First time buyer with some questions. I scored a pair of APC NS on Nordstrom rack recently, went one size down and was barely able to button up the top button which I assume means they're the right size. I was surprised to find they are about as slim as my UB 201s, which are slim tapereds, and not straights. Do APCs generally have slimmer fits? Also, the instructions said the "extremist" method was to not soak or wash them like most raws. Are they sanforized and should I soak them? Lastly, I read on reddit APCs have problems with crotch blowouts, is this common? Thanks.
Yes they're sanforized. I've had a pair for 2 years before the crotch gave out. Never went on reddit, but they might be sizing down too much which might be the cause. APCs are pretty durable. Soaking is up to you, personally I wouldn't, but it won't make that much of a difference.