wearing shitty 501's for a month. I think I stretched the knees and ass out too much from crouching while wet after the first shrink/soak. Can I resoak them inside-out and retain the darkness, retain most of the initiated wrinking, and re-slim up the knees/ass a little bit or will I lose all the "progress" I've gained from wearing a month hard? Anytime you soak and dry the jeans you're gonna lose the creasing that has started, but it will come back pretty quickly, especially if you wear them when they're just a bit damp. Cold soak them inside out with no soap for just long enough to get them wet and you shouldn't lose much indigo at all. If you hang dry them inside out you might even be able to take a blow dryer to the areas that you felt were too stretched out.