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post #8296 of 10357
Most of their stuff is saforized and pre-shrunk mostly. Most nicer raw denims will shrink more if washed warm, so be careful. I am pretty sure others like @rydenfan could give you the care manual for Selvedge if you wish.

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post #8297 of 10357
So will denim shrink a lot when washed? I have yet to wash some of my denim
post #8298 of 10357
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So will denim shrink a lot when washed? I have yet to wash some of my denim

Depends on how you wash them. You'll get shrinkage when you warm/hot wash and throw them in the dryer or even hang dry. Agitation seems to cause some shrinkage from what i can tell. A cold tub soak with detergent and hang dry seems to be the safest bet.

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Are the Gustin chino fabrics pre-shrunk? Is there anything I should do prior to taking my new pair to the tailor to get them hemmed? TIA

 

I always wash once, usually twice before hemming.  I also hit them in the dryer for a short burst to ensure I get the max shrinkage so the hem ends up at the right length.

post #8300 of 10357
Thanks guys. Yeah, I've yet to hem any if my gustin jeans, but just bought my first gustin chino, and the fit is perfect. Don't see too many folks wearing chinos with rolled cuffs, so was eager to get them hemmed and start wearing them.
post #8301 of 10357
I hemmed a few pairs and they are the right length but haven't been washed yet. I didn't like the excessive rolls/cuffs. Now I'm getting nervous about washing then and shrinking them
post #8302 of 10357

So, the black friday mystery denims have started to ship. Anyone receive theirs yet and know what they are? 

post #8303 of 10357

Thanks for the discussion on shrinking.


I'm planning on hemming my Italy BlackxBlacks so they have like 1 fold and are more like dress pants.  I think those will look best that way vs. rolling them. 

 

I'm getting to the point where I'm starting to envision the difference between fabrics I want to roll and those I dont.

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Depends on how you wash them. You'll get shrinkage when you warm/hot wash and throw them in the dryer or even hang dry. Agitation seems to cause some shrinkage from what i can tell. A cold tub soak with detergent and hang dry seems to be the safest bet.

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I agree but TBH I find the cold soak so damn annoying. Its really a pain to keep them submerged and I feel like I was them so infrequently, that when I do, I want to ensure they are clean. I go cold wash with a touch of Woolite Dark and hang dry

post #8305 of 10357
Is the Woolite Dark worthwhile for denim and I suppose indigo canvas as well? I've just been using a small amount of regular Tide, but I've wondered if the Woolite Dark would be worth it. With a pair of indigo canvas chinos on order, plus denim, it might be worth picking up a bottle.
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Is the Woolite Dark worthwhile for denim and I suppose indigo canvas as well? I've just been using a small amount of regular Tide, but I've wondered if the Woolite Dark would be worth it. With a pair of indigo canvas chinos on order, plus denim, it might be worth picking up a bottle.


it is IMO

post #8307 of 10357
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Is the Woolite Dark worthwhile for denim and I suppose indigo canvas as well? I've just been using a small amount of regular Tide, but I've wondered if the Woolite Dark would be worth it. With a pair of indigo canvas chinos on order, plus denim, it might be worth picking up a bottle.


Those indigo canvas faded like crazy.

The Woolite dark would be worth it.

post #8308 of 10357

Good to know on the Indigo Canvas!  Thanks fellas.

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I agree but TBH I find the cold soak so damn annoying. Its really a pain to keep them submerged and I feel like I was them so infrequently, that when I do, I want to ensure they are clean. I go cold wash with a touch of Woolite Dark and hang dry

cold soaking in the tub is definitely a pain in the @ss. for new denim I usually do a tub cold soak and hang dry to try and get a little bit of shrink out before getting them hemmed. I recently washed my G American Standards in the washing machine with a cold wash/hang dry, but this was their first wash after doing an intitial tub cold soak about 4 months ago. the inseam length didn't seem to yield much shrinkage but there was a little in the waist, probably .25 to .50". I do have a couple pairs of NWT 3sixteens that I don't plan on cold soaking, but that's because they're the ST fit and if they shrunk anymore I won't be able to fit in them. I normally take a 31.5" inseam so my plan is to get them hemmed to a 32" inseam and assume a half inch of shrinkage should I do a cold wash/hang dry.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

So will denim shrink a lot when washed? I have yet to wash some of my denim

On sanforized pairs, the shrinkage is minimal with a cold wash and hang dry, though in my experience you will typically see the inseam shrink. If you hang them by the legs (with the waist closest to the ground) I'm told it will minimize this shrinkage. If you're really worried about the length (as in any change will result in high waters or whatever), I would recommend what @gaseousclay said, do a cold soak with minimal agitation and then hang dry for the least shrink. Most of the shrink on a sanforized pair will come back out with wear, and this stretching back out process tends to happen faster the longer you've been breaking them in -- after about a year my American Sixteeners still come out of washing tight, but they're back to normal after a couple hours of wear. Supposedly you can hang them upside down or weight them to pull the length back out, though if you're going for fades I can't imagine this is good for helping them set.

With my twill chinos, I have one pair I wash cold and hang dry so that they don't shrink. I have another pair that I ordered larger, then hot washed to shrink them when they arrived, and now I can wash warm and run in the dryer on low without any noticeable change. You will get minimal shrinkage (and I really didn't notice much shrink in the inseam on these) with a cold wash, and if you're trying to shrink them down, it can be done, though not to a drastic extent.

 

Regarding hemming and adjustments, though, always do what you anticipate to be their future-care-regimen a couple times before you have them adjusted. Gustin uses way too many fabrics from too many different looms to count on every single one of them behaving the same way, though many may behave similarly there will always be outliers based on weave density and cotton characteristics. 

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