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Cotton shirt Stretching

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by naturlaut, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior Member

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    After comparing original measurements and actual measurements on a shirt (Thomas Mason Goldline fabric) that I've had for about 2 years, I found that it has stretched about 1/2" to 1". So instead of shrinking, it stretches. Is it normal?
     


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    stache Senior Member

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    I have found that cotton stretches at stress points but bounces back after a wash/dry. Very interesting regarding your shirt.
     


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    kolecho Distinguished Member

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    I noticed my jeans are quite tight when I first wear them after laundering, but after a few wears they become loose.

    My cotton shirts shrunk at different rates, depending on the type of material.
     


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    Shirtmaven Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Cotton will stretch sometimes rather then shrinking.

    Where did you notice the stretching?
    Collar?
    Sleeves?
    body?

    Which fabric was it?
    A twill,royal oxford, or Broad cloth?

    Carl
     


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