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Hemming New Standards

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Sator Sartoris, May 28, 2006.

  1. Sator Sartoris

    Sator Sartoris Well-Known Member

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    If I need to shorten New Standards should I wash them first? Will washing shrink the inseam considerably?
     
  2. jpgm

    jpgm Well-Known Member

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    If I need to shorten New Standards should I wash them first? Will washing shrink the inseam considerably?

    from reading multiple forum discussions on this topic, i don't think there's a general consensus. from personal experience, they didn't shrink much at all. maybe 1/2 an inch, if that. i didn't measure the inseam before or after wash, but i haven't been able to notice any difference myself.

    if you want to hem them before washing, allow an extra inch or so. i'd say you will be fine if you do that.
     
  3. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Well-Known Member

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    I machine-washed mine on hot, and if they shrank, I barely noticed it. Granted, I like it when they stack up at the bottom, so it may have been less noticeable, but I honestly think mine didn't shrink much at all.
     
  4. Sator Sartoris

    Sator Sartoris Well-Known Member

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    BTW are New Standards sanforized?
     
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    minya Well-Known Member

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    when I first washed my APCs, they shrunk in length about 1.5".
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    BTW are New Standards sanforized?

    I don't know if APC uses that exact process, but the denim has been treated to minmize shrinkage, yes. Still, I've found that mine shrink about 1/2 to 1" (didn't really measure) if you don't stretch them out after a wash. Also be aware that you should hem them a little longer anyway - APC New Standards just look better with a little rucking at the bottom, especially if you are wearing them slim.
     
  7. homi

    homi Well-Known Member

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    im getting a pair of rescues and i have the exact same question?

    also how much does the waist stretch out, i keep hearing conflicting answers
     
  8. j

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    I think mine shrank maybe 1". I stretched them after washing, always wash cold, drip dry. I decided instead of hemming them to cut the outseam about 1" and reinforce it there so they fall better on my shoes/boots. I wear them to ride my motorbike so I like them long - that way they don't get hitched up on my boots/shoes.
     
  9. jgu

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    My rescue stretches out to their size before the wash after a few hours of wear, and I did not notice any shrinkage in length.
     
  10. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    I decided instead of hemming them to cut the outseam about 1" and reinforce it there so they fall better on my shoes/boots. .
    nice flarez!@#

    !luc
     

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