Question about Eastman Rough Wear

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  1. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    Hi,

    I've recently bought an older (but hardly worn) secondhand Eastman Rough Wear 27752 in a size 46.

    Shoulders and pit to pit are OK and roomy enough but for some reason the sleeves feel very tight, especially when bending my arms.

    Is it because of the (stiff) horsehide not yet worn in or is it the design of the jacket?
     
  2. robrinay

    robrinay Member

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    How big are your arms? A friend can’t get my Eastman A2 sleeves over his biceps and forearms. So long as you can get your arms into the sleeves and there’s some room for manoeuvre the leather should flex and stretch with wear.
     
  3. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    A bit muscular but nothing excessive and my arms will fit in the sleeves. But thanks ! It might be the leather that needs a bit more stretch and flexible
     
  4. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Have similar issues on the wrists...its OK, but quite tight. I only have it on my ELC Roughwear, the Aero and GW Dubow are perfect.
     
  5. s4rmark

    s4rmark Active Member

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    My ELC Roughwear 27752 is a very snug fit on the forearms and I have quite slender arms.
     
  6. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    Guess it's in the design then. Well,, no need to size up for me :)

    Thanks for the replies guys !
     
  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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  8. M3Cavalry

    M3Cavalry Member

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    Good god.
     
  9. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Nice collection. This thread makes me thankful again that I'm period -sized.
    Jack,what are your plans? H2O? Careful kneading and stretching might be best. Maybe H2O with wear following? Have you ever noticed this before?
    Dave
     
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  10. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Only my Aero A-2 went through a HWT.
     
  11. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    But I'm worried most about Jack's elbows!
     
  12. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    Me too :)

    I've started kneading and stretching the leather and it's actually getting better. I should start wearing it but the weather is not very cooperative at this moment.

    If not sufficient enough for me, I will try the water or HWT treatment as well.

    Thanks for your concern Dave !
     
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