Little whipper - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
No, they do not shrink permanently, they just get better with time, lemme explain. The fabric tightens with every wash and then as you wear throughout the day it loosens. Just like with all linen and cotton linen blends these get softer with every wear and wash. Yes they seem when you first get them a little too fitted, even knowing how this fabric wears i too panicked a bit and wondered if I should have sized up to a M from a small, but rest assured these will be bagged out 2-3 inches in length and width within a wear. I personally LOVE these pants I wish I would have bought them in at least three more colors. They are so comfortable and I hope they restock these so I can do just that. It is a very versatile, flowy pant I just adore. Like I’d pay $60-120 for these anywhere else.