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post #61 of 82
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Originally Posted by seok
$1.25 a shirt in Manhattan, hand-ironed? where is this place?

I think Immigration probably wants to know too.
post #62 of 82
Don't you guys have a wife/GF to iron your shirts?
post #63 of 82
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Originally Posted by Walter
Don't you guys have a wife/GF to iron your shirts?

My wife has every other skill and talent a man could ask for--except she cannot or will not iron clothes right. She claims I'm too picky, but my gawd, she even puts them on the hanger backward sometimes!
post #64 of 82
Always, always, always, myself. I'm a makeshift costume curator on the side, so pressing is something I know well. Nothing can destroy a garment faster, than a bad pressing experience. ALWAYS, use a pressing cloth, so as to avoid singeing your garments' fibers. A sleeve board is essential, in order to do sleeves properly. I NEVER press a sleeve, with a crease left in the cuff, or at the side of the sleeve. I cannot believe that some professional pressers, allow cuffs to leave their premises, pressed in such a manner. As if Bill Ford doesn't have enough troubles, I've seen his shirt cuffs pressed into oblivion, a sharp crease at dead center.

I use a Rowenta iron. The best I've dealt with. Regarding women, my mother couldn't press a garment, well. My grandmother could; she used a heavy, old fashioned iron, heated with COAL. My sister's wrist is so tiny, that she can barely lift an iron, let alone press garments, properly. Some physical strength, is required here. I'm grateful that I learned to do these things, for myself.
post #65 of 82
I use many of the tips by Alex Kabbaz to iron my shirts. I've have too many broken buttons otherwise. Hey edmorel, who is your dry cleaner? Inquiring minds want to know (and exploit).
post #66 of 82
I spend time Saturday mornings steaming and brushing tailored clothing to minimize the need for cleaning but the shirts go out every week.
post #67 of 82
I Iron my shirts... my trousers also, and steam my jackets from time to time...
post #68 of 82
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Originally Posted by Walter
Don't you guys have a wife/GF to iron your shirts?
Thanks for the subtle sexism. I iron my own shirts because I learned how to on... be prepared... menswearhouse.com. It really is easy once you get the hang of it. Still, non iron shirts are a handy thing to have when you don't have tonnes of time.
post #69 of 82
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Originally Posted by Walter
Don't you guys have a wife/GF to iron your shirts?

Classy ... In my case, the answer is double: yes to the first part of your sentence, no to the second one.
post #70 of 82
This is probably the reason he doesn't have a wife or "GF".
post #71 of 82
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Originally Posted by Jovan
This is probably the reason he doesn't have a wife or "GF".
Does "gf" have a derogatory ring to it? I use it quite frequently.
post #72 of 82
you must watch yourself when taking your clothes to the cleaners. If you keep taking your suits and trs to the cleaners over and over your draining the life out of the clothes. If you must take your clothes to the cleaners. Tell them you want your clothes spot cleaned and pressed. That way your keeping the life in your clothes and they will withstand and look better longer. Remember good clothes look good when there new but great clothes look good when there old too.

post #73 of 82
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Does "gf" have a derogatory ring to it? I use it quite frequently.
I'm confused, why would my wife iron my shirts if I had a Gay Friend?
Or - why would my Gay Friend iron my shirts if I had a wife?
post #74 of 82
I wash and iron all of my own clothing. My wife asks me to iron her stuff also She says: "Can you iron this Honey? You just do it better than me".

Since I started to pay more attention to what people on the street wear, I have started to notice these funny creases in collars of some people's dress shirts. I guess the creases are created by the commercial steam press when they get their shirts dry cleaned.
post #75 of 82
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Does "gf" have a derogatory ring to it? I use it quite frequently.
I simply put it in quotes. I did not imply in any way it was derogatory.
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