Yesterday I finally gave in to the calls of the TCB 50s style Type 2 jacket.
I came home after work and gave this unsanforized beauty a little bath to take out the initial shrink and make it fit just that much better.
Here are my results.
Pre Soak size 40 fit
Pit - Pit 21"
sleeve length 27"
I used lukewarm water with a soak time of 20 minutes.
Results Post Soak.
Pit - Pit 20" loss of 1"
Shoulders 18.5" loss of .5"
Length 27.25" loss of .75"
sleeve length 26.5" loss of .5"
I think I'd still like the Sleeves to shrink up a little bit more, but I'm going to start putting some time into it and see how it comes up over the next few weeks.