Cathy Classics by Cathy Guisewite for October 18, 2020
The great blue jean SHRINKAGE inquisition In the store: Cathy: Are you sure they won't shrink?? Are you positive they won't shrink?? Does a "possible 1/4 inch shrinkage in length" mean a true 1/4 inch. or might it be more like 3/8 inch? If they're "pre-shrunk", why might they shrink at all in length...and if they could shrink in length, couldn't they also shrink in the rear,...and if they did shrink in the rear, would they stretch out right away or stay shrunk? If I wash them in cold and hang to dry, how cool must the room temperature be to prevent "open air shrinkage"... ...And then if I toss them in the dryer to unstiffen them, how many seconds can they tumble on "low" before I risk a "shrinkage-from-completely-dry-fabric" situation?? THESE JEANS MUST NOT SHRINK! At home: Irving: Dark colors. Hot water. Whatever.