The purpose of soaking it is to shrink it and to get rid of some excess dye. It won't be raw after soaking/washing because raw means that it's unwashed. I usually just get them true to size in the waist. They stretch after a bit of wear so it ends up just right. so should i wash them right after i get them, or get some fades then wash them? If i were to wash them right after i buy them, would they still sort of like raw jeans?