Gotta agree 100%... Once you start treating denim more than what it is it becomes kinda goofy. They're fuckin pants. Just wear them naturally. Pockets are made to be used and if you're carrying a bag just to avoid fades then that's you, but to me that shit sounds silly as fuck.
Wash them when they stink, use your pockets if you need to, stop over thinking something as simple as a pair of fuckin denim.
co-sign this... they are just fucking jeans. if you baby them youre a fucking kook, and your fades are no different than some pre-distressed jawns.