I just received a pair of Flat Head 3001 via the fine services of xcoldricex. The service was superb, shipped from Japan on Thursday and showed up in Pittsburgh on Tuesday; not too bad when you consider it normally takes a package 4 days to get from Cali to Penn. Anyways, my question concerns anyone who may have either these jeans or a similar type of denim. The waist on the jean fits rather snug. They are labeled a 30" inch waist but are more snug than other jeans i own. The seat and legs are fine though. Normally I would probably take them back and exchange them for a 31, but I can't exactly run across the street and do this. What kind of stretching can I expect from this denim? I know from experience that most nudies and acne's will stretch about an inch in the waist, can I expect the same from these? I do not know if flat head denim is sanforized either, so I wonder if I should soak them initially at all. Thanks a lot for your help, I would search and dig more, but cruising around online is kind of frowned upon at work. And if I realize I want to switch them out for a larger size, is anyone interested in them?