So, I have a pair of Kazuyuki Kumagai wool/cashmere (85/15) pants that have become pretty misshapen over time — in particular, the fabric has developed bags along the kneecap and the back of the thigh. The weave has become noticeably stretched out when held up to light through those areas and the seat, as well.
I was thinking that maybe washing them and then putting them on a gentle cycle in the dryer could tighten the weave again, but I'm worried about changing the hand of the fabric. Does anyone have any advice? Should I not bother?
you could always remove them before they're completely dry and see how they're coming along.