My Crate denim came in...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by knucks, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    How do i shrink them w/o losing much indigo? I want to take them to get hemmed reall soon (need a 30" inseam, they're a 35")
     


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    How do i shrink them w/o losing much indigo? I want to take them to get hemmed reall soon (need a 30" inseam, they're a 35")

    cold soak sounds like the ticket for you.
     


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    cold soak sounds like the ticket for you.
    that's what i'm thinking..i'm still scared that if i get them hemmed afterwards they might shrink even more and be too short..maybe get them hemmed to 31 just in case?
     


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    usually I guess that sanforized dry denim will shrink about 1-2 inches, then err on the side of 'too long'.

    I can deal with my jeans being too long, but not too short. Looks very dorky.
     


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    usually I guess that sanforized dry denim will shrink about 1-2 inches, then err on the side of 'too long'.

    I can deal with my jeans being too long, but not too short. Looks very dorky.


    Yeah, you could just hem them 2-2.5" and probably be safe, but wash them first just to be sure, it's likely you won't get too much shrinkage after a cold soak but you could leave an extra 0.5-1" just in case.
     


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    so leave the jeans at 31" after a cold soak (granted they shrink a decent amount to begin with)
     


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    any suggestions
     


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    leave them at 31-31.5" that way you're covered (at most, they'll be a little long, which is much better than too short).
     


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    well, the jeans didn't shrink AT ALL (unless they were longer than a 35" inseam in the first place). I took them to the tailor and getting em done in a 31". hopefully will be enough
     


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    well, the jeans didn't shrink AT ALL (unless they were longer than a 35" inseam in the first place). I took them to the tailor and getting em done in a 31". hopefully will be enough

    I imagine that will be fine. A lot of time sanfordized denim doesn't shrink a huge amount.
     


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