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Shrinking the hell out of new jeans.

Joel_Cairo

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I recently got a pair of ck39 selvedge. I know ck is not thought of highly, but I was in need of some selvedge, I liked the color and they were $10 at goodwill, so Carpe Denim it was! Thing is, they are long and a bit looser than I want. what is the best way to shrink the bejeesus out of these? The original tags are still on them, which suggests they have never been washed. Should I just wash them hot and stick them in the dryer? Any other good tips?
 

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wash hot, tumble dry hot. That's pretty much all you can do.
 

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Originally Posted by Ott
wash hot, tumble dry hot. That's pretty much all you can do.
yeah, I figured I'd have to get them hemmed to handle the length... even with turnups they are long, and they are too loose to do the whole bunched-at-the-ankle thing. Not baggy by anymeans,just a little roomier than I like. I may end up getting them tapered, but I don't know if I want to invest that much money and effort into a pair of thrift store Calvin Klein jeans...
 

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Unless you can gain weight to fit into them or they look good antifit, just flip them and get your $10 back. Shrinking is only going to work for a few days, if that.
 

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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Unless you can gain weight to fit into them or they look good antifit, just flip them and get your $10 back. Shrinking is only going to work for a few days, if that.
yeah this too. also why were you 'in need' of some selvage?
 

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Originally Posted by Ott
yeah this too.

also why were you 'in need' of some selvage?


I just like the look of the red thread when I fold them up with boots.
 

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Most $10 jeans don't fit well man =\\
If they do their distressed to hell with ugly patches.
 

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