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Recently joined and have read the past hundred or so pages pages of this thread, some great information here (and some amazing fades).
Hoping someone can advise me on a new purchase.
Got this LVC 557 today, it was worn and given a cold soak by the original owner.
 

Normally I like to wash anything I buy on ebay but this is only just big enough, I really couldn't lose anything from the arms.
I think my options are?
Wash at 30 with almost no powder
Hand wash in cold water
Forego washing and just air it outside for a bit.

Washing instructions say:
 
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Perhaps the seller already washed it before putting it on ebay? 
If you're going to do it yourself I'd say hand washing would be the safest bet.
Also you can work on stretching out the sleeves while wet. Maybe take a measurement pre wash so you can see if they have actually shrunk any after the wash.
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cheers, I ended up turning it inside out and just wiping with a damp cloth.
I will need to try and stretch the sleeve length a bit though, is there a recommended way to do this?
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A friend who dealt in vintage denim told me that he could get 3-4 inches back by steam ironing a pair of jeans. I'd start with that method on your sleeves.
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Thanks, I will give that a go. I presume I should turn the jacket inside out first?
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Right. I would do it that way for safety. 

Also I'd be attempting to pull on the sleeves while ironing. Perhaps you can clamp the cuff to your ironing board in order to make this easier.
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