Originally Posted by Sator Sartoris
If I need to shorten New Standards should I wash them first? Will washing shrink the inseam considerably?
from reading multiple forum discussions on this topic, i don't think there's a general consensus. from personal experience, they didn't shrink much at all. maybe 1/2 an inch, if that. i didn't measure the inseam before or after wash, but i haven't been able to notice any difference myself.
if you want to hem them before washing, allow an extra inch or so. i'd say you will be fine if you do that.