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Offline Colonel Buckshot

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weight loss effect on uniform
« on: March 18, 2009, 11:16:57 PM »
I just started weight watcher and lost 7.6lb in the first week.  In a year i hope to drop down from a XXL to a L.  About how many sizes can a uniform frock coat be brought down? 
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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 06:17:24 AM »
Oh, making a uniform smaller is no problem. Mine seem like they get smaller all by themselves just hanging in the closet. (BTW, that weight you lost? I found it. you can have it back if you want.)  ;D
Seriously though, depending on how much you loose, you have a couple of options. You can have it taken in. A good seemstress can do wonders. Or you can shrink it. Some wools will shrink a lot just from the sweat you soak it with in the summer. Others won't shrink much even soaked in HOT water. I'd save the shrink option to use if the tailor can't take it in enough. And then I'd be very carefull about it. You could go from a XXL to a childs Sm. in a twinkling  :o
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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 07:00:54 AM »
I would say be careful how much you take in and ask the semastress if she can keep the xtra fabric vice slicing it away.

Once the excess is cut your uniform is smaller and with some exceptions very hard to make larger again.

My Mom has done amazing things with arm length and back area work where she left extra fabric to lets things out or lower sleeves when needed.

Saves money when weight comes back or say your new work out routine adds more shoulder and back muscle mass.

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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 11:20:34 AM »
PR, I don't ever have to worry about takin' up clothes, It's always about letting them out. It's hard for me to take weight off and keep it off. I really like to eat and with diabetes it's hard to mamage my weight on a regular basis.
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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 11:41:10 PM »
My niforms fit quite well in the winter. They begin to get baggy by Fall.


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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 09:19:56 AM »
By all means - talk to a seamstress or a tailor and ask about having darts put into the garment.

A 'dart' is a sewn-over fold, used to alter fit without removing fabric and in the case of wool, is a good way to ensure your uniform's fit.

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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 11:17:48 AM »
Why do you want your uniform to fit properly anyway, do you have something against realism?

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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2009, 09:40:08 PM »
Why do you want your uniform to fit properly anyway, do you have something against realism?

Reminds me of the cartoon of the Supply Sergeant handing a stack of clothing across to a recruit while saying: 
"If any of this fits, bring it back and I'll exchange it ...."
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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2009, 04:06:39 PM »


I thought uniforms were supposed to fit like this...(Old Top) He tells me my clothes are always too tight. Old Top often looks like a bag of rocks..heheheh   but I guess he likes room to move around..

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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2009, 09:40:24 PM »
Curly,

At least the gunbelt does not fall off anymore

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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2009, 10:13:02 PM »
... or say your new work out routine adds more shoulder and back muscle mass.

Yeah, that must be what happened to me... ::) ::)

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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009, 12:05:53 AM »
Yes but mine is starting to ( I have lost 10lb since I retired...) the wifey is upset..

and I just love that pix of you.....so much leather....

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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2009, 01:12:55 PM »
DN, how are ya pard?

With the new USCG weigh-in system my work out routine has doubled.

I weigh less and have less body fat; however, my shoulders and back have expanded some.

C'est la vie!!

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Re: weight loss effect on uniform
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2009, 12:47:16 PM »
Reminds me of the cartoon of the Supply Sergeant handing a stack of clothing across to a recruit while saying: 
"If any of this fits, bring it back and I'll exchange it ...."

Yep!

You have to go to China somethine. The security gaurds have one size uniform that's garanteed not to fit anyone!

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