How to shrink raw denim jeans

Managing the shrinkage yourself allows the denim to conform to your unique body. The payoff is a pair of jeans with a custom-made fit. No tailor necessary.
Of course, that means how you wash your Shrink-To-Fit™ jeans for the first time is crucial. We recommend sticking to one of these three tried-and-true methods.

1. GO OLD SCHOOL
The bathtub rumors are true. This classic technique requires you to buy your jeans true to size in the waist and two sizes up in length. Put them on, hop into a warm bath and then just kick back and relax for at least 30 minutes. When you’re done soaking, keep them on until they’re dry.

2. SIMPLIFY IT
You can just machine wash and dry your jeans. If you choose the machine route, we recommend ordering up. For your waist, size up 1” and for your inseam, increase 3".

3. KEEP IT REAL
For the purist who likes their denim unwashed, there’s no need to size up. Buy them true to size. Wear. Repeat.

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