How long do I have to wear jeans to know how much they'll stretch?

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  1. DGP

    DGP Senior member

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    I just got my new Citizens in the mail yesterday. I tried them on, and they were perfect. I wore them for about two hrs, just around the house, and no noticable stretching. How long before I'll know if they'll stretch more? I ask this because I want to make sure the waist won't get too big on them before I decide for sure to keep them. FWIW, when I tried on a 31 (I got a 32), everyone commented that they looked too tight, and I didn't know if they'd loosen up enough (When I sat down, you could see my peepee in the 31, they were so tight [​IMG]). The waist closed on those, but, seeing as they aren't raw denim, I figured they wouldn't stretch like raw denim would. However, how many more times should I "test" them to know for sure? BTW, really cool wash, plain indigo, looks like raw, feels like washed (I like that plain wash for dress).
     
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    (When I sat down, you could see my peepee in the 31, they were so tight [​IMG]).

    Chicks dig this, a la Robert Plant. Augment with fruit if necessary.
     
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    I just got my new Citizens in the mail yesterday. I tried them on, and they were perfect. I wore them for about two hrs, just around the house, and no noticable stretching. How long before I'll know if they'll stretch more? I ask this because I want to make sure the waist won't get too big on them before I decide for sure to keep them. FWIW, when I tried on a 31 (I got a 32), everyone commented that they looked too tight, and I didn't know if they'd loosen up enough (When I sat down, you could see my peepee in the 31, they were so tight [​IMG]). The waist closed on those, but, seeing as they aren't raw denim, I figured they wouldn't stretch like raw denim would. However, how many more times should I "test" them to know for sure? BTW, really cool wash, plain indigo, looks like raw, feels like washed (I like that plain wash for dress).

    Well, they will stretch like raw denim if you wear them like raw denim. I would not worry about it. They will stretch, yes, but not to the point where a cold soak won't fix it.
     
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    Well, they will stretch like raw denim if you wear them like raw denim. I would not worry about it. They will stretch, yes, but not to the point where a cold soak won't fix it.


    Ok. That works for me. I only wear my jeans about four or five times before washing, when I will wash them in cold and hang them. I'm guessing that this should take care of any stretch.
     
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    Here's pics of how they look right now (sorry bout the mess, in the process of moving)
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    I think this is how jeans like this should fit, but opinions on the fit now, and the probable fit after a wash in cold and hang dry would be appreciated.
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    I think the fit looks perfect atm.
     
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    ^Looks like dorm room furniture. Where do you go to school?
     
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    they look good, but kinda hard to tell - you used a cell camera?

    are those the jagger in the santiago wash? had my eye on those as well.
     
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    they look good, but kinda hard to tell - you used a cell camera?

    are those the jagger in the santiago wash? had my eye on those as well.



    Yea, bad camera, bad mirror. And they are indeed the Jagger Santiago.
     

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