I mentioned in my fit review that I got special washing instructions for these pants but others that have purchased these pants today have not recieved the same instructions so that may have just been an individual suggestion and not a company directive. I think I'm going to keep mine and see how they do in the wash. They are really lovely and pretty much perfect (if they don't have any colorfast issues).
I am so interested in these black ones but I'm worried that the fade in the print will be lost on me since I am short. Worth a try at least to see.