Levi's LVC 1947 501 dry denim?

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  1. jamesbond

    jamesbond Senior member

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    Im interested in buying a pair off the levis on-line store, but am a bit worried about sizing. They say to go up 2 sizes in the waist and that they will shrink 3-4 inches in length. I dont want to buy a pair knowing that they will shrink to nothing when i wash them. I usually go two sizes down in most dry denim and dont wash for about six months but i want to wash these and get a nice close fit, any suggestions? If anyone has these and can share any info on shrinkage and fit that would be great?
     


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    I measure about a 31 waist and have a pair of 30s that measure about 31.5" in the waist prewash. These are also a two year old pair of 47s and I haven't washed them yet, but I suppose they will shring to about a 30 and then stretch right back out to about a 31.
     


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    I measure about a 31 waist and have a pair of 30s that measure about 31.5" in the waist prewash. These are also a two year old pair of 47s and I haven't washed them yet, but I suppose they will shring to about a 30 and then stretch right back out to about a 31.

    Ok, so you went one size down and just havent washed them in forever. Im thinking of mayber going that same route and just dry cleaning them after they get too smelly. Any ideas on if i wanted to wash them, what size to get? I take a 32 and usually buy a 30 in dry. I have heard of buying them true to size and jumping in the bath while wearing them to minimilize shirinkage? any thoughts on that?
     


  4. Chip

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    Buy them a size bigger (waist) or depending on your body type (slim/average) you could buy your same size waist, then 2 sizes more in the length. Soak. If youre scared they will shrink too much wear them damp. Theyll stretch back out a little anyway regardless. This is to get the sizing issues out to of the way, then you can just wear them worry free. Plus I prefer the color of the 47s after all the starch and sizing is washed out. I kinda dont even want to see all the contrast in my 47s anyway im gonna just cycle them in between jeans to keep them dark.
     


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    I wear a 31-32 normally and like you buy 30 dry, I bought these lvcs in 34x34 kinda wanted these little looser than other dry denims cause i hadnt planned on wearing these on a daily basis. So when I took them out of soak I put a hanger in the waist with the jeans buttoned up as if the hanger was wearing the jeans to prevent too much shrinkage in the waist. You could see them getting tighter while they dried. I didnt want to wear them damp cause its too cold inside and didnt want to get sick... I just had better shit to do..
     


  6. Stalker McStalkerson

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    My '47s from this year shrank like crazy, as in 2.25 inches on the waist. You should be fine getting your normal waist size so long as you go through the shrinking process (the LVCs come true to fit).
     


  7. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    My LVC 47 fits snug at 31, whereas I usually wear a 30. After a regular machine wash, the length shrank approx 3 inches, going from 34 to 31 and the waist shrank to 29, but i stretched the waist back to 31 while damp using a clip-on hanger.

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    I just bought a pair of LVC 47's size 32/32. How long should I wear then before the first wash? I've heard that if you don't wash for a while they fit better when you do and the shrinkage is more in line with your body profile. Is this right. I take a 31/32 waist and 30 leg , so I will have to roll up the legs for a while until I wash them. Also is it best to let them dry naturally or use a dryer?
     


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