Dear Samurai Lovers:
My friend was on vacation to Okinawa so I asked him to grab me some samurais from U Denim & Life. Initially I was thinking S5000VX24 because BiG was sold out of my size. I had a last minute change of heart and told him to grab me some standard S5000VX (17oz) because if he screwed up it would be a cheaper mistake. My first samurais btw.
Even though I gave him very specific directions to get me a pair with 34in waist pre-soak, he got me a pair of 35x36 lot 14. I measure them to be about 35.5 inch in the waist.
I really wish he got me the 34 waist, but I am contemplating keeping the pair if they shrink enough (length is not an issue). I was thinking really hot soak, air dry, really hot soak, dryer till hot, then really hot soak and air dry...... here are some pics of the pair pre-soak. The last pair of shrink to fits I wore were the Roy's. I got a size 35 (actual waist size) and the waist stretched out more than I expected. A few weeks ago I put them in the dryer to shrink them down a bit and now they are a decent fit, a little loose, but comfortable.
Anyways, what do you think about this pair? Should i try to shrink and keep, or should i try to sell?