I only wore mine 1 or 2 times at the most, they gave a bit in the first day. On that note, I'm selling mine, i bought too many jeans in the last two weeks. If anyone is interested, I want $90 shipped. size 34x32. no fading or creases.
FWIW, i just measured the Made In USA 31x32 501s that just came to me and they're about 16.25" waist size measured flat, which makes it about 33.5" actual waist size.
Yeah, it seems they're sizing the waist 2" inches bigger than tagged size to allow for the correct shrinkage but they're assuming that the buyer is going to machine wash and put them in the dryer which most aren't going to do. Unfortunately the inseam is the same as listed/tag (insane).
I have two pairs of Levi 514. One is the rigid non-selvedge, other is the premium rigid selvedge. I sized down two in the non selvedge, and they stretched out to about 3 inches larger than tagged waist size, but I did put a lot of wear into them (bike riding, etc). The selvedge only stretched to about 2" larger than tagged size. I'd recommend only sizing down one or going TTS on those.
I have the selvedge pair for sale in my signature thread.
Levi's usually will come out with one inseam on the limited editions at first. Then judging by their popularity they'll eventually make more variations. They did that with the matchstick kaihara denim. At first it was only 34 inseams, then they added 32's and eventually 30. So it just takes some time for them to actually make something for everyone.
I picked up a pair of the made in USA STFs in the same size as the ordinary 501 STFs I already had (32x32, TTS in waist, +2 on inseam), and it seems like shrinkage after one soak on the made in USA's was noticeably less. I didn't take any before/after measurements, but I have noticed the standard STF's left very little material for stacking, while the made in USA's left me with an appropriate amount.
I really notice the difference in denim quality, and after a few days of wear they feel much more comfortable.
Do the non-Kaihara selvage fade faster? I swear, after 9 months of near daily wear, my Matchstick Kaihara's have not faded at all... Okay, they've faded in certain places, but no one but me can see it. Other than the fade line down the fly... :|