Originally Posted by kbuzz
thanks for the suggestion. The shrink to fit lavels says they will shrink anywhere from 1-3 inches. Is it just a question of chance to get them to shrink to the right size , or is it a process from wearing and washing a few times.
AS for the suggestion of hemming them, i should have noted in my post. I have never been able to find someone to hem levis and retaining the hemline close to looking like the original as opposed to slacks....
I'm not sure about how much shrinking you'll get with the 501 stfs- I've always been nervous about that "shrink anywhere from 1 to 3 inches" range. Although they should stretch out and shrink down with wearing and washing.
As for hemming - you probably need to find someone who can do chainstitching (if just new), or do that original hem thing (if distressed). I know that self edge has a chainstitch machine and will do it for $15 if the jeans are brought in from outside (and free for full retail jeans bought there), and probably a few other shops as well.