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Stretching a Sheepskin Coat (BEKESHA TULUP)

Discussion in 'Ask The Artisan' started by pichi1, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. pichi1

    pichi1 New in Town

    Hello everyone
    I have just bought a russian BEKESHA TULUP coat, also called a M1930 coat
    they are made of thick sheepskin with a nice standing collar.
    But being army issue the sizing was slightly off and its a little tight in the armpit / shoulder area.
    My question is, how can I strech the sheepskin without endangering the stitching on the back?
    Do I just wear it over a thick sweater and move my arms, or do I have to oil / wet it before?
    thanks again
     

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