I soaked them anyway because the seller was under the impression these would show some degree of shrinkage. Ended up being negligible on my old pair (especially compared to the super Dhalsim-from-Streetfighter-could-wear-these-jeans stretching they showed ) Man I miss that game. Great visual, btw. I keep noticing the little things about these jeans. Yellow stitching only along the inside legs, hidden on the outside. Is that just part of it being selvage?