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Raw denim - do I need to hem or will it shorten?

slmartin

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Hello -

I've tried searching for this answer, but the answer is so subjective I just can't tell whether these are too long or not.

Anyway, I purchased a pair of APC New Standard 32 waist today and was wondering whether I should get them hemmed or will they shorten with time?

I've attached the pics.

Thanks.

 

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This is one of the downsides of raw denim: they do shorten with time, after more than a year they may be too short. Some people have kept their jeans so long they naturally turned into shorts.

Now not to be a complete ass...they will not shrink too much, maybe a cm. The jeans are sanforized, not shrink to fit. These jeans are pre-shrunk. However, from the wording of your post, I am not sure if this is what you are looking for, or, if you are just wondering if they look OK, and in that case I would say they could stand to lose a bit of length.
 

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I'd break them in for a month so that they fit better (the starch will leave the denim and cause the jeans to fit differently) Also the waist will stretch out so you might end up wearing them at a different part of your waist. Then take in to account the fact they will shrink .5" after a wash. Then hem them.
 

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Thanks for all the advice.

sho'nuff: I didn't know what stacking was, but I looked it up and I guess it's just letting them stay as is?

HEWSINATOR: Yeah, a little of both, I guess it was quite obfuscated


givemefive: That probably makes sense; as I'm new to raw denim, I guess as long as they don't look *that* bad, I can hold out to hem them.

why: And yes, I am getting new shoes
I was embarrassed to go get my mail in these things, but I didn't realize all my other shoes and boots would look so bad with slim jeans, so I dug those out from the back of the closet since they most closely resemble the size of shoe I'm going to get.
 

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I'm a huge proponent of stacking, yet I still think you could (should) get those hemmed a little. I would take like, maybe 1.5" at most off.
 

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