Erenoth, I like to pull the extra fabric up as much as I can, which isn't far, and then carefully push it back down. That helps organize the stacks and after a few days of general wear, they should settle on their own. Have you been able to button up any more of the buttons? I chose to go TTS with my big johns and am reeeally glad that I did, so I'm not sure how much stretch you will be able to get out of this specific denim. Someone else here may have a better idea of the denim's stretch potential.