Advice for stretching bunched A-2 waist knits

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Fiver64, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Fiver64

    Fiver64 One of the Regulars

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    Hello All, Hoping one of you A-2 jacket-junkies can shed some light on a proper way to safely stretch the waistband knits so the jacket doesn't have that bunched-up look in the back. Here's a photo of the bunching that I'm talking about. This particular jacket is Rough Wear from THE FEW. Awesome jacket, just don't like how tight the waistband feels. Tends to make the jacket ride up above the waistline (don't get me wrong...happy to still have a waistline!) when wearing so I have to keep pulling it down.

    BUT........I don't want to end up with that saggy, over-stretched look either. Is there a happy medium than anyone has had success trying?
     

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  2. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Generally by wearing it. But you can hasten the loosening process by zipping up the jacket and sliding it over a large cushion or a duffle bag or something a little wider than your hips that gently stretches the knits. Leave for a few days.
     
  3. Fiver64

    Fiver64 One of the Regulars

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    That makes sense. My mind was leaning in the direction of soaking or steaming, etc. But I'll give that a try for a week or so. Thanks!
     
  4. Cyber Lip

    Cyber Lip Practically Family

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    if you soak it it may shrink, and/or take on a wavy appearance and/or a crappy fuzzy appearance. I'd avoid water
     
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  5. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Those are some seriously tight knits. Looks as though they may be too small for that jacket.
     
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  6. Fiver64

    Fiver64 One of the Regulars

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    Agreed, Peacoat. I was almost thinking of having the knits replaced. Any idea who would do a good job? The leather is amazing, and the knits are accurate, just too tight.
     
  7. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Dena at Great Leather would do an excellent job. She is also a member here.

    https://www.greatleather.com/ship.htm
     
  8. Fiver64

    Fiver64 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for the info! Going to ship it off to her ASAP.
     

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