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    I've worn Levi's 527s for a while, but recently I've realized how much they are lacking room in the crotch area and aren't the most comfortable jeans. So i stopped by target today and got some straight fit wranglers. I like them, fit me nicely. Although, this was after church and I was in "real" shoes. Got home and took them off and tried them back on I noticed how much they hang to the ground (not vibram friendly, and these are suppose to be my comfort jeans). I'm use to being a 30x32, but with these I was wondering if I need to go to a 30x30? (I'm 5'10ish/11). Do jeans shrink lengthwise? The Levi's i have haven't changed from rack to washer/dryer. Straight fit, boot cut, they feel different. I guess my question is it to be expected to go from one style/fit to another and need a "different size"?

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    if men's jeans are anything like women's jeans, yes. clothing sizes are so frustratingly fickle depending on the style/fit. if everything feels good except the length, you could always hem the legs just a little.
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    • #3
      Remember to try them on barefoot in the future for VFF wear.

      Hem or a shorter size... 30x30 or 30x31(IF they make in-betweens)

      From one ban to the next there is always some variation.
      Not as bad with men's as with women's, but still happens
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      • #4
        If you have a pair you really love and want to be able to wear with VFFs and regular shoes, you can get some small S-biners, clip one side to your shoe and the other to the back of the pant cuff. It keeps them from dragging but means that you don't have to hem them if you want to still wear them with a regular shoe now and then.

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        Otherwise I'd just buy a little shorter or have them hemmed. I tend to have the opposite problem and hate it when my jeans shrink so that my ankles stick out the bottom. They will shrink in length normally, so you might be able to shrink your new ones with a trip through the dryer. Also, different styles and brands will definitely be longer/shorter despite having the same length on the tag, partly because the cut will affect how they fall, but also because they're just not very consistent.
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        • #5
          The wranglers felt better a size smaller. As long as they don't shrink they should be fine.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Owly View Post
            If you have a pair you really love and want to be able to wear with VFFs and regular shoes, you can get some small S-biners, clip one side to your shoe and the other to the back of the pant cuff. It keeps them from dragging but means that you don't have to hem them if you want to still wear them with a regular shoe now and then.
            Funny, I had no idea what you were talking about. I did a google search and clicked on images and look at what I found. Google Image Result for http://birthdayshoes.com/media/blogs/bdayshoes/2010_Photos/pantsonground/Sbiner_KSO_underneath.jpg

            Exactly what you were talking about. It made much more sense when I physically saw what you were talking about.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Call Me Twitchy View Post
              I've worn Levi's 527s for a while, but recently I've realized how much they are lacking room in the crotch area and aren't the most comfortable jeans. So i stopped by target today and got some straight fit wranglers. I like them, fit me nicely. Although, this was after church and I was in "real" shoes. Got home and took them off and tried them back on I noticed how much they hang to the ground (not vibram friendly, and these are suppose to be my comfort jeans). I'm use to being a 30x32, but with these I was wondering if I need to go to a 30x30? (I'm 5'10ish/11). Do jeans shrink lengthwise? The Levi's i have haven't changed from rack to washer/dryer. Straight fit, boot cut, they feel different. I guess my question is it to be expected to go from one style/fit to another and need a "different size"?
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              • #8
                Good grief. Hardware to wear your jeans? Just roll them up when you wear the Vibrams.
                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                  Good grief. Hardware to wear your jeans? Just roll them up when you wear the Vibrams.
                  Normally I would have done that, but the previous pair were two inches longer than the jeans I already have which almost touch the floor when barefoot.

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                  • #10
                    They will shrink. Even my stretch Gloria Vanderbilt jeans have 'lost' about 2 inches in length. Just throw them in the dryer a few times~

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nady View Post
                      They will shrink. Even my stretch Gloria Vanderbilt jeans have 'lost' about 2 inches in length. Just throw them in the dryer a few times~
                      Really? Two inches? Dang.... it's been a long time since I've bought jeans, and I started wearing Vibrams AFTER they shrunk, apparently... I hate clothes shopping haha...

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                      • #12
                        I have never had a pair of jeans that shrunk that much. Rolling them has also not worked for me since mine are very wide at the bottom (almost bell bottom wide). I have used a safety pin to keep them off the ground...

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                        • #13
                          Sizing changes slightly from brand to brand, and depending on style. Over the years some companies gradually changed their sizes in order to make it so the obese don't feel bad.

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                          • #14
                            I finally managed to find some stuff on Walmart.com, and one person said they don't shrink, and another said they are longer than marked (30x32 measures 30x34) to allow for shrinkage (what the heck?). So I'm definitely confused on their sizing. Normal shoes would be no problem, but I don't want to step on them when wearing vibrams (which is almost all I wear when not at work now).

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                            • #15
                              I roll all my pants up no matter whether they are bell bottoms or what. I'm short and I'm too lazy to hem. Another thing I've done is roll them under and staple them.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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