Originally Posted by El Argentino
Seriously? Because it settles the fabric and finalizes sizing before you cut length off your jeans. Consult the B/S for all the instances of bros not soaking their "jawnz" forever, then hemming them, only to finally (and inevitably) wash them later and end up with pants too short.
Very simple concept .. Expect just about any pant (that isn't already shrunk) to shrink a bit in the inseam after a hot soak/wash. If they are way to long and you can't wear them without altering them .. leave at least a couple inches and pray they don't shrink more then that.
The chino's won't shrink much. And for that matter, you aren't going to get any real fades out of them. If you need to hem them .. just give them a good hot soak first. N&F puts those "these are raw denim, don't ever wash" labels on all their products. Nice fact about chino's, and why they are my go-to pant .. you can wash them. Wear them a lot, wash occasionally, and the chino's soften up so nicely. So comfy .. the look of denim, with the comfort of sweat pants = perfect every day pant.