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Get modern running clothes, not '70s technology. Try Pearl Izumi, or locally, MEC. I run 40k a week in all kinds of weather and never have a static problem. BTW I'm not rack thin either
Quote: Have we lost a sense of fashion and flair that our grandparents had? I don't think so at all, styles and tastes have shifted, that's all. What most would consider a stuffy formal suit today was considered leisure wear way back when; denim was considered pure workwear to be used and abused; bathing suits with calves exposed was considered risque, etc. What was once considered normal is now abnormal (and vice versa, of course.) Give it some...
Yup, starch washes out, that's why you have to keep applying it all the time. Is the shirt 100% cotton?
Quote: Then on a Saturday or Sunday, I power up the iron and sit for about 3 hours and iron them. Watch TV to pass the time as the results are well worth it. 3 hours?. How long does it take you to iron a shirt? Or maybe I should say, how many shirts do you have to iron?
Personally I stay away from all white shoes... which are trendy these days, but does anyone else think they remind them of their grandparents's shoes? Anyway, my "all black" stealth shoes of choice are last year's Reebok Answer 5 lows - tough to find (lots in outlets and in sale racks though) but they're all black and insanely comfortable. The black/grey mid version is only slightly more noticeable and equally comfortable. I also have a pair of Air Jordan XVIII lows, and...
I had the same problem with a Zegna shirt given to me as a gift. Neck fits fine, but the rest of the shirt is way too huge... sleeves are too long, body too baggy. It's possible to made alterations (taper the shirt inwards) but IMHO if the fit is not good at the shoulders and armpit, it's not worth the trouble. Putting the shirt in the dryer may shrink it a bit, but it's impossible to selectively shrink parts of the shirt and not shrink others (if the neck fits fine, it...
How is the buckle attached? I've made belts with rivets, it's possible to drill out the rivet and re-attach the buckle, but really, it's ten times easier to just punch a new hole. There's a tool specifically made for the job (a leather punch ), should be available at any Home Depot.
Easiest way to stop shrinking is to not use a dryer. Spin cycle most of the water out, then hang dry. If you don't have the time/patience for that, try a low dryer setting. The prime source of shrinkage is heat.
Quote: Regarding opening buttonholes when doing sleeve shortening, I can't provide you with an answer as your tailor is not telling you enough to explain why.  I see no reason why a buttonhole can't be opened, unless, of course, when he does the shortening he folds too much of the sleeve fabric into the lining.   It depends on the suit, but usually there's very little "play" in shortening/lengthening sleeves. Only the bottom hem of the sleeve should...
Quote: there is actually a cold water liquid detergent out now that is specifically made for washing dark colours so they don't fade, and i cannot think of the name of it but it's in with the woolite type of detergents (it has a name like 'dark colour wash') I've used that stuff before - the version marketed as Zero (I think that's what Woolite is called in Canada.) I don't think it made any difference, really - clothes that bleed still bled, maybe...
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