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I washed my too-big jeans on a normal wash but a long hot rumble shrank them. Sadly, I have regained the weight I lost, and there is no way of enlarging jeans, other than buying the same pair in the same size, just not hot rumbling them to buggery.
<let's get ready to rumble, let's get ready to ru-um-ble...>
I always use the dryer so I buy things a bit too big to allow for shrinkage. Jeans in particular always shrink. They'll often continue to shrink slightly for a few washes. I think they're nicer afterwards.
You would need to wash at 90 to shrink really... Jeans wash easily at 60 but we are brainwashed into washing everything at 40 or less .. The tumble dryer will shrink but this ca be temporary and they loosen with wear..
My mum said that when skinnys were in back in the 80s she and her friends used to sit in a hot bath wearing said jeans and they'd shrink to the exact fit of their legs ... Might liven up a Saturday night?