I love my Gap Skinnys, I've posted a few pics on this topic of me wearing them. I havn't washed them yet, so I don't know of any shrinkage. But according to Gap they shrink about an inch. Im a 31 wasit and went down 1 to a 30. They stretched to my wasit size after about a dozen wears. Nothing serious like APC denim or anything. While waiting for the wife to try stuff on I picked up a pair of the dark bucklebacks before going the LVC route. This isn't a flagship store but they still have/had a ton of the selvage denims with even some of the Japanese selvage still on the shelves. Now I used to only get 33/34s until recently but decided to try the 32s. They were a hair tight where the 34s felt huge but after 1 day of wear they are pretty stretched out already which is really what I wanted. Very weird sizing. I haven't worn 32s in about 15 years. The selvage back pockets and the coin pocket have been toned down with a sharpie as well. Much better... less "LOOK AT MY SELVAGE!!!". Only thing I'm not too happy with is the weight. They almost feel like starched paper. 2 different pairs of 21 oz jeans have spoiled it a bit. Also a little while back I picked up a really dark indigo chambray pullover shirt I never saw online or in any other stores. It's starting to wear like denim. Not as nice as say a $300 Self Edge shirt, but it was only $30 on sale and not one single person I have seen where I live, work and drink would know the difference anyway with shirt or the jeans.