Originally Posted by bob_gnarly
I have been thinking about getting a pair of Sam's (S710 Lot 13). From what I read it does take a few real washings to get all the shrinkage out of the way, I am just worried that they will shrink up too much inseam wise. With the 710's starting at a 39 inseam, any owners know if that shrinks up to be smaller than a 36 inseam? Any help is greatly appreciated
I just picked up a pair of these in size 30. After a nearly 2 hour soak in warm water (no agitation) and a day of wear the inseam is 37.25". I measured the inseam at 38, though, when they were raw. Actually, all my raw measurements came out to be 5-10% smaller than advertised. Maybe my technique was just off, but it seems hard to screw up knee, leg opening and inseam measurements.
So, if anything can be drawn from this experience, I guess it's: "Yeah, it takes a bit of effort to shrink these."