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Q: How do I know what size I should buy in Levi’s Shrink-to-Fit (STF)?

Your first foray into unsanforized denim can be tricky. Levi’s Shrink-to-Fit (a.k.a. “STF”) tend to shrink about 1-2 inches in the waist and 2-3 inches in length. The waist will mostly stretch back out, but the inseam will not. I would recommend going true to size or buying one size larger in the waist and two sizes larger in the inseam.

For further reference, read up on our guide to the 501 STF.

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