Does anyone know if there is a good way to STRETCH leather? I have a pair of navy blue gloves that are quite small, but would be PERFECT for Jangos. Any ideas or methods or products for stretching leather would be greatly appreciated!
Wetting them will definitely stretch them but they will shrink slightly when drying out. Different kinds of leathers also have different amounts of stretch so you won't know until you try it. Also you'll have to figure out a way to keep them streched as it dries out. You could try stuffing them full of tissue paper. That will help draw out the extra moisture in the leather & keep the shape. Just change the tissue as it becomes wet.
You can take them to a shoe/glove/leather repair place and have them stretch them. They can do about one size. I would not recommend stretching them yourself unless you know what you're doing. Gloves are made of thin leather, and usually don't all do that well when you get them wet. I tried it before on a pair, wearing them until they were dry, and they just sort of had this hard feeling forever, and the surface did not look as smooth and nice as before. Leather reconditioner didn't fix them.