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shrinking zaf's

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RedStal95, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. RedStal95

    RedStal95 Member

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    Mar 22, 2006
    I'd like to shrink a pair of zaf 796's just so theyre a little bit tighter. My worry is that they'll shrink too much.

    I am going to wash them in hot water inside out, and then put them in the dryer.

    How much can expect them to shrink? They have not been washed before.

  2. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Apr 8, 2006
    Wait, you smell that?
    That's a hard question. If someone said they'd shrink 4-8%, would that mean anything to you? I've never washed jeans in total hot water before or dried them for fear of affecting the wash you pay a pretty penny for in the first place. I'm curious as to where you want them to shrink - in the ass, length, waist size, all the above? Not that you can control it, but I would think by doing what you're doing, the waist will not shrink one full size down (i.e. 32 to a 31) - somewhere in between. The legs/ass will most likely get noticeably tighter, but will stretch out (although not to its original size) after a few wears. The length will shrink permanently, I'd say 1/2 inch - 1 inch.

    This is based on general experience, common sense, and conjecture.

    Were you stuck buying a pair of Zaf's in a size you normally don't get, or do you like the overall style, but just want them tighter in a size you normally wear?

    FYI - you might want to post this in the denim/streetwear forum.

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