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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

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Is that Bernie in a kilt in the right
 

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Also general denim question, should I just size down if I don't want the waist to stretch out too much?
In my experience it works best for the waist to be comfortably snug prior to any washing. They should stretch out with wear and then return to about their original measurement after a wash.
 

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@cyc wid it I received the Real McCoy’s full-zip hoodie today and it fits longer than I expected for a Japanese brand. I’m 6’3” with a medium torso and vacillating between 200 and 210 and the XL drapes pretty long and is accommodating in the arms due to the shoulder width being slouchy. I’m going to keep and put through the dryer instead of going down to a L. I’ll let you know if that changes anything.

My measurements laid flat:

- Chest: 24.5”
- Shoulder: 20”
- Length (from hood seam): 28”
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 26”

After a cold wash and dry on low heat:

- Chest: 23.75”
- Shoulder: 19.5”
- Length (from hood seam): 26.75”
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 24.5-24.75”

There was seemingly some shrink after the cold wash, but I didn't measure it then. For my tastes I am glad I went with the XL as the fit is now where I would like it. I can't yet speak to any stretch that may occur with wear.
For anyone following along, I also picked up a Real McCoy's loopwheel crewneck and these are the measurements after a cold wash and drying on a hanger:

Pre

- Chest: 22 1/8th"
- Shoulder: 20”
- Length (from hood seam): 27 3/8th"
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 25"

Post

- Chest: 22.5"
- Shoulder: 20.5”
- Length (from hood seam): 27 6/8th”
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 25 6/8th"
 

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For anyone following along, I also picked up a Real McCoy's loopwheel crewneck and these are the measurements after a cold wash and drying on a hanger:

Pre

- Chest: 22 1/8th"
- Shoulder: 20”
- Length (from hood seam): 27 3/8th"
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 25"

Post

- Chest: 22.5"
- Shoulder: 20.5”
- Length (from hood seam): 27 6/8th”
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 25 6/8th"
So... It expanded?
 

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may actually tighten up a bit when you wear it it got blocked when you dried
 

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It was a vintage find on eBay and a style they do fairly often. It was practically new but <$100 because of a stain on the sleeve, but that usually doesn’t bother me. I see them hovering around $2-400.
I just picked up a new one for a nice discount (hasn't yet arrived), but am not sure about the quality of their present offerings. I like the shade of brown of yours better as well.
 

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