I, obviously, know very little about raw denim and to be honest never really understood the hype until I recently looked into it. I love that sheen that raw denim has, as well as its stiffness so much so that my eyes are hurting and I've given up...can someone provide me with some answers I bought a pair of cheap rustler rigids as my first pair. I will not/cannot stand not washing my jeans for a prolonged period; therefore, I washed them after about a weeks wear I washed them inside out and in cold water, yet the color drastically changed...they lost that sheen and turned to a lighter blue...its okay, but nothing like they were to begin with My question is...will this happen to all raw denim once it gets washed or only in the cheaper denim Is there anyway to wash jeans regularly yet still maintain the color and rigidity of their original state? I read that japanese denim keeps the color better than any other denim..does it keep it near the original unwashed color? If there is a particular brand that comprises all of the characterisctics I've described and is under $70...please list And lastly, does woolite dark laundry do any good in preventing the indigo from fading?