Originally Posted by wanderingpilgrim
I am looking for a jean suggestion. I have a pair of Ande Whall cougars that are just about perfect, except they are too slim at the ankle. With my size 16 feet they make me look odd with all but my most minimal shoes. I would like something that is comparable to the cougar fit, but a little wider at the ankle. The kicker is that I am 6'8'' and 245 lbs and need about a 37 inch inseam but longer would be better.
Based on your dimensions I'd recommend looking into Japanese repros that can accommodate that kind of inseam as most jeans go to 34" or 36". Affiliate Self Edge or Blue in Green would be places to take a look and compare measurements. Custom jeans from Crate could be another option.
Originally Posted by ToruOkada
question answered by sufu but i'll add the answer here just for future reference and cause i love you guys:
"You can just wear them...but I still like to wash them before I wear them just in case. Sometimes there's a bit of shrinkage left in them."
While there's nothing wrong with that answer it's definitely oversimplified for a few reasons:
-Any shrinkage in the waist is going to be undone after a few wears.
-Any/most shrinkage in the legs can be counteracted by pulling on them while still wet.
-If someone is looking to hem their jeans I would tell them that wearing the jeans first for a few days is more important than soaking first, the reason being that creasing behind the knees and in general will take off a noticeable part of the inseam. Unlike the shrinkage from soaking, there's no way to get back the lost inseam as the creases will reset after a few wears (UNLESS your jeans are washed so much that they are no longer rigid and can not hold a crease).
Basically, I just wear my jeans and worry about the possible shrinkage down the road. YMMV.