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Clothes Shrink

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Discussion Time
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  • PrinzessileinPrinzessilein Forumite
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    Joggers are usually elastic waisted...it's not too difficult a task to cinch the elastic it an inch or so, so that the joggers still fit.

    The hoodies I would leave...nothing wrong with wearing a hoodie one size too big.

    I used to squeeze myself into a 5XL ...the largest size I could get....joogers and sweats (not much 'fancy' stuff in the larger sizes!!!) as I lost weight I took the joggers in rather than try to shrink them...and then proudly bought my next pair in a size smaller.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    I used to squeeze myself into a 5XL ...the largest size I could get....joogers and sweats (not much 'fancy' stuff in the larger sizes!!!)
    I find this ironic. Joggers are named with their original design in mind, ie for jogging. I am guessing that jogging is not the favourite leisure activity of someone that wears a 5XL, nor anything else that is designed to accommodate "sweating".

    Brisk walking I'm okay with; anything else that has a higher impact on the joints is bad news, especially if carrying excess weight.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
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    Boil wash as it used to be called shrink clothes like nobodies business. Modern washing machines do not go up to a boil wash no where near it.
  • 60 Degree wash followed by a tumble drying at a hot temperature. Repeat this multiple times until comfortable.
  • NaughtiusMaximusNaughtiusMaximus Forumite
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    It's only one size down, it's not as if you've gone from XXL to M, still perfectly wearable as house clothes
  • MariscoMarisco Forumite
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    I find this ironic. Joggers are named with their original design in mind, ie for jogging. I am guessing that jogging is not the favourite leisure activity of someone that wears a 5XL, nor anything else that is designed to accommodate "sweating".

    Brisk walking I'm okay with; anything else that has a higher impact on the joints is bad news, especially if carrying excess weight.
    You really are something else aren't you? Do you actually think before you post?
  • BelenusBelenus Forumite
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    A Psychiatrist for your clothes?

    Are they depressed?
    A man walked into a car showroom.
    He said to the salesman, “My wife would like to talk to you about the Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
    Salesman said, “We haven't got a Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
    The man replied, “You have now mate".
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Marisco wrote: »
    You really are something else aren't you? Do you actually think before you post?
    I speak my mind.

    In my world, sports attire is for sporting activity and it is vastly underused for this purpose.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • HerzlosHerzlos Forumite
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    I speak my mind.
    And your mind seems like a nasty place to be.

    In my world, sports attire is for sporting activity and it is vastly underused for this purpose.


    It is, but it's also pretty comfortable lounge wear. Who's to say someone who's a 5XL (for whatever reason) isn't going jogging?
  • NaughtiusMaximusNaughtiusMaximus Forumite
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    I speak my mind.

    You call it speaking your mind, I call it being uneccesarily b!tchy for the hell of it.
    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    In my world, sports attire is for sporting activity and it is vastly underused for this purpose.

    So you think items of clothing derived from sportswear should only be worn by people who engage in sport?

    Using the same logic do you also believe jeans should only be worn by cowboys?
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