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Tailor smoked my jacket!

post #1 of 37
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Hello Everyone. This is my first post here.

I'm relatively new to the sartorial life having gradually improved my wardrobe over the last couple of years. I've learnt a lot reading blogs. Last week I decided to take a corduroy jacket I had bought second hand into a tailor to have the plastic buttons (a couple were missing) replaced with a full set of horn ones. Having researched the cost of a set of horn blazer buttons, I was pleasantly surprised at what I thought was a very reasonable fee.

Today I collected the jacket and whilst pleased with the work done, my wife noticed the strong smell of it when we got home and asked me whether the jacket had smelled of smoke before I took it to the tailor? It never had, we don't smoke and I'd not worn it out anywhere.

It is a small tailor's shop. As far as I know he works alone and I can only assume that he smokes while he works. This has been my first experience with a tailor and I'm not sure how to proceed?

Shane
post #2 of 37
Dry clean it.
post #3 of 37
If he did a good job, who cares. The mild smoke smell will go away after a few wearings.
post #4 of 37
If you have a steamer steam your jacket. Steam removes most odors from wool.
post #5 of 37
Are you sure it didn't smell when you bought it, since you bought it second hand. I can't imagine a tailor smoking while working.
post #6 of 37
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Originally Posted by Aldehyde View Post
Are you sure it didn't smell when you bought it, since you bought it second hand. I can't imagine a tailor smoking while working.

In a small shop? Why not? After he closes and before he opens, he probably lights up a doobie!
post #7 of 37
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Originally Posted by Aldehyde View Post
Are you sure it didn't smell when you bought it, since you bought it second hand. I can't imagine a tailor smoking while working.

It happens. An aquaintance once recommended a good tailor but warned me that he smokes like a chimney while he works.
post #8 of 37
Just let it air out. The smell will go away.

Mike
post #9 of 37
I'm a bit surprised at everyone's response. I would be pissed and have him pay for drycleaning.
post #10 of 37
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Originally Posted by Philip1978 View Post
I'm a bit surprised at everyone's response. I would be pissed and have him pay for drycleaning.

+1.

-LR
post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by Philip1978 View Post
I'm a bit surprised at everyone's response. I would be pissed and have him pay for drycleaning.

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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post
+1.

-LR

x2
post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by Philip1978 View Post
I'm a bit surprised at everyone's response. I would be pissed and have him pay for drycleaning.



Exactly my thoughts.
post #13 of 37
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Originally Posted by Philip1978 View Post
I'm a bit surprised at everyone's response. I would be pissed and have him pay for drycleaning.

while I agree with you, I doubt he would pay for it especially if he's smoking while working. I guess you would need to catch him first hand.
post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by rioni View Post
If he did a good job, who cares. The mild smoke smell will go away after a few wearings.

you are right.. DRY CLEAN.. make sure to find a good one.....
post #15 of 37
thrifted cotton corduroy ... you can probably wash on delicate cycle, no spin, and then lay flat or hang dry ... if you have a quality washer ... or you can just hang it up outside on a covered porch on a damp day, and leave it there a few days ... maybe take it down and shake it once or twice ... the smell will go away would not dry clean, would not be an ass to the tailor ... not worth getting bent out of shape for smoke in a cord blazer. you could have worn it to a bar and come away in the same situation. don't use the tailor again if this really bothers you
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