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How much would you say they shrink in the waist? And inseam?
From the product page:

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But it is not an exact science, which is why we use the word approximately in that bullet.

Apart from what Neph says about the amount of shrinkage being a function of how much agitation is used in the soak/wash, there is variability in the shrinkage of the denim from batch to batch even with in the same roll of fabric. This denim is a woven with a very loose weave on an ancient loom, the looseness of the weave and the tendency of the loom to be inconsistent create variability in tension, thus shrinkage.

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@neph93 @Palmer @Giles thanks for all the replies guys. I’ve been trying to do my research and get the fit exactly how I’d like them but all it did was make me second guess myself even more lol it’s looking like the tag size 32 in these are going to be my closest bet. At 34.7 they should shrink to 33.7 and then back out to the 34.7ish? I feel pretty confident in these numbers, although they may be extremely snug post soak/wash.

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From reading your posts it sounds like the tag size 32 is your best bet. After some wear the waist will stretch back out to the unwashed measurements or maybe even farther. I think it's a good idea to start with the waist being nice and snug to account for the stretch.

I know this can be a bit nerve wracking at first. We've all been there. Don't let it drive you too crazy!

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I’ve been trying to do my research and get the fit exactly how I’d like them but all it did was make me second guess myself even more lol...

This is entirely normal!

Please, please confirm that the thigh will be ok before you proceed though. If you have thighs on the larger side these can be an impossible challenge.

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@Palmer this is exactly what my initial train of thought was but I dug TOO deep! I just got a pair of 777S-21 and really like them but I misjudged and they’re a bit looser than I typically wear so I definitely want to get these right

@neph93 i think I should be just fine when it comes to the thigh. The post-wash thigh measurement should be damn near identical to the pair I’ve been wearing for about a year and a half now. Thanks for looking out though, I definitely appreciate it

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Thanks for the reply. I finally ordered them and am really looking forward to receiving them. I decided to go with the tag size 31 which is approximately a one inch bigger waist than my usual size. I always wear a belt with jeans so a larger waist should be fine. I take a tag 31 in the indigo version but the thighs are slightly tight so the extra room should come in handy. Went for a couple of inches extra length on the inside leg so I’ll cuff them. Re the washing I’ll probably do a cold hand wash with a mild denim detergent.

Update: received them today. A really nice fit, I’m glad I opted for the same tag size as the indigo 555-01 version.
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