About 2 do my first after a year of wear any recommendations ? Should I soak with only water? Or put them in the machine on hand wash mode?
Hang to dry!
if im a size 30 or 31 waist regularly but a size 32 waist is comfortable in normal jeans, and i wear a 32 length. if i get a pair of petit standards in size 29 will they be okay? i dont want them too tight but from what i'm reading they will stretch out substancially and that they run big as is.
It should be alright, stretching comes from tension so the tighter they are the more they will stretch. Most people size down 1 or 2 (more so 2 I believe) in the PS. It sounds like the NS might be a better option for you if you are looking for a fit not so skinny.
I am contemplating about getting a black pair of apcs but their tagged 29. I am normally about at 29-30 in waist size. will these be loose after stretching? or will they be fine for a loose straight fit?
They will stretch, you should find a smaller pair. If you're looking for a loose straight fit, you'd probably opt for the New Standard. Ideally you'd want to size down 2 so you'd be looking for a 28. It won't be worth it if they end up not looking right!