Originally Posted by jcrewsmcknight
I just got selvage standard fit and I'd like them to shrink a little bit. What will happen if I were to wash them and put them in the dryer right off the bat?
They'll shrink but not much, all the gap denim, selvage or otherwise is sanforized.
The 'dark rigid' raw selvage standards that you have are pretty soft by raw denim standards and are tough to break in even untouched, I would think washing them is probably going to eliminate much chance of major fades and combs.
I have the exact same denim in the skinny fit and unwashed mine look the same as they did 4 months ago aside from some wallet fade and the combs are finally getting a little lighter.