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Measured size is just over 36.25 against 37.5 on my 35 straights (worn 4 times) I'm torn, if they won't shrink they'll work but if they shrink by Gustins expected amount they'll be a 34! Prolly best to return eh?

 

I've seen a number of people saying that their loomstates were significantly smaller than they expected. If you can fit into them as is, wear them for a week or two, give them a cold soak and then continue giving them cold soaks and washes for the remainder of the time you wear them. 

 

My loomstates arrived.  It is 32 slim and it measures only larger than my 29 slim at the waist.

Hip and thighs are also only slightly larger than my 29. 

 

I am wondering what I should do with this.  Ordinary slim 29 is still quite tight and I am still stretching it, if loomstates shrink from this stage there is no way I can wear it.

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FWIW, the waist on every pair of unsanforized denim I've owned has stretched beyond the pre-soak measurements with wear.
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I've always ordered my stf 501s in my waist size. Not sized up. I was accidentally sent shipped size 32 loomstates which measured out to 29". Gustin suggested sizing up 2-3 sizes. So someone who wears a size 29 would order a size 32. I think they'd be fine. That said, 501s are 1/4 the price so I just throw them in the tub. Loomstates I would wear for the soak just to assure the waist doesn't shrink past what I want.

I wear a 32 Straight Gustin and definitely considering ordering a size 35 Loomstate if/when they're offered again
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@joshgustin @gustin if you can comment. Has your (rapid) growth contributed to hiring, overtime, etc at Skyblue sewing since they skyway did a lot of work for other manufacturers?

I'm really interested in the economic impact you're having. I'm trying to make smarter purchases from our new car to my denim. As a California resident it's even more important to me.

Thanks for what you're doing.

Brian
http://beeranddenim.wordpress.com/
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Just got the Loomstates in the mail. Anyone else find them very small? I haven't measured them against the fit guide but the 38 slim I ordered is smaller than my 35 regular slates. Surely that can't be right?

I was in the same boat - 38 Slims were smaller than my 35 Straights in the Japan Super Heavies. They fit tight in the waist pre-soak, and I did a cold soak with a sheet tray (13x18") in the waist. It tightened up a bit (I could hear them straining on the sheet pan in the bath tub as they soaked) but after a day of wearing them post-soak the waist did stretch out probably to the pre-soak size. The most notable shrinking was in the inseams (about 2"), thighs (about 0.5"), and rise (about 0.5"). If you're in love with the fabric as much as I was (and don't mind parting with a soaked pair on eBay if it doesn't pan out) I'd give it a go.

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I was in the same boat - 38 Slims were smaller than my 35 Straights in the Japan Super Heavies. They fit tight in the waist pre-soak, and I did a cold soak with a sheet tray (13x18") in the waist. It tightened up a bit (I could hear them straining on the sheet pan in the bath tub as they soaked) but after a day of wearing them post-soak the waist did stretch out probably to the pre-soak size. The most notable shrinking was in the inseams (about 2"), thighs (about 0.5"), and rise (about 0.5"). If you're in love with the fabric as much as I was (and don't mind parting with a soaked pair on eBay if it doesn't pan out) I'd give it a go.
Hmmmm, the thighs shrinking might be an issue too! Reckon I've got about half an inch allowance before painted on status!
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Just got the Loomstates in the mail. Anyone else find them very small? I haven't measured them against the fit guide but the 38 slim I ordered is smaller than my 35 regular slates. Surely that can't be right?

 

I wear a 36 Slim in usual gustins, I got a 38 Slim in the loomstates, they measured 37" in the waist on arrival, I did a luke-warm 1.5 hour soak took them down to 36" in the waist, after 3 days of wearing all day they are already back out stretched past pre-soak.  I find the fit to be incredibly good and I only sized up 2 over my regular, instead of the Gustin recommended 3.

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My size 34 loomstates measure 33 pre-soak. I normally wear Gustin size 32. Was planning to warm soak and put in the dryer. Can I expect them to stretch back out to 33? Love the feel of the fabric, so hope I can keep them.

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My size 34 loomstates measure 33 pre-soak. I normally wear Gustin size 32. Was planning to warm soak and put in the dryer. Can I expect them to stretch back out to 33? Love the feel of the fabric, so hope I can keep them.

Don't put them in the dryer, dude. Dryers wreck clothes, and that's a recipe for massive shrinkage. Do a cold soak and let them hang dry. They'll stretch back out again, probably even past the original measurements

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Don't put them in the dryer, dude. Dryers wreck clothes, and that's a recipe for massive shrinkage. Do a cold soak and let them hang dry. They'll stretch back out again, probably even past the original measurements


Thanks for the advice. I've put my other (sanforized) Gustins in the dryer (on hot! sacrilege!) and they did shrink a wee bit. Surprisingly the world did not end. :) I did want to shrink the loomstates as much as possible to "get all the shrink out of them". I'm still hoping to do that as long as I can expect the waist to stretch out again to 33.

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I'm probably going to put my 34s up for sale (PM if interested of course). They showed up as 32" and post-soak stayed 32"... furthering my suspicion they got pre-shrunk at the factory. The fit is superb, but I'm pretty sure if I wear them the waist is gonna go all out... they'd be better if they started at 31". Ah well, it was a gamble, and I'm sure someone will want to jump on them with the measurements certain.
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Thanks for the advice. I've put my other (sanforized) Gustins in the dryer (on hot! sacrilege!) and they did shrink a wee bit. Surprisingly the world did not end. smile.gif I did want to shrink the loomstates as much as possible to "get all the shrink out of them". I'm still hoping to do that as long as I can expect the waist to stretch out again to 33.

I would suggest against ever putting denim in the dryer
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I would suggest against ever putting denim in the dryer

 

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I would suggest against ever putting denim in the dryer

 

I'm curious. Why not? I put my t-shirts, underwear, and socks in the dryer, and those are less robust than my jeans. I don't put my jeans in the washing machine because doing so causes random fade patterns which I would like to avoid. The dryer doesn't do that, so I'm really curious what's so bad about putting jeans in the dryer.
 
Cheers,
 
Mark
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First off you risk shrinking your denim far too much. I typically but jeans on the tighter side and have them stretch to fit comfortably. A spin in the dryer would make them unwearable. Second, the dryer can absolutely cause un-natural creasing and fading. There are tons of pieces already written on this so spend a few minutes looking online.
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