This is my first post on SW&D, and I'm not a serious denim-head, but I just got my first pair of selvedge jeans - the Rogue Territory RKs, and I'm don't think I ever want to take them off again.
Even though the new denim is stiff, it's lightweight (6oz) so they're comfortable out of the bag. Simple details, but they're all fantastic. I'm a *bit* concerned about the diagonal front pocket openings flopping open a bit much, and hoping they'll conform more to my body over time.
QUESTIONS: The waist fits pretty well now, but the site says they'll stretch up to an inch. They're also a few inches too long (despite the detailed instructions on the site, I wasn't sure exactly what size to order). Would you all (or Karl) recommend a hot soak and a quick run through the dryer? And Karl, if you're reading this, do you have any recommendations if I decide I need to hem the length? My machine can't do a chain stitch, but would a long stitch in dark navy thread look okay?
Thanks in advance.