I got these on the online store today size 28, tapered. I have a few questions since this is my first time with raw denim. Should I soak them the first day or wait for 6+ months? I've heard mixed things. Is soaking in hot or cold water better?
Don't do a presoak, I'm like 99% sure that these are sanforized.
Just forget the 6 months bullshit rule and wear them for as LONG as possible. Guarantee you'll get some good fades. That was my first mistake when I got my first pair of raw denim (these). I tried to abide by the 6 month rule and was so eager to wash them right when the hit six months, when they barely had any fades. Waste of denim. Glad it was only these I got for $36 bucks.
Cold soaks and hot soaks are alot different. Cold soaks retain indigo, and don't shrink the denim as much. Hoat soaks remove indigo and you will have some shrinkage.