Tie was a vintage find in a flea market in Williamsburg
Shirt: TM Lewin
Handkerchief: Charles Tyrwhitt
Cufflinks: Paul Smith
Trousers: Farah Vintage
Unseen Shoes: Loake loafers
sorry man, jus messing around- FWIW I def would go smaller
well it's him and after various insults towards myself in posts and in private messages I was looking forward to him leaving this forum. since then he's been back with a couple different accounts however. always showcasing the same clothes and submerging MC with more posts per minute than stitches. good for him I say.
so please let me have my fun. at least this time he is contributing actual pictures of himself. still in daddies home office, though. imagine what his mom would say if he dared lighting that cigar
very 'Sir F/ Kalra' vibe, agreed
I am no expert in washing but this is what I have heard from Electrolux best expert:
Wool can stand really high temperature in water if is not tumbeled or stired. The problem is the movment, not the temperature. In modern washing machines for hoseholds there is a program for wool wash 30 degree Celcius. You can wash a suite there without shrinking. The problem is to get it ironed and flat after the washing. For that you need professional help.
BUT! This work with clothes that are 100 % sewn and without glue inside. Today even the most exclusive brands cut costs and use glue for the inside of their jackets. You must be absolutely sure, otherwise the cloth may get boubles and wrinkles. I should not even trust Zegna.
The method Electrolux or Wascator Lagoon (earlier called Aqua Cleen) is used by some dry cleaners. They can be hard to find. In a city of Stockholms size (over 1 million) I´ve found one washer so far, but there should be a few more.
My experience from leaving the suit to a professional washer is: (Remember: It is a suit from the 1950´s, really dirty, with strong odour and worn)
1. Now it is really clean and the ugly smell is totally gone. No shrinking.
2. But also small holes and wear appeard. It had earlier (after dry clean twice) been hidden and fixed under the dirt, but now I have to repair some small damages with a yarn.