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SHRINKAGE!: Are Nudies sanforized or do they shrink a lot?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Augusto86, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    I have a pair of Baggy Bjorns which I've grown quite attached to. I'm a little reluctant to wash them because I got them on ebay, and while they were originally 32-36, they'd been hemmed to about 31. I had the waist taken in at a tailors so now they fit perfectly(for my tastes). They fall nicely over combat/work boots. Are nudies preshrunk? Sanforized? Shrink-to-fit? How much inseam-loss can I expect? Can I combat this at all? pics here: http://styleforum.net/showthread.php...079#post281079
     


  2. Rome

    Rome Mr. Chocolates Godiva

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    On average you can expect them to shrink about 1-1/2" in lenght. They are true raw so they will shrink in the waist and every where else also. Just take them to the dry cleaners and avoid yourself a headache.
     


  3. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    They are sanforized. I found shrinkage to be minimal. Go ahead and wash, you can stretch out the inseam whilst wet.
     


  4. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

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    They are sanforized. I found shrinkage to be minimal. Go ahead and wash, you can stretch out the inseam whilst wet.
    +1. Neither of my two pairs of raw Nudies shrunk significantly after a wash. Basically back down to un-stretched size, then they stretched right back out over the course of a day or two. And as DDML says, you can stretch the inseam while wet if you need it longer.
     


  5. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Senior member

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    I found them to shrink quite a bit in the length. I used to double cuff... now I can't even cuff.
     


  6. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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  7. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    So two say shrink, two say no shrink, and I'm left holding my pants...[​IMG]
     


  8. denimaddict

    denimaddict Senior member

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    My svens didn't seem to shrink at all. Still double cuff, waist is the same.
     


  9. advan031

    advan031 Senior member

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    My RRDS shrank about 1.5-.75 inches.
     


  10. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

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    Still a dead heat!

    Augusto, you can always just dry clean if you're really worried about it. If you want a surefire way to stretch them after washing, should they shrink too much, you can always attach weights to the legs and hang 'em up. That should stretch them out about as much as you could possibly want. I remember seeing something like that on mynudies.
     


  11. Johnny5

    Johnny5 Senior member

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    i soak my SJ in hot water for 30 mins or so.... they shrink about 1 inches or so in length.....
     


  12. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Senior member

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    Can we rule out a growth spurt?
    [​IMG]



    Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I hit my late 20s growth spurt of 3 inches. I guess that may account for the length change.
     


  13. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Mine shrank about 1.5" in the length (basically most of the cuff) and a bit in the waist - they were a bit big on me at first so afterwards they were perfect and so my hips didn't stretch them back to the original state. When the jeans are wet just tug hard to get most of the inseam back. You have a bit to spare, judging by those photos.
     


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