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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #165 on: October 07, 2021, 03:54:29 pm »
My advice is to get an L. 

1 Wash it at 30C
2 Try it on and see if it has shrunk enough
3 Yes, go to 6, If not go to 4
4 add 10C to the washing temp and wash again
5 Go to 2
6 Stop
 
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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #166 on: October 07, 2021, 04:15:27 pm »
I find that the UHFs get less soft with washing.  When they are new, the inside feels almost like Cashmere.  After several washes, that soft hair feeling is no longer then.  However, that may help you if it's the hair-like quality that you're sensitive to.

Sensitivity to fabric is dependent on (1) average fiber thickness (2) maximum fiber thickness and (3) your sensitivity.  I would assume in this case it's (3) which is the driving force.  I'm extremely sensitive to wool shirts but have no trouble with the UHFs.

I posted a few pages back my results from washing my M at 30 deg.  You can expect some shrinkage in the length and sleeves but pretty much none in the chest.

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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #167 on: October 09, 2021, 08:37:26 pm »
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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #168 on: October 10, 2021, 11:23:35 am »
This really is a beautiful shirt - the purple and light blue are such a great combo. But, I've been going back and forth on the fit across the chest. It's ever so slightly snug under the armpits. Back looks fine which would suggest the fit is still good, but shrinkage could be a problem.

I'm not sure a size up is going to be a solution (if I can even source an XXL) so is there any chance this stretches? I appreciate I can take care washing it, but thought I'd ask about the likelihood of some given in the fabric.

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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #169 on: October 10, 2021, 11:38:17 am »
I do not think it will stretch. If you feel is tight, you will be better off to go up a size, because you can definitely shrink it some, by washing it in hot water and drying it in the dryer. Post some fit pictures if you dont mind so the experts in the forum can chime in. It all depends on the fit you are trying to achieve.

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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #170 on: October 10, 2021, 11:42:40 am »
Try wearing it when damp and applying pressure to the area you want to loosen up.

Sizing up might be the way to go like yannis said.

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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #171 on: October 10, 2021, 11:45:22 am »
Generally, shirts don’t stretch.  The tension placed on them is not enough.  The only exception I’ve seen is in the elbows.

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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #172 on: October 10, 2021, 11:49:41 am »
I have stretched a uhf in the chest before but it's a pain in the arse and needs to be done after every wash or soak. I wouldn't recommend it. If I could get a do over, I would size up.

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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #173 on: October 10, 2021, 03:02:16 pm »
Size up for sure! UHF shrinks in the wash, and if needed shrinks even more in the dryer. Unless the measurements are generous, sizing up is my MO for these.


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IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #174 on: October 12, 2021, 01:37:11 am »
Favorite UHF yet




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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #175 on: October 17, 2021, 11:59:47 am »
Thanks for your advice @yannis @BD81 @sabergirl. I tried it on again with a tee underneath and I'm going to keep it. Room to spare in the back and across the shoulders so I think I'll be ok. It's too nice to miss out on.

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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #176 on: October 17, 2021, 06:17:39 pm »
Picked up a large from @Danny RnH Rivet and Hide today. Great service and cool shirt. It's got a little bit of room so hope it doesn't shrink too much. I'll stick to cold washes  ;D

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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #177 on: October 17, 2021, 11:17:18 pm »
I broke down and got myself a large


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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #178 on: October 18, 2021, 12:28:38 am »
Somebody with lots of UHF experience pipe up about this “scratchy” phenomenon that folks are reporting. I am baffled, and can’t imagine it.


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Re: IHSH-309-PUR - Ultra Heavy Flannel Western Shirt - Classic Check - Purple
« Reply #179 on: October 18, 2021, 01:06:57 am »
@sabergirl no offense to anyone.... But I'd attribute that scratchy talk to one's own personal idiosyncrasies... The purple UHF is literally the softest UHF ever. I have owned ten if them or so. Might be some autoimmune thing or dry skin or whatever. The shirt is luxuriously soft in every sense. Perfect in every conceivable way.