Shrinking LVC 1944's question

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Saltricks, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Saltricks

    Saltricks Senior member

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    I just purchased some LVC 1944's new. I'm normally a size 33x29, so I got a 33x32. They fit well in the waist, but I want to get some shrinkage in the thigh/calf and shortening of the inseam.
    Would I be correct in filling a tub with hot water, soak the jeans while wearing them for 30minutes-hour then walking around in them until they are dry? Would this keep the waist the same and shrink everywhere else? Thanks for the advice.
     


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    habitant Senior member

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    just wash them hot inside out, even add some boiling water to them, then dry the fuck out of them.. max dry!.

    they'll shrink a tiny bit, and stretch out with wear again, better off buying some 47's if you want a slimmer jean.
     


  3. Pablo-T

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    Don't use the dryer. You will lose the sizeing, on the warp (indigo) threads, and with it some of the indigo.

    For max shrinkage, wash hot - I washed my '44 at 95 degrees celsius and got nearly three inches shrinkage in the waist. Put a correctly-sized piece of wood, or similar, in the waistband as it dries, to reduce shrinkage there.
     


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