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Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« on: July 13, 2020, 08:31:55 pm »
Over the spring, I’ve put on a few kilos (3-4), and my habit of sizing down 888’s for a slimmer leg has come back to bite me on the (increasingly large) ass. My IH-888-XHSib and IH-888-UHR  are the main problem. I can get them on and everything fits fine, but towards the end of the day the waistband starts biting.

I’ll lose the weight again come the autumn, but I wanted to wear my UHR on holiday and it was annoying me. I remembered a forum user from way back (possibly @Haddtoo 555 ) talked about mechanically stretching pairs of IH so he could have a slimmer leg and top block but a comfy waist. I decided to experiment.

Long story short, a garage jack and a tailored (excuse the pun), length of 2x4 is all I needed:






Obviously, the risk is to post of the articulated button at the waistband, so I was careful to keep an eye on it and go slowly. When I didn’t want to risk more pressure I left the jeans under tension for 10mins. The resultat stretch was around 2cm.






Much comfier.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 08:33:34 pm by neph93 »

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 01:49:40 am »
Haha that's awesome!  :D

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 02:06:25 am »
I tried stretching the waist on a pair a lot like this just with my arms strength while I was wearing them and I ripped the button off. Haha

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 10:08:07 am »
@neph93

That idea did pop in my head, but never tried it. I have a waist stretcher, I do put on weight then lose in Ramadan
Fasting for 30 days give and take.

Also that the right way to stretch the rather than side way, less chance ripping the button
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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 10:37:37 am »
Did you make them wet before stretching?

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 01:03:02 pm »
I have done both wet and dry


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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2020, 01:05:44 pm »
Did you make them wet before stretching?
I did not. If you set it up right you can have focus on the button post to make sure it takes the strain OK.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2020, 01:36:53 pm »

Also that the right way to stretch the rather than side way, less chance ripping the button


I actually turned the jeans around and tested all directions. The problem with using the jack with the jeans sideways is the strain it places on the side seams. The best way was with the jeans in the opposite position to the picture so the button is in top. Complete control then.

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2020, 02:44:27 pm »
Neph93
your right. 

Gonna try it...  ;)


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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2020, 06:27:12 pm »
@neph93
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It worked I did your method

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Got it bigger on waist line, didn’t pop the button.

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2020, 07:04:04 pm »
Ha! Pleased it worked out for you. Jalebi in Gosport one day maybe?  Cheers Mo.

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2020, 07:18:12 pm »
Yes it will be Jalebi for you.. most definitely in Gosport..  ;)

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2020, 01:58:12 pm »
I’ll play
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The “jaws of life.” Perhaps in this case “jawns of life?”
337,230 pounds (1,500 kn) of spreading force which means it is rated to stretch up to 25oz denim.  :)

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Re: Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2020, 02:14:10 pm »
... or kill it.
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Mechanical waistband stretching anyone?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2020, 02:15:22 pm »
I’ll play


You’ll win! I love it.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2020, 02:19:43 pm by neph93 »