Asked by: Curt Bonnet
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th June, 2020

What size is 501 shrink to fit?

Levi's Shrink-to-Fit (a.k.a. “STF”) tend to shrink about 1-2 inches in the waist and 2-3 inches in length. The waist will mostly stretch back out, but the inseam will not. I would recommend going true to size or buying one size larger in the waist and two sizes larger in the inseam.

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Hereof, how do I get 501 shrink to fit?

  1. Measure up. If you plan to shrink your rigid Levi's 501® jeans in the bathtub, buy your true size in the waist and two sizes bigger in the length.
  2. Relax 'n' soak. Shrink your jeans in a warm bathtub for at least 30 minutes.
  3. A snug fit. A tub shrunk jean will shrink to fit snugly to your body shape.

Also, what is Shrink to fit? Sanforized denim fabric has been pre-shrunk and is designed to shrink no more than 5% after washing. Shrink-to-Fit denim is unsanforized, meaning it hasn't been washed (or pre-shrunk) during the production process. This gives the wearer the liberty to wear as-is or shrink for a custom fit.

People also ask, are all 501 shrink to fit?

Most Levi's STF do not shrink 10% as advertised, many tend to shrink between 6-8% after the first wash. If you buy an anti-fit pair like the 1933's or 1955's 501, shrinking will not change the overall fit of the jean. It will just become smaller but the straight fit will stay a straight fit.

Are Levis shrink to fit raw denim?

Considered the go-to starter pair for raw denim by denimheads, the Levi's 501 Shrink-to-Fit jeans are a smart investment whether you're frugal or snooty. Prior to this, and still true for raw denim today, a pair of jeans would shrink 7 to 10% after the first wash, and continue shrinking slightly on subsequent washes.

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