I have a pair of APC New Standards that I've worn for 1.5 yrs. I think it's about time to wash them--not because they stink--but because I finally want them to fade. There are tons of posts regarding how to wash raw denim to preserve the color, get rid of the stink, etc.--usually these methods include everything from soaking them in the tub to steam cleaning, etc. However, there seems to be a dearth of posts regarding how to actually wash the jeans after 1 or 2 years of wear to achieve the fade effect. Do you just put them in the washing machine or what?