Mine is holding up will try to post a few images tomorrow as it is starting to get more wear with the cold weather. You can assure your self if a quality control issue was there i would be waving a flag
Mine is fine. Its stitched together well and the form is holding up and getting nice patina. But it does seem to have lost its water repellent ability. But I have used it crawling under the car and shit so. Its a little dirty but I actually love it. Will see if it ever get light enough to take some pics. We are entering the cave-season where the sun dont shine.
Post by whiskeyriver on Jun 29, 2015 16:16:37 GMT -6
Hey, speaking of truckers, what is the consensus on sizing for those?
My favorite jacket, a Barbour Drover Sylkoil, is a "Large" 47" chest and it's juuuust a little large. But the Large Gustin trucker is 46". But the XL is 48 1/2", which seems like it might be way too big.
No, I have to go slim XL, and suffer some bagginess. Or, less-fittedness I should say.
Makes it tough to order Japanese anything as far as tops go. Their "XXL" is usually a little over 19" wide, which works, but too baggy in the stomach. SugarCane "Size 5" Twill and workshirts are the only thing I've found that work for me other than IH of course.
Since it was filthy I was thinking of washing it, even tho you shouldnt, but I kinda use it as I hate it anyways (I dont, but its a wear and tear jacket). It also looked to have lost most of the wax and had become kinda light. I came to my senses tho and just did a hot soak for 30mins. The tub got dirty so it was a goos idea.
So then I centrifuged it slightly to get rid of water, and then tumbled for just 5mins to get it hot and then I hung it in the drying room (wich is warm but not hot).
Today when I got it it was *darker* !! I almost couldnt believe it. It looks like the treatment brought out the wax and maybe the tumble warmed it and spread it evenly. Its insane but its wetter to the touch now and very dark. Sure there are some spots here and there that arent as dark, but it was like this before also.
It did shrink a little but not enough. It shrank too much in the armopening-straps and arms tho so I had to stretch these and it was kinda hard since the armopening-bands are very tough. It worked tho and is now perfect! But caution to those with large lower arms.