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Levi's 501 Shrink-to-fit (STF) pics

sleepr

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just another asian kid that wants to share his 501 fit. share yours if you'd like. sick fades and interesting fits welcome.
sized down two on waist which was gruesome but worth it, sized up to 36 inseam (would have liked 38 but you cant have everything)
suffering through soaking and stretching the waistband yielded a real nice slim straight fit similar to the skull 5010xx. (i think? you tell me.)

cold soaked for 12 minutes in a creek outdoors in ~60 degree weather, worn dry while hiking. fucking freezing. i usually dont suffer for fashion; this was terrible hahaha.
why a cold soak? i typically wear a 34-35 inseam and didnt want the stock 36 inseam to shrink too much.

oh, by the way, made in mexico, white 501 tag, bought from jc penney (only fucking place i could find them in the right inseam)
in my experience, and in concordance with an opinion i had seen earlier, the made in mexicos have a snugger seat than those made in the dominican republic. (i was an asshole and returned 32x38 post soak stfs which were still way too baggy in the seat/thigh after an hour long hot soak)
and i lack an ass, so this was great. no thigh flare, no excess ass-age, and the knees should settle out in time. i am a happy man.

post-soak: (no pre-soak pics, sorry) apologies in advance for iphone pics, at the 'rents for winter break, going out of town tomorrow, zero good lighting at four in the morning hahaha.





tagged: 30x36

BiG style:
waist: 16.75
inseam: 34.5
f rise: 11.5
b rise: 14.5
thigh: 12.25
knee: 8.75
leg: 7.75

like the fit? i sure fucking do. [6]
 

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awesome. why didn't anyone think of making a thread about this before! (1,0000)
 

sleepr

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i love you too.

this is why we cant have nice things.
 

cez

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hahahaha. it's funny cuz it's true.



 

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