Hemming New Standards

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

  1. Sator Sartoris

    Sator Sartoris Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    If I need to shorten New Standards should I wash them first? Will washing shrink the inseam considerably?
     


  2. jpgm

    jpgm Senior member

    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Location:
    Perth
    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 Sized Down 2

    Messages:
    6,678
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    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

    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    BTW are New Standards sanforized?
     


  5. minya

    minya Senior member

    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    when I first washed my APCs, they shrunk in length about 1.5".
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    34,570
    Likes Received:
    12,137
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    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 Senior member

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    75
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    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

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    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

    jgu Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    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 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Paris, France
    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
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by