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My canvassed suit is bubbling? WTF?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I had just gotten my Canali suit back from the dry cleaners, and it seems that there are small signs of bubbling at the lapels, as well as some more noticable bubbles at the midchest area.

I thought that by paying more by buying a fully canvassed suit (from their boutique on 25 Broad), bubbling was a thing that I'd never again encounter. Whats going on??!!

Thanks

P.S. I definitely do feel the canvass when I pinch the suit, so I know I wasn't deceived by the salesman or anything...
post #2 of 13
Sounds like it got wet?
post #3 of 13
It couldn't bubble if it were fully canvassed now, would it?
post #4 of 13
Maybe the stitching shrank. Is is puckering at the edge of the lapels?
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Bravo idfnl.. now that you mention it, my jacket did get somewhat wet one lovely afternoon. How would the jacket getting wet affect bubbling, and are there any actions I could take to correct this?

Thanks.
post #6 of 13
They soaked it with too much steam. They either were overdoing it, leaving it on the press too long, or not venting it enough (the press pulls fresh air through fabric to avoid this).

The net effect is they got the canvas too wet which puckered when it dried, affecting the suit cloth.

If it is pretty bad, and sounds like it is, the solution is to take it to a tailor that knows what he is doing. He'll have to open the suit up and actually work to repress the canvas itself and resew.

It sounds like more work than it probably is... but it is the best solution. The cleaners should owe you the cost of the alteration and a refund on the cleaning.

And I'll tell you, even though my tailor did a great job, it will never be 100% again. If you can get your tailor to vouch it is ruined, I'd say the cleaners owe you a suit. Oh, and do check the fine print with your dry cleaners. It might require you to let them see it first.
post #7 of 13
Great info CG!
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

And I'll tell you, even though my tailor did a great job, it will never be 100% again. If you can get your tailor to vouch it is ruined, I'd say the cleaners owe you a suit. Oh, and do check the fine print with your dry cleaners. It might require you to let them see it first.

I'll be amazed if the dry cleaners ponies up based off of other stories I've heard.
post #9 of 13
sounds like it'll be very troublesome, good luck.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Gradstudent78 View Post
I'll be amazed if the dry cleaners ponies up based off of other stories I've heard.

Agreed- but I can be persuasive
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Gradstudent78 View Post
I'll be amazed if the dry cleaners ponies up based off of other stories I've heard.

Just don't try to go after millions and maybe they'll split the cost with you.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by daspianist View Post
Bravo idfnl.. now that you mention it, my jacket did get somewhat wet one lovely afternoon. How would the jacket getting wet affect bubbling, and are there any actions I could take to correct this?

Thanks.

Did it get wet before or after you got it back from the cleaners? It can also be bubbling because they steamed it on one of those awful dummies (cue Vox with the pic) and it just needs a proper pressing.
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