This Shrink-to-Fit Calculator Will Change the Way You Buy Jeans Forever

Did you know the way you care for your jeans should determine the size you need? Let us explain: A pair of raw-denim jeans typically shrinks 7% to 10% after the first wash and continues to conform to the wearer’s body after every wash and wear. That’s why it’s crucial to keep shrinkage in mind when buying a pair of raw-denim jeans.

According to the Levi’s 501 shrink-to-fit calculator, there are three main care methods (including how to shrink your jeans at home) that determine the size you should purchase. Thankfully, the brand’s denim experts created a handy guide to reference when searching for your perfect fit. Scroll through to learn more tips on how to determine your true denim size and how to shrink your jeans.