I would warm soak first for 30 minutes if you do decide to hem before washing.
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second... 34" inseam would be monstrously long on my stumpy legs.
I'm thinking about eventually getting some weird guys, but I'm pretty sure I would need to hem them to somewhere between 30-32"... Thanks for the advice above to leave about 1" to allow for some shrinkage.
pic of Elephant 2 SkG tagged 28 ( measures true to tag=14" flat) ordered a 28 since I thought they were 1 size bigger than tag. My true waist is 29 but there's no way these are going to fit..so I'm returning them for tag size 30. I think they look good but top block is WAAY to tight. Maybe if these were lighter weight and not soo stiff I might try and stretch em
Posting a pic for heck of it and for future reference to anyone. I'm 5'6 about 120 pounds Waist is 29