Leather Shrinkage

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by WolfeMan, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. WolfeMan

    WolfeMan One of the Regulars

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    Ive figured it out, i need 15 posts, so i guess ill go find some interesting threads and be back later.
     
  2. WolfeMan

    WolfeMan One of the Regulars

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    I return with the necessary posts, now maybe i can make this work


    It isn't working. I will figure something out tomorrow after school, i'm fallin asleep at the computer here.
     
  3. deluxestyling

    deluxestyling One of the Regulars

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    Just my thoughts on this Wolfeman...

    I'm now 43 years old and have grown out of tons of fantastic vintage clothes since my teens and I don't mean around my middle. I'm still slim but have just got bigger all over my upper body and over the years have had to let go way too many favourite vintage shirts and jackets.
    You may well find the same so as already mentioned I'd store that jacket away for now and it'll fit given time.
    If you take RT2RCT up on the generous offer of one of his A-2's please update this thread or start a new one and let us all see how it looks...
     
  4. WolfeMan

    WolfeMan One of the Regulars

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    I'm certainly planning on it, as soon as i figure out this private message problem
     
  5. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I've shrunk leather jackets by wetting them and drying them in the sun. But an unintended consequence in one instance is that the acetate lining in one of them did not shrink at all. The leather now fits nicely, but the lining sticks out below the cuffs and I have to keep tucking it in. It also droops below the hem sometimes. Looks goofy.
     
  6. jon z

    jon z One of the Regulars

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    To send 442RCT a Private Message simply click on his user name shewn in orange to the left of any of his posts. A pull-down menu will appear. Click on the Send Private Message option.

    That's a wonderful gesture he has made & an offer I'd take him up on if I were you. Leaves me feeling somewhat heartened that there are people in the World who show this kind of generosity to others with nothing to gain aside from feeling good at helping someone else out. 44RCT you are a real Gent & I applaud you :eusa_clap
     
  7. WolfeMan

    WolfeMan One of the Regulars

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    I have indeed taken him up on his offer, and would like to thank him once more. I'll do a new thread once the jacket arrives to show how its fits. And again, thanks!
     
  8. 442RCT

    442RCT One of the Regulars

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    Wolfe's thank you note

    In case some of you were wondering about Wolfe and his new/used jacket, he PM'd me when he received the jacket to thank me. I don't know what's happened to him since. [huh] Spring break's over and he may have had to go back to school.

     
  9. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Wolfe posted today in another thread. He needs to get us the photographs of his jacket and tell us what he learned from the assignment you gave him.
     
  10. too much coffee

    too much coffee Practically Family

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    Hey 442RCT................How are those tires working out for you? Seriously, very honorable act of kindness you did for the WolfeMan. I applaud your generosity.
    too much coffee out.
     
  11. WolfeMan

    WolfeMan One of the Regulars

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    I have been busy of late, between a root canal and helping move refrigerators, i haven't had time to post too much. (that and procrastination) so i'm off to have my mom take a few photos and will have them up tonight.


    Wolfe
     
  12. apba1166

    apba1166 A-List Customer

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    I'm studying that right now--no jacket needed. Thank you. Started in w/Wikipedia.
     
  13. Speedbird

    Speedbird A-List Customer

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    Hi Pea .... the lad followed instructions well and posted on 442d in the WW2 thread a while ago. It has probably fallen off the bottom of the page now but deserves a bump ;)
     
  14. kasa7

    kasa7 Familiar Face

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    How is that jacket now? Still slim? I've one size 42, and I'm thinking doing the HWT too.
     
  15. Cocker

    Cocker Practically Family

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    7 years! May be an excavation record!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Marv

    Marv A-List Customer

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    Going on 7.5 years and still no sign - the A2 must fit by now.
     
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  17. mygar

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    I think he just wants you to learn... google my man... and what a great offer!
     
  18. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Well, we have now been waiting over 7 years now with no fit photos. I remember when this thread was started and wondering if we would ever see resolution. I guess not. So, Wolfeman, wherever you are, we are still waiting for the photos.
     
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  19. triple-d

    triple-d A-List Customer

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    HAHAHAHAHA........
     
  20. triple-d

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    HAHAHAHAHA........
     

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