Alright I got a question--
I got these levis 511, in the rigid tumbled black wash...it fit great but then after I washed them, they shrunk like 3 sizes. Now they look like girls jeans on me.
I don't care much about those jeans anymore, but I am worried about future raw jeans that I get. I got some raw jeans at H&M and they didn't shrink much at all after washing. I don't know which is more normal-- very minor shrinking or very major shrinking. I'm also not sure if the difference has to do with how they were washed. Maybe I left the levis in the dryer too long, but I can't remember enough to know for sure. That is really what the question is about--
If raw jeans are washed and dried with too much heat, are they gonna shrink as much as the levis? Or were the levis made differently from the H&M raw jeans that didn't shrink as much.
Shrinkage doesn't depend as much on the washing method as it does on whether the denim is sanforized (pre-shrunk) or not. Sanforized raw denim doesn't shrink much when you wash it. Unsanforized denim can shrink a lot when you wash it. Your H&Ms were probably sanforized, your Levi's were probably unsanforized.
why do ppl hang their raws a specific way after soak, or wash? and do they hang them like that all the time?? personally i just throw mine on the floor...
People hang their jeans up to dry if they don't want creases to form on the denim while it is drying. If you don't care about getting creases, then it is fine to just throw them on the floor.
Denim does tend to dry a little bit faster when hung rather than thrown on the floor.