Baldwin Raw Selvage - Page 5
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Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself! My name is David - and as a disclaimer I do work for Baldwin - but I just wanted to let you guys know I will be around to answer any questions you've got about fabrics, design, fit, etc. I work closely with our production team and handle all of the products on a regular basis, so hopefully I can provide insight when needed.
Hey , I was thinking about getting a pair of henley haihara's.... do these raws stretch any? I found a pair with great measurements except the waist will be about 3 inches too tight... so i was seeing if it would stretch to atleast 2 inches... thanks!
I don't typically suggest sizing down any further than that which will allow you to button the waist - but in my experience, the Kaihara does stretch considerably. I have that fabric and it isn't super heavyweight, and it didn't take long to notice a good amount of stretch in the waist.
Hope this helps! You'll love that fabric - it breaks in wonderfully.
Typically anywhere that is tight to begin with will stretch to a certain extent. Obviously the waist is generally going to stretch the most, and the hips and thighs after that - but I have found the knee and calf areas of my Henleys also stretch after a while. You've got to think that anywhere that feels tight feels that way as a result of stress being put on the fabric - which is why the fabric stretches anywhere.
The knees will stretch and mold fairly quickly, and they won't feel so tight when they crease and mold to your movements after several wears.
Good luck and keep us updated on how they're breaking in!
Unfortunately I can't be sure - all of the sourcing for those pieces was done through Gap, and Baldwin really only played a part in the design process. I did get my hands on it, and I can say it certainly felt nicer than the typical Gap selvage, HOwever I can't speak to the origin or ounce weight other than guessing it might be around 12 oz. How are they breaking in?