i've been wearing my jeans about eight months now, with a break for summer when it was just too hot. i washed them after six months or so and i'm very happy with the way they are fading. the problem is that they're kinda stanky and grimey, not unbearably so but enough that i notice. i want to do a cold soak, but i'm pretty aprehensive about it because when i washed them my honeycombs got knocked right out. There was still the color difference, but there were no creases and since then a different pattern of honeycombs has been developing over the old one. i really like the effect, but this set of honeycombs is definitely not ready for a wash, and i'm afraid that if i do cold soak my jeans the new set of honeycombs will be gone. if someone could shed some light on this situation for me i would definitely appreciate it.