Originally Posted by roundabout
Mine came in the mail today, I like the fit of the tapered except the waist is about an inch too big (tagged size 32). If I hot soak these, will they shrink on down? Or should I send em back in for a 31?
Originally Posted by walkintothefire
I was also wondering about this, I have a pair of skinny's that I love the fit of the legs but the butt and crotch area is just a bit too baggy. Will a hot soak help bring it in and snug them a bit? Or will they hopefully settle in a bit as I break them in?
Not so much, in either case. The waist may shrink a bit with a hot soak or wash, but it'll also stretch back out, most likely beyond the original size. Ditto with the rest of the top block. Shrink-to-fit (STF) denim, AKA unsanforized denim, shrinks significantly after the first few washes or soaks. These are made with sanforized denim, so there won't be significant shrinkage, pretty much regardless of what you do with them. They should, however, settle/drape better as you break them in.