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My Levi’s 501 Shrink-to-Fit Project

Having recently purchased two new pairs of Levi’s 501® Shrink-to-fit jeans ($66 for both of them, btw), I have finished the first step in Levi’s suggested care steps: “Wear them as long as possible before you wash them.” I’ve worn a pair for six straight days. Now it’s time for the second step: “On the first watch, soak in a capful of Dr. Bronner’s soap for 20 minutes,” which I’m going to do in the bathtub. The hotter the water, the more they shrink.

Levi’s mentioned that it’s normal for the dye to color the water. What they didn’t tell me was that my tub would look like a Smurf was murdered in the tub in Cabin No. 1 at the Bates Motel…

How To Care For Levi’s 501® Shrink-to-Fit Jeans