Intentionally shrinking / stretching garments??

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JS12, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. JS12

    JS12 New Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Hi all,

    Just picked up some Maison Kitsune pieces for a good deal but I'm off by one size for a sweater & button down. I believe materials for both are 100% cotton. Pictures/details below:

    The Oxford is a size 37, or XS EU. I'm 5'8" with a slim/athletic build and would better suit a size 38/39. The shirt, as it is, fits a little shorter than I'd like. I've seen articles about "un-shrinking" clothes that get shrunk by the wash, but never anything about intentionally lengthening a shirt using the same process. Has anyone ever attempted the same or encountered a similar dilemma? And how did it turn out?

    The sweater, on the other hand, is a size L. A size M would fit me perfectly. Typically I like to dry clean the pieces I love most, as giving clothes the standard washer/dryer treatment tends to ruin the material in my mind. In this case, the sweater would actually benefit from a little shrinkage. Is the standard practice here to cold wash / tumble dry low? Or any other recommendations that won't affect the fabric as much?

    Thanks in advance. I apologize if any of these questions seem dumb or rudimentary, lol.


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