Before I start, I'd like to say that I did search through the forums pointlessly not being able to find answers to my questions. I'm feeling the whole raw denim thing lately and haven't owned a pair since I was a kid (implying I don't really know how to treat it). I like the whole idea of breaking into the jeans yourself and giving it it's own, personal look. Well yesterday I was at the Levi's Store in South Coast and bought the 501 Raw Shrink-to-Fit. I know it's not the best fabric to get, but it is raw denim that shrinks. What I need to know is, what advice can you give to someone who's trying out raw denim for the first time? I know only very little about treating it (wash in cold, wear a lot before washing), but I don't know anything else. How often should I wear my jeans before its first wash? How often should I wash it? What's soak, then wear 'till dry?