Nothing wrong with that, but you asked for opinions and you got them. Easy as that. Even if you can't compare Samurai and Nudie at all, it's true that one can wash jeans regularly and still get fades in a certain way, but to those who prefer high contrast/ sharp fades (and I am one of them) it is a good advice, to hold out the first wash as long as possible. Of course, you will get fades when you wear them after the first wash, but the more often you wash the harder it is for creases and combs to settle. What most guys meant, is that you were on a good way to get great fades, and now maybe get a more washed out pair. But it's all personal taste. Plus, I never suffered from smell in my jeans before ~6 months, despite livegigs. It airs and wears out over time.