Hey all, I am new to this forum, and dry denim. I recently picked up a pair of APC rescue jeans, ordered by phone, and have a question about hemming the jeans. I know that this topic has been brought up before, but I want a definitive answer (if such a thing exists.) I bought size 31 rescues, which measured about a 33.5 waist, 10.5/15 rise, and a 35" inseam. They fit well, except for the length obviously. (I am 5'7") I want to wear them at least 2-3 months before washing them, depending on the wear/creases I develop in that time. (In 3 days, I can already tell that the creases are already settling in, and I can tell they will look very nice.) However, I find that my jeans look ridiculous being double-cuffed 2.5 inches. Also, I find the cuffs are creating unnatural creasing in the lower leg area. I would like to get them hemmed soon, so I don't have to worry about double cuffing my jeans, but have been told various things about when/how i should go about doing this: -The lady who sold me the jeans said I should wash my jeans before getting them hemmed; but then they will fade, and won't look as nice as if I wait. -I called the APC store in NYC, and the lady there said I should never wash my jeans, and only get them dry cleaned, so I should go get them hemmed to my normal length. I don't like that idea either, as the wash is what will give it a nice natural indigo color/fade from what I understand. -I tried the cold water soak, but the jeans barely shrunk (maybe 1 inch), and have heard that the jeans shrink 2 inches (or more?) after a wash. What length should I get them hemmed to, where it will be a safe bet that they will not end up too short after I wash the jeans? I was thinking 2 inches longer, and I would have to live with a single 2-inch cuff for the next couple of months (its better than a double cuff!). I figure that if I go any shorter then I will run the risk of having them shrink too much, and then not fitting me all-together. What do you all suggest? PS: Are APC rescues sanforized or unsanforized?