Originally Posted by aqhong
^ You'll be fine if you shrink them by wearing them into a bath, as I described above. I'm a 30" waist and wear a 30 in LVC '47.
Wow, I'm 30 waist too (what I buy not the actual measurement), I'm about to buy 47lvc in 32waist 34leg as, according to oipolloi website:
'Definitely shrink 2" in waist and up to 3" in leg. Please bear in mind these are already 1" under ticket size at the waist, so some people may even need to buy TWO sizes bigger in the waist and one size bigger in leg.
e.g 34 x 34 will shrink to approx 31" waist 31.5" leg.'
I have 'normal' (non LVC, non stf) 501s in 30w 30l which fit ok, I tried normal stf 501s in 30 32 and (after a few months' wash and wear) they're ok on the waist but too short, so . . . do I get my 47LVC 501s in 32w 34l or 30w 34l? Please bear in mind that I can't stand wearing jeans that are too tight (too scruffy/indie for me and inadvisable for medical reasons) or falling off my butt (I don't go for the gangster look).
Incidentally, I plan to shrink them new and wash them when they're dirty, and keep them new looking or all over faded, not worn looking or scruffy (I hope that's not sacrilegious to anyone).
Thanks in advance my new virtual friends.