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can you shrink stretch denim?

post #1 of 15
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ok, so i just got a pair of jeeves 80X on ebay, and they would be perfect, except that they're stretch denim, so i should have sized down. i love the cut & wash, but i would really prefer one size down. is there any way to fix these jeans, or should i just resell them?
post #2 of 15
Resell...Its hard enough to shrink regular denim, but stretch is just too difficult. You should always try on stretch jeans before buying from now on.
post #3 of 15
You can shrink anything made out of cotton. However it'll just stretch back out immediatly. The only stretch jeans I've owned were DG XRO's and they got way too big for me and never came back to normal when washed or dryed.
post #4 of 15
The jeeves 80x were actually a descent pair of jeans. I found them in my size, but the waist was like 3 inches too big. I tried them on 2 sizes smaller, still WAY too big. They didnt have any smaller sizes, so i never bough them. Too bad, cause they were like $75. Thats what I hate about stretch jeans--you always gotta go down at least 1, 2 or even 3 sizes
post #5 of 15
that's really more a function of the jeeves cut. they were just really big in the waist, in all washes. i have a pair of stretch zathans that i wear in my normal zathan size. they are tight once freshly washed, but after a few wears they fight like all my other zathans. but in general i would agree people should definitely try on stretch washes before buying because they can vary widely.
post #6 of 15
I had stretch zathans too.. 80 or 81y or something like that. Complete garbage.
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I had stretch zathans too.. 80 or 81y or something like that. Complete garbage.
80y...those are crap. Look like gap jeans to me. To me a good pair of jeans has some character to it, like the 82L or the 81w. Some diesel washes like 80y, 81w, 773, 890, 888, etc should just be destroyed and their existence should be denied for the rest of recorded history.
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Originally Posted by circa78
I had stretch zathans too.. 80 or 81y or something like that. Complete garbage.
80y...those are crap. Look like gap jeans to me. To me a good pair of jeans has some character to it, like the 82L or the 81w. Some diesel washes like 80y, 81w, 773, 890, 888, etc should just be destroyed and their existence should be denied for the rest of recorded history.
Correction: 81Y not 81W should be destroyed..lol..its late..i make mistakes
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by circa78
I had stretch zathans too.. 80 or 81y or something like that. Complete garbage.
80y...those are crap. Look like gap jeans to me. To me a good pair of jeans has some character to it, like the 82L or the 81w. Some diesel washes like 80y, 81w, 773, 890, 888, etc should just be destroyed and their existence should be denied for the rest of recorded history.
I also had clerby's. my stretch career is all coming back to me. 865 fankers as well. If I had all my diesel jeans again I'd be a happy man. I'd probably end up selling them all a week later.
post #10 of 15
so why are stetch jeans so important on the basis of being careful with them? since they are stretch jeans then they should return to original condition after wearing them,or at least this goes with my t-shirts,only after 10x wear would need a wash just to return exactly to where they were
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by circa78
I had stretch zathans too.. 80 or 81y or something like that. Complete garbage.
The 80Y is one of the most comfortable washes made, are you serious??
They also look really dope. The 82N is a stretch too and its amazing.

As far as shrinking jeans. I think the best way, if you're gonna do it, is to soak them in hot water (maybe in the tub) for a while and then throw them in the dryer for a while. You wont lose any of the wash and they should shrink up a bit. I did that to my 82N and it worked perfectly.
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Originally Posted by satmadman
so why are stetch jeans so important on the basis of being careful with them? since they are stretch jeans then they should return to original condition after wearing them,or at least this goes with my t-shirts,only after 10x wear would need a wash just to return exactly to where they were
In theory stretch jeans should stretch and return to normal but in most cases they stretch to the form of your body and never go back to normal. Most of the time they over stretch and stay too big depending on how you play your sizing.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by circa78
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Originally Posted by satmadman
so why are stetch jeans so important on the basis of being careful with them? since they are stretch jeans then they should return to original condition after wearing them,or at least this goes with my t-shirts,only after 10x wear would need a wash just to return exactly to where they were
In theory stretch jeans should stretch and return to normal but in most cases they stretch to the form of your body and never go back to normal. Most of the time they over stretch and stay too big depending on how you play your sizing.
that's interesting. i have one pair of stretch jeans, probably the last pair i will ever buy. not because i don't like them, but i just like rigid deniim better. but i wear this pair pretty often, and have noticed no over stretching whatsoever. i wear them at least twice a week and haven't washed them in about 6 months. they still fit exactly the way they fit when i bought them.
post #14 of 15
why dont u just have them taken in, in the last 2 months ive lost about 15lbs., i used to wear 34x32, now im wearing 32x32. so it wouldnt be feasible to just replace 20 pairs of jeans. ive had Dr. Blue Jeans take them in & u couldnt even tell. Ive had six pairs taken in about 2 inches, Clerby 82L, Zathan 82N, & Zaf 84V which are stretch & Zaf 796, Zaf 772, & Clerby 87R which are regular. i know u live in L.A., he's located in Sherman Oaks, phone # (81 986-8047. i would definitely recommend him, it'll run you about $29 a pair. Hope that helps
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Originally Posted by ill-town
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Originally Posted by circa78
I had stretch zathans too.. 80 or 81y or something like that. Complete garbage.
The 80Y is one of the most comfortable washes made, are you serious??
They also look really dope. The 82N is a stretch too and its amazing.

As far as shrinking jeans. I think the best way, if you're gonna do it, is to soak them in hot water (maybe in the tub) for a while and then throw them in the dryer for a while. You wont lose any of the wash and they should shrink up a bit. I did that to my 82N and it worked perfectly.
Ahh! 82N in a dryer? Are you sure you didn't lose any of the wash? I just got a pair of these (and yes they've stretched a bit) and I'm afraid I'll never be able to wash/dry them because the wash is so delicate.

When I used to wear Gap jeans (I sold them all, don't worry) I noticed that washing them on cold and hang drying them would shrink them a bit, so I might try that.
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