Here's what I did with some plain 501 STF, not LVC, but the method should be similar. 1. Run hot water in bathtub 2. Wear jeans in tub for ~30 minutes 3. Put in dryer for 30 minutes. Since it was winter and kinda cold I couldn't wear them till dryness 4. Out of dryer now lightly damp, put them on and break in the form again. Note much shrinkage 5. Took off and let air dry 6. "OMG I've created cardboard!" Find stiffest jeans ever waiting for me, much more so than NWT 7. Profit!...err wear till they break in The normal STF only shrink ~1" in the waist now, but 3" in length. I feel like they may shrink a teeny bit more once I do a real wash and dry. This is quite similar to my experience. I sat in the tub wearing them w/ the water as hot as I could stand for about 30 minutes, but I didn't put them in the dryer. I just let them hang dry. I haven't measured to give exact numbers, but I'm normally a 30x32, and I purchased 32x34's, and they lost about 2 inches in length. I wore mine for a few hours while they were drying so they wouldn't shrink too much, but they probably lost about an inch in the waist once dry regardless.