Made an account just to ask this as I ordered some skinny guy broken twill selvedge recently, should i soak them before wearing them? this site http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/03/soaking-raw-denim-the-critical-preliminary-step/ says '1. Find out if your raw denim is sanforized or unsanforized. It is best to ask whomever you purchased from or check with the manufacturer. If sanforized, no need to soak.' so i did some google searching and could only find this site http://blueowlworkshop.blogspot.co.nz/2010/05/naked-famous-broken-twill-japanese-raw.html which says they are sanforized, but it was the only site i found which says that, i read through the last 20 or so pages and didn't see a similar question so can anyone who owns the broken twill provide some input? cheers
In my years of experience, denim/cotton will stretch over time. Whether they are sanforized or not, it 'will' stretch.
I've never soaked my denims in the beginning because it creates bleeding, and you'r essentially washing away the dye. To each and their own though, there's no blue print in how you want to do it, but the truth is, you want to wear the jeans as much as possible and let it tell its story.