Originally Posted by Dr Huh?
Are Gap jeans known for stretching a lot? I've been wearing a pair (not every day) for a couple of months now. They've only been washed once. They're 33x32, straight cut. I don't remember the specific name, just that they have "1969" written on them. Recently they started to feel too big on me. I've been quite sick recently, so it's possible I've lost weight, but I decided to measure them with a measuring tape. I measured from the button to button whole and it measured 37 inches. That seems like a big difference in size. Would they have stretched that much, or does the Gap have wonky sizing?
Are you referring to any Gap jeans, or specifically the selvedge Gap jeans? I think everyone in this thread said that Gap selvedge jeans were vanity sized, and suggested you size down one from your true size when buying. I went through this entire thread before deciding to purchase the their selvedge, and most people say the Gap selvedge jeans will stretch a little bit in the waistband, approx 1-2 inches in the waistband... while some say they will not stretch. Then I think roughly half of the people say the selvedge jeans will stretch a little in the thigh, while approx the other half said they wont. With such conflicting statements, who really knows? Maybe it stretches or not depending on when the jeans were manufactured, the fit of the jean, how tight the jeans were on the people and if they were really making an effort to move around and what not? Perhaps different shipments used slightly different fabric or maybe some fabric shipments werent preshrunken completely? I did purchase a pair of brand new Gap Straight Fit selvedge earlier this week at a store, in size 31/32. I buttoned them up, and measured the waistband from the inside and it was approx 34inches, give or take 1/4th of an inch. I havent washed them and only tried them on once to see how well they fit. Hope that info helps ya.