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Levis 501 new fit

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by intelintel37, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. sayocean

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    thanks for the help anyway... will be shopping these bitches tomorrow morning when I can accurately type my credit card #
     


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    waiting til you sober up is a good plan. good luck anyway, you should actually hit up Macys so you can try these on before you buy
     


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    ahh Macys has them? going to the outlet mall tomorrow to get a few essentials... Will check out.
     


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    ahh Macys has them? going to the outlet mall tomorrow to get a few essentials... Will check out.
    A. Macy's has outlets in outlet malls? If they do I wouldn't hold my breath for them to stock STF. 2. Not all REGULAR Macy's have STF. III. Sears has them.
     


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    Actually Levi's claims the inseam will shrink 3 to 4". In my experience, the inseam will not shrink that much after a first hot soak. 2" is more likely. If you wash it ten more times then yeah, perhaps it will shrink a bit more.

    Levis standard advice on 501 STF ($35-45 STF, NOT LVC mind you) is size up 1 in the waist and 2 in the inseam.

    I have 2 pair of 501 STF and I am the same size and height as you and my advice would be do a 32 waist if you want them just slightly slimmer than a 501.

    Inseam is your call. If you want stacking or to cuff them, go up 3-4 inches in the inseam. If not, go up the standard 2 inches.

    I wear them stacked and I get a 32/34 in STF and a 33/34 in LVC STF. My "Normal" size on jeans with little to no stacking is a 32/30.
     


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    Actually Levi's claims the inseam will shrink 3 to 4". In my experience, the inseam will not shrink that much after a first hot soak. 2" is more likely. If you wash it ten more times then yeah, perhaps it will shrink a bit more.
    Regular Levi's STF LABELS say 2" for waists under "beached whale" size and 3" inseam My first pair shrunk 1.5 inches with a 2 hour HOT soak. My current pair shrunk a hair more with 1.5 hour soak, hang dry and additional .5 soak. 2 Inches is about as much as you are going to get.
     


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    Say I hot soaked my 501s for about an hour and they didn't shrink as much as I would have liked. (Waist fits fine.) Can I hot soak them bitches for another hour and get any more shrinkage? Or is this an exercise in futility?
     


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    ^ Won't shrink much more.
     


  11. migel

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    ^That's what I figured. Thanks.
     


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    ^That's what I figured. Thanks.
    I got a 1/4" in the inseam and slimmed up the leg slightly with my second soak on my current pair. It's a noticeable difference. If your water heater can't go hot enough boil a large pot and add it to your water.
     


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    I got STF 501s recently for $30 USD and I like them. I'm wondering if I will soak them right off the bat like I had always intended since I like the fit as is so much. Anyone else a little apprehensive?
     


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    ^ You're supposed to soak them first. If you like the fit right now, you got the wrong size.
     


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    ^^i was in the same boat. what i did was just sit in a bathtub full of hot water for an hour or so...then i took em off and hung them out to dry. they fit fine
     


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