Originally Posted by nixda
I just received this jacket and vest (Denim work). Bought them based on the photo below. Immediately washed them to give them a better look and loosen up the fabric a bit. I don't think they shrank much if any. The one thing I find funny is that there is a hook and loop on the collar so one can close it up in bad weather, but there is no way unless you have a 12" neck size. Even in the photo below you can see that the collar is too small to close all the way around the neck. Not sure why they didn't just leave the loop and hook off.
Either way. Very nice jacket and vest.
Glad it looks good after being washed
I must say I am absolutely delighted with how my linen denim work pocket jacket and Hospital vest from SS11 turned out after washing on 40 degrees
It has shrunk a little and ruffled up along the reinforcement tapes so now they fit like a glove and look so much better - should have done it a couple of years ago
It doesn't work for the thick Turner canvas jackets and vests though as I washed a Cabourn turner canvas AW11 hospital vest and it didn't shrink and left it looking quite unappealing so I had to completely repress it with a steam iron on top of a cloth to get it looking right
I have just had my Turner cotton canvas AW11 unlined Tenzing jacket dry cleaned and the finish was much better