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How much did your 47 dead stock waist and inseam shrink?

cldpsu

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Just to get an idea of the average.
 

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I normally wear 32 W jeans and they stretch out comfortably. So sizing up one would be a 33W but have you heard more 1 inch waist shrink or 2? I could go 33 as long as that waist stretches from a 31 a good amount to like 33
 

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Why not just go by what levi's says? 2 inches in the waist and 2-3 in the inseam. Seems fairly consistent with most other unsanforized jeans out there also.
 

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I just wanted to hear it from people who bought, not from sellers. The inseam shrink is not clear since it says a may stretch more than 2 inches, possibly 3-4. I just wanted to see if there were many different results.
 

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Im normally a 32 waist. Got a 33 in 47s, that shrank after an hour hot soak to a tight 31-32. Have stretched some and no problem buttoningen them now. The inseam didn´t shrink much at all since I pulled it when wet.
 

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My inseam shrunk approx. 2 inches after a hot soak. My waist shrunk about 1 1/2 inches. I'm wearing them now ( still damp ) and trying to 'stretch to fit'.
 

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Originally Posted by Maharlika
My inseam shrunk approx. 2 inches after a hot soak. My waist shrunk about 1 1/2 inches. I'm wearing them now ( still damp ) and trying to 'stretch to fit'.

More questions.. haha, did legs shrink significantly.. will a 13 inch leg opening below the crotch shrink to around 11 or something of that quantity?
 

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Originally Posted by cldpsu
More questions.. haha, did legs shrink significantly.. will a 13 inch leg opening below the crotch shrink to around 11 or something of that quantity?

No not significantly. I still have room for bunching and enough to cuff them; showing off the selvage. Rise is the same.
 

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I have a dumb, noobish question - are these inseams sized for shrinkage? If I went to levisstore.com and got some 33x34s, would they have a pre-wash inseam of 37", give or take? If not, and I realize I say this all the time, what the f*** are tall/long-legged people supposed to do? I guess the answers is what it always is - not buy them...
 

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They shrink from tagged size. I think Levi's is having inseams up to 38" this season, so even tall people should be all right.
 

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Originally Posted by Maharlika
No not significantly. I still have room for bunching and enough to cuff them; showing off the selvage. Rise is the same.

I meant the leg opening below the crotch, aka thigh opening. The entire thigh area in general, i didn't mean to confuse you with leg opening at the bottom. I cycle and sometimes jeans fit too tight in the thighs so i wuold hope the thigh one these dont shrink 2 inches all around.
 

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Just think about shrinkage in terms of percentages, not absolute values. If you assume 8% shrinkage all around, 8% of a 34" inseam is way more than 8% of a 26 inch thigh.
 

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Originally Posted by PG2G
Just think about shrinkage in terms of percentages, not absolute values. If you assume 8% shrinkage all around, 8% of a 34" inseam is way more than 8% of a 26 inch thigh.

Very true. Well, besides their website offering some average quantitative values, do you know of an actual percentage?
 

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Sorry, can't help you there. Blue in green says expect 10% on the Samurai S5000VX. I'd assume its gonna be different depending on the denim, so not too sure what it'd be for LVC.
 

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