Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-19-14, 07:09 PM   #1
IndianaRecRider 
LET'S RIDE!!
Thread Starter
 
IndianaRecRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Hoosier State
Bikes: 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4
Posts: 1,041
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Shrinking a jersey

( If the powers that be believe that this belongs in the "general" forum, please transfer it over to there. However, since a Clyde is asking the question and it involves a Clyde sized jersey, I figured I'd ask it here first. )

What is the best way, assuming of course that there even IS a way, to shrink a jersey?

Was given a XXXL jersey by my brother and while (for now anyways) a XXXL is the right size for me, this one is a little baggy. With this (new) journey I've undertaken to lose weight, this jersey will only get baggier as the pounds come off. I don't want to hurt my brother's feelings by not wearing it, but I just don't like how it fits me at the moment.

I'm hoping there's some way to shrink it a little bit without damaging it. If anyone has any tips, suggestions and/or comments, I'd sure appreciate hearing them. Thanks is advance.

__________________
Cycling....if you're not having fun, you're definitely doing it wrong!!
Please visit my ride video page at.... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrH...W_KbTZTJFZE5QA
Go Red Riders!!


IndianaRecRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-14, 07:32 PM   #2
BikeAnon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 176
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A) More chocolate
B) Lose a bunch of weight quickly, frame the jersey, hang it on the wall and thank your brother for the inspiration to lose weight.

Either way, problem solved, and brother not offended.


C)....to show I'm not a total wiseass..... How To Shrink Polyester Spandex Made Man
BikeAnon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-14, 07:59 PM   #3
islandseas
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Victoria, B.C. Canada
Bikes: Trek 7.3 WSD
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't think you can shrink your jersey unless it's made from cotton or wool. Synthetics don't shrink in my experience. You could get it altered though.

Karen
islandseas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-14, 08:48 PM   #4
1speeder
Senior Member
 
1speeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes: 2005 Bianchi Freccia Celeste, 2006 Salsa Dos Niner, 2011 Niner Jet 9, 2012 Marin Team CXR 29er, 2013 Rocky Mountain 950 Element, 2013 Jamis Coda Comp, 1993 Santana Rio, 1996 Santana Sovereign
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Most of my jersey's don't fit or fit tight, I blamed my wife but then realized my leather belt was also out a notch or two

Riding to lose weight,
Mike
1speeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-14, 05:53 AM   #5
IndianaRecRider 
LET'S RIDE!!
Thread Starter
 
IndianaRecRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Hoosier State
Bikes: 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4
Posts: 1,041
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikeAnon View Post
A) More chocolate

B) Lose a bunch of weight quickly, frame the jersey, hang it on the wall and thank your brother for the inspiration to lose weight.

Either way, problem solved, and brother not offended.


C)....to show I'm not a total wiseass..... How To Shrink Polyester Spandex Made Man
Option A wouldn't be hard to accomplish....at least today anyways. All those chocolate bunnies just waiting to be devoured. Think there may even be a bunny or two around my place.

Option B just might work. I like it.

Option C sounds pretty simple. Think I'll give it a try later on today.



Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

__________________
Cycling....if you're not having fun, you're definitely doing it wrong!!
Please visit my ride video page at.... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrH...W_KbTZTJFZE5QA
Go Red Riders!!


IndianaRecRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-14, 06:14 AM   #6
MatCartmill
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Trek FX 7.2 Disc, Trek Domane 4 Series Carbon
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndianaRecRider View Post
Option A wouldn't be hard to accomplish....at least today anyways. All those chocolate bunnies just waiting to be devoured. Think there may even be a bunny or two around my place.

Option B just might work. I like it.

Option C sounds pretty simple. Think I'll give it a try later on today.



Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

If you do try that method, please let me know your outcome. I'm looking to do the same, but my wife's mother recommended against that method, and she's all up fabrics and sewing and whatnot.
MatCartmill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 07:25 PM   #7
IndianaRecRider 
LET'S RIDE!!
Thread Starter
 
IndianaRecRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Hoosier State
Bikes: 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4
Posts: 1,041
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MatCartmill View Post
If you do try that method, please let me know your outcome. I'm looking to do the same, but my wife's mother recommended against that method, and she's all up fabrics and sewing and whatnot.
Well, didn't get a chance until this morning to give this a try. Didn't work. Sent it thru the washer and dryer twice, and there was no change in the fit either time. Guess I'll just wear it as is.

__________________
Cycling....if you're not having fun, you're definitely doing it wrong!!
Please visit my ride video page at.... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrH...W_KbTZTJFZE5QA
Go Red Riders!!


IndianaRecRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:23 AM.