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Boy these are damn nice jeans. Having tried both 30 and 31, I personally found the 31'' a better fit overall, I only have my 31'' 555-XHS to compare against, and found them almost identical. The waist feels a touch higher, which I like. Looking forward to seeing these beauties fade in time."IMG_4151.jpg"
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Good demo pic @GC 👍🏼
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Good demo pic @GC 👍🏼

Thanks @motojobobo hope you are well bud!

I've never found it easy taking pics at a desirable distance with the iPhone camera! For this one I settled on using the timer to give me a few secs to move back. Better still, and in the interests of quality, I didn't use the front facing camera, so totally pot luck.
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These aren’t great pictures of the jeans but it’s all I got.  I turned 44 yesterday and got into a bunch of social isolating Guinness. I think the blue flannel and the jeans are a nice combo. Had to shave my head yesterday too. With all barbers closed it was the only option.



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Shirt and jeans all look great. Very nice combo indeed. Guiness an the buzz cut look pretty good too.

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Thanks neph.

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Tempted on a Corona cut myself, saves hassle.
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I know it’s been discussed but I’m still a bit confused. I know these are unwashed and there’s the potential for shrinkage but it seems no one has discussed when that occurs? If I were to wear these new for several months and get them nice and stretched out and then soak/wash them would they shrink down to close to their new measurements? Or would they shrink past the point of where they were when I got them? I normally buy a 34” waist hoping to stretch them to around 35” so if I did just that and then washed them would I wind up with a pair that fits similarly to when they were new? Or would I lose an additional inch and wind up with a pair that measures 33” in the waist?

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Buy a waist that 35 inches wash it go to 34 inches it will stretch back out to 35 inches..

I wear mine don’t wash for at least six months.. but. some wash first it up to you..


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Buy a waist that 35 inches wash it go to 34 inches it will stretch back out to 35 inches..

I wear mine don’t wash for at least six months.. but. some wash first it up to you..


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I normally just wear the hell out of my jeans until they need a wash but I kept seeing people talking about how these shrink a ton when washed. Is it recommended to wash/shrink these before I wear them? Or can I just do what I normally do and wear them for months with no washes? Will they shrink back to new measurements or shrunken measurements?
« Last Edit: April 14, 2020, 04:40:06 am by Tatzapper »

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Buy a waist that 35 inches wash it go to 34 inches it will stretch back out to 35 inches..

I wear mine don’t wash for at least six months.. but. some wash first it up to you..


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I normally just wear the hell out of my jeans until they need a wash but I kept seeing people talking about how these shrink a ton when washed. Is it recommended to wash/shrink these before I wear them? Or can I just do what I normally do and wear them for months with no washes? Will they shrink back to new measurements or shrunken measurements?

If it were me I would get my normal waist size and then soak them in warm water before wearing. Might as well take care of the shrinkage in length right away so you can wash them down the road and not worry about your fades shifting. The waist will stretch back.

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Buy a waist that 35 inches wash it go to 34 inches it will stretch back out to 35 inches..

I wear mine don’t wash for at least six months.. but. some wash first it up to you..


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I normally just wear the hell out of my jeans until they need a wash but I kept seeing people talking about how these shrink a ton when washed. Is it recommended to wash/shrink these before I wear them? Or can I just do what I normally do and wear them for months with no washes? Will they shrink back to new measurements or shrunken measurements?

If it were me I would get my normal waist size and then soak them in warm water before wearing. Might as well take care of the shrinkage in length right away so you can wash them down the road and not worry about your fades shifting. The waist will stretch back.

How much would you say they shrink in the waist? And inseam?

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@Tatzapper how much they shrink will depend of how much agitation and heat they are subjected to on their wash/soak. But approximately an inch in the waist and an inch on the inseam can be expected. The thigh and knee will tighten around one third of an inch.

If you wear without soaking they will stretch out some and this will mitigate some of the shrinkage, but they will probably shrink past initial measurements still. Some people do this. I have done it myself with XHS and it was fine. I did it with my pair of these and while the waist and inseam were fine, the thigh ended up too tight.

Another potential issue with wearing first and soaking later, is that you will set creases, the denim will start to fade, then post wash the creases will have to form again in a new place and your fades will half moved half an inch.

Getting the sizing right first time, (with the help of the website, forum, and guys at IHUK), and then washing/soaking to get shrinkage out, is the best, most sensible way.
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I’ve noticed these are back in stock. Does anyone have any information on the shrinkage? The website states one inch in the waist and inside leg. I’m unsure whether this is a cold wash or whether a gentle wool wash at 30C would cause more than an inch of shrinkage in the inside leg. I generally don’t cuff jeans and a tag size 31 fits me fine in the indigo version of these jeans. I’m a 29 inside leg so I’m thinking a 30 or 31 inch inside leg. I’m really trying to avoid a hot wash though as it tends to destroy the leather patch.

Hi! One of our other members ran a shrink test, the results can be found here:

https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3939.msg569441#msg569441

We also ran one in house, results here:
https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3939.msg551620#msg551620

Neph speaks the truth as usual. Check out these posts from a couple pages back for reference.

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Thanks for digging those links up @Palmer. Very useful.

@Tatzapper how does the thigh and knee on these work for you? If they look like they will be doable when they have shrunk 0.2-0.3” on a pair with a 34.5” waist then I’d say go for those.