Originally Posted by whodini
Simple: what happens when you fold or crease fabric? The total length becomes shorter.
Raw jeans tend to be stiffer than washed jeans, or trousers in general, and therefore also tend to hold creases specifically at the hems, thighs, and, most importantly in this case, the backs of the knees. These knee creases are also known as honeycombs.
If you hem a pair of raw jeans straight from the shop, what happens? After...