re: Rudals' jacket--is that what bubbling looks like with a fused chest piece?
Channeling David Reeves with today's pose
Exquisite Trimmings (pocket square)
Howard Yount (trousers)
I do, and I'm not too proud to admit it in public! I first came across it when I was about twenty and bought some extremely cheap suits for work. After a couple of dry-cleanings, they started to bubble, I guess as the PERC degrades the glue. But I was young and foolish.
More recently, being older and still foolish, I had a jacket made by a local Indian tailor. I discovered that he had used bonding liberally, on the very decent cloth I'd provided, and naturally that was the end of out relationship, with a modest amount of shouting. The jacket was entirely ruined after one cleaning. Never mind, it made me look like Herman Munster anyway. I'm now on my fifth tailor here - this one's Chinese, and not doing badly.
Not feeling the need to immortalise my shame, I didn't take any pictures of the item in question. But here's one I've found on the Googlesphere that shows a similar effect - even worse; this one appears to be bonded all over!
Hmmm....I did use a steamer once until I realized that I shouldn't be doing it. It does look like maybe it needs a visit to a dry cleaners.
And then a visit to the gym cus that jacket is getting smaller.
Nice district check, G. but do you mean Magnanni for the boots (which are swesome, btw)?