Strangely, I usually wear a 34 length, and these seem to be about what I would expect from a pair of pants in 34 inseam, but they are 32 inseam. I asked if they are sanforized, and the SA said yes, and that they shouldn't really shrink. He suggested treating them like jeans: wash cold, hang dry.
If you have these, have you washed them yet? Did they shrink at all? I'm very happy with the length and if there is any noticeable shrinking in the length, I'll be bummed. I plan on stretching them lengthwise while wet before drying. Also, did they soften up a lot after washing or stay fairly rigid?
I love the cut of these, and the fabric is amazing. I wish my less-expensive J.Crew chinos were in the same cut. Maybe I'll buy more chinos from RRL in the future (on sale next time) if the sizing is somewhat consistent.
There's no doubt that RRL is superior to JCrew - and is priced to reflect that.
I don't have that pant, but I'm sure it'll soften up with wear and washing.
As a general rule I don't wash hot and I always hang dry unless some shrinking is required, then I may put them in the dryer and get them hot - but not for too long.
Good luck with the button - I returned a couple pair that wouldn't button, having decided that the holes were too small or the buttons too thick.
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