Shrinking a pair of khaki pants may be your best strategy if you purchased them too big, had a recent weight loss, inherited a pair from a larger friend or simply stretched a pair out by wearing them a lot. Khaki fabric is all natural and made from cotton, which makes it especially easy to shrink. With a few basic tips, you can shrink your khakis and slip on a pair of pants that fit.
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Wash khaki pants in the hottest wash cycle you have on your machine. The hot water will help shrink the cotton fibers.
Dry the khaki pants on the highest heat possible for about 20 minutes.
Remove the pants from the dryer and check them to make sure they are completely dry. They should come out of the dryer feeling hot.
Repeat the process if they have not shrunk to your liking.