Okay, I know most of you think I'm crazy but well, uhm... My original plan was to wear them and stretch them out as much as possible but then they started showing the first signs of coming fades after two weeks of weeks so I threw them in the wash inside out (I don't want whiskers and fades and stuff) and washed them once for 30 minutes with Vinegar in the soap compartment and then for one hour with clear water, no spin. I just laid them on the surface where I hang my clothes and they seem to have shrunk considerably... Maybe they seem that way because they are soaking wet? Fearful I decided to put them on (while still soaking wet) to check and I could only button the top button with a lot of difficulty, much more than when I first tried them in store. Should I be worried? They also smelled like they spent the day in sea water, eeeew I'm no fisherman... I decided to wash them again with the laundry soap in the compartment this time at 30 degrees Celcius. If there was any shrinkage then it probably already happened anyway so I might as well have nice smelling jeans... Right?