Hope you all don't mind a noobie joining and starting a thread looking for help, without having contributed first. That said, I'll get right to it.
Got a new denim jacket from American Apparel -- cheap, like $80-90. I usually wear Mediums. However, for this denim jacket, the arm length of Mediums was ridiculously long, and I feel that where the sleeve ends is one of, if not the, most critical fitting aspect of a denim jacket. So, I went ahead and tried a Small. Boom. Perfect arm length -- cut right at the wrist.
I made a bit of an impulse buy, as I was kind of fiending for a denim jacket, even though they've been back in style for a couple years now. I figure I'll get one year of in-style out of it, and I mean they're pretty timeless -- right?
Anyways, the jacket is a little tight at the shoulders. Not egregiously so, but my ability to rotate my arms around is slightly limited. Length-wise it cuts right at my waist, so that's pretty choice too.
On to my questions:
1.) I'd like to stretch out the jacket width-wise, and maybe even just a pinch length-wise. From what I've read, the best way to stretch denim jeans is to soak in warm water and stretch them any way you can. I've just employed that tactic, and will probably give it a second wet-n-stretch later on. It's hang drying right now.
Any other tips on stretching a denim jacket?
2.) I want to wear t-shirts under it, but I wear Medium T's and they are considerably longer than the jacket. I see this is pretty common with denim jackets, but am afraid it will make me look like some punk teenager.
3.) You all feel that denim jackets are "timeless", or as close to timeless as an article of clothing can be?
I'm not even considering taking it back or anything, and I'm pretty excited to integrate it into my weekend wear. I just need to make sure it's sharp as fuck.
I apologize for the lengthy thread, but if I could get any feedback, I would be much appreciative. I look forward to being an active member of this community.