Originally Posted by Jbreen1
That's slimmer then I want. Looks like that guy sized down quite a bit.
I'm that guy and I think the photo makes them look slimmer than they actually are since it is a poor photo. I bought these at BiG and they fit right on at the waist (no sizing down) when I bought them and are not as slim as my APC New Standards. They don't taper as much too, which I like. They are definitely still a slim jean though. I am just a slim guy, so jeans in size 31 are going to look slim. They are far from skin tight, but maybe that isn't so apparent in the photo. I think they are a classic slim cut with a great rise that is higher than most "trendy" jeans and is more traditional.
I soaked mine before wearing to get shrinking done with, and I didn't lose any color. I did lose a lot of starch though and they softened up a bit. I wore them for a while and then soaked again because I thought they were still not shrunken as much as they should be, and I used really hot water the second time. They fit perfect now. In the second soak I was going more for losing a tiny bit of length.
They were hemmed at BiG with the expectation that they would shrink when soaked or washed, so until this was completely done, they were not the length that was planned, if you get what I mean.
The waist shrunk after soaking but stretched back out to where it should be after some wearing.