drwynn wrote:Problem is...even at my height of nearly 6'1", the waist on these things is nearly down to my a**. I need to shrink these bad boys up a bit...wondering if anyone knows if washing them in hot and drying them will work...or will that shrink them too far?
That's a good question. I'm pretty confident in saying all Big Mac coveralls predating the 1980s are "penn-prest" or "no iron" treated. If your pair is vintage, once this herringbone cloth is stretched or worn out, it's toast. This occurs on heavily utilized pairs or when worn by those who are overweight. If you have a later pair, some are also treated but perhaps the standard twill will give in a bit to heat, though I have not tested this. Also, the waist will sag when the elastic band found within is stretched or worn out. With some sewing disassembly & surgery, you can replace the elastic waistband(s) and retain snugness again, at least in the waist, which will hopefully sit higher, as well.
drwynn wrote:what sizes do Big Macs come in? Is there anything smaller than the 40? I'm imagining there's a 38, but...with my height I'm thinking they'll be too short on the leg.
I've seen Big Mac coveralls sized 34 to 50 & beyond. I've read smaller sizes exist. This number mainly refers to differences in the waist & chest. Height, not so much. Height variation is affected by the letter found after the sizing, "S (small)", "R (regular)" or "L (large)". The height difference in my experience is by an inch e.g. "R" arm/leg inseam measurements could be 19"/29", "S" could be 18"/28" & "L" could be 20"/30". Many also forget that workwear coveralls' sizing usually
is gauged assuming you are wearing street clothes underneath. Physically trying on different pairs of different conditions is really the only way to find that perfect fit that works for you.
drwynn wrote:anyone know where I can get a good Lamont knife replica without having to sell the farm to get it?
Building your own can be fun & something new to experience. I had fun making a few knife props. For the finest & most accurate replicas, James (jc_70) produces them for a moderate cost. You will sometimes find preowned replicas, sometimes those made by JC, on eBay or in the Classifieds on here.