Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
Does anyone know someone of influence that works a Levis on LVC? If so, PM me. I want to contact them about bringing back 38" and 40" inseam on raw denim models.
If you are over 6' tall you probably need a 34" after shrinking right? Most shrink 4 so a 38 or 40 is needed especially if you want to roll a cuff."
I was wondering about this again the other day... LVC in a 34" inseam post-soak leaves you with only ~31-32", effectively eliminating half your market, i.e. males over 6' or so. If it is purely a marketing decision it seems pretty short sighted.
I am tall and wear Levi's STF in tagged 38 and 40 inseams as well as a number of japanese repros that come with a 39" raw inseam. After washing these all end up between 35-37". Granted, I am a bit of an outlier, but having a 36" inseam option (38-40" raw) would accommodate anyone over 6'1" who likes to cuff, which seems like a no-brainer.
Originally Posted by Harbin
how long do you soak for?
I warm soaked a pair of regular $39 indigo STF size 35x40 for 30 min a couple of days ago and after hanging to dry they went from 39.75" to 37". That's with no agitation and no dryer heat, which will eventually trim another 1/2" in my experience.
I'm not sure if LVC shrinks as much as regular STF, but I get 3" shrinkage out of heavier weight Momotaro, Samurai and Warehouse denim as well.
Originally Posted by mfrege
LVC on Gilt on Monday. Has it ever been, and, if so, is it typically good?
Note to LVC: if you made longer inseams your products would never make it to Gilt sales because I would buy it all