Originally Posted by otc
Where in chicago could I try on the low straights? How much lower are they? the straights I have are a little higher than I would like but I don't want to go too low
RRL doesn't have a store in Chicago and I don't know any of the big boutiques (Hejfina, Jake) that carry them. Rough estimate, the Low Straights felt like a 10~" rise based on the 32 I tried on which was exactly what I liked.
Originally Posted by xchen
The main reason people think raw fades faster than one washed or rinsed denim is because the starch does help in setting creases and making those creases fade a little faster.
FWIW, those older gen RRLs are the softest SF-brand jeans I've ever seen. Even notoriously-soft rag&bone jeans feel crisp in comparison.
Originally Posted by nate10184
I have a pair of straight legs but I'm also not sure if they are rigid or rinsed (checked everywhere inside and don't see it). I think mine are fairly old because they had the medallion on the coin pocket instead of the "RRL". How much should I expect these to shrink lengthwise after the first wash? They are already a little short for my tastes so I've been afraid to wash them.
It can be hard to tell without looking up the model number if you're unfamiliar with the feel of rigid vs. rinsed jeans. Shrinkage in the inseam is minimal. Even if you're afraid you should know you can always stand on the hems and stretch them back out while they're still damp.