Originally Posted by Momotels
Momotaro x Blue Owl first collab creates the Midnight Warrior deep indigo 15.7 oz. jeans
I am 6'1" weighing in at 155 lbs. My waist is about 30 inch waist
The jeans are so thick and tight that the size 30, which is a 30 inch waist, is not able to be buttons. I am in the process of stretching the waist. Super sick jeans by far my favorite pair of jeans
Great picks, but you need to size up! You only need to size up one size though. I have a size 31 holding for you now, call me and we will make the swtich. It is an unsanforized fabric and a tag 31 will be able to button and will still be tight on the waist line, but you will be fine. You will probably need to wear them without soaking for the first week or two.
As for the advice on soaking, it is not 100% necessary to soak unsanforized denim. It is a personal choice and it depends upon the fabric. Some unsanforized fabrics will shrink 2"-3" in the inseam length, some will only shring .5". Momotaro fabric does not shrink that much. It is very tightly woven, dense, and simply does not move. It also will not stretch much for the same reason. My advise is to size up one size, wear them without soaking until you feel they have stretched out enough, and then enjoy. Soak/wash when you feel the time is right.
....FYI, I am currently 6 weeks in on one of the collabs wearing a tag 31 that measures 32.4" in the waist right now and has also stretched .4" in the thigh. Brand new I could not button the top 2 buttons, now can button easily. They have never been soaked and I do not plan to soak them any time soon. I am 6' and 160lbs. I hope that gives you a bit more perspective.