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Suit in the shower?

post #1 of 35
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I've heard you could pop your wool suit in the shower and the steam will take out any minor wrinkles.....thoughts? Not get it wet....but hang it on the towel rake a few feet away
post #2 of 35
I usually wear my suit when I take a shower.
post #3 of 35
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I usually wear my suit when I take a shower.
+1 When I get out I quickly blow dry it to get a snug fit
post #4 of 35
Bad title. It's an old trick worth doing when you're traveling, but for home use get a Jiffy steamer or one of the other brands. There are a lot of threads on this topic.
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post
Bad title. It's an old trick worth doing when you're traveling, but for home use get a Jiffy steamer or one of the other brands. There are a lot of threads on this topic.
Don't remember where the thread was, but I recall a thread that pointed out that using steam on wool suits is not the best idea, and cause your suits to lose their shape prematurely.
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Don't remember where the thread was, but I recall a thread that pointed out that using steam on wool suits is not the best idea, and cause your suits to lose their shape prematurely.

That was a post from jeffreyd, a very respected tailor/member here, but there was much disagreement with him on this particular topic. I steam my suits, not often mind you, but they have suffered no ill effects.
post #7 of 35
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Don't remember where the thread was, but I recall a thread that pointed out that using steam on wool suits is not the best idea, and cause your suits to lose their shape prematurely.

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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post
That was a post from jeffreyd, a very respected tailor/member here, but there was much disagreement with him on this particular topic. I steam my suits, not often mind you, but they have suffered no ill effects.

definitley helpful
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post
That was a post from jeffreyd, a very respected tailor/member here, but there was much disagreement with him on this particular topic. I steam my suits, not often mind you, but they have suffered no ill effects.

Jeffrey's advice was accurate, but the debate is over whether or not his advice is practical for most people. The same debate could be, and has been, had over Alex Kabbaz's shirt care regimen.

One of the biggest challenges I have when trying to follow Jeffrey's advice, for instance, is actually getting all the wrinkles out of my suits. Sometimes I just need to bust out the E-Steam and touch things up. So long as I'm being careful and not just haphazardly blasting all over the suit with the steamer, I'll probably be fine.
post #9 of 35
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Sometimes I just need to bust out the E-Steam and touch things up. So long as I'm being careful and not just haphazardly blasting all over the suit with the steamer, I'll probably be fine.
Yes, I spot steam where needed.
post #10 of 35
What does Jeffrey recommend for suit care? From the cryptic way people are talking about it I would imagine goats blood, chanting and a virgin are involved.
post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
Jeffrey's advice was accurate, but the debate is over whether or not his advice is practical for most people. The same debate could be, and has been, had over Alex Kabbaz's shirt care regimen.

One of the biggest challenges I have when trying to follow Jeffrey's advice, for instance, is actually getting all the wrinkles out of my suits. Sometimes I just need to bust out the E-Steam and touch things up. So long as I'm being careful and not just haphazardly blasting all over the suit with the steamer, I'll probably be fine.


This. Jeffery's thread scared me a bit as well, until I realized I have been steaming my suits for a decade now w/o incident.

That said, he does have a point, overuse of steam can be detrimental. I tried ironing w a cloth as he recommends, but I just dont have the skill, time, or patience to do so. So Im back to just the Jiffy steamer, albeit now trying to limit the steam to just the wrinkled areas.
post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post
That was a post from jeffreyd, a very respected tailor/member here, but there was much disagreement with him on this particular topic. I steam my suits, not often mind you, but they have suffered no ill effects.

I thought his main point was that steaming can undo the iron shaping that high end bespoke cutters do. His analogy was to a woman's curls on a humid day.
post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post
That was a post from jeffreyd, a very respected tailor/member here, but there was much disagreement with him on this particular topic. I steam my suits, not often mind you, but they have suffered no ill effects.

I thought his main point was that steaming undoes the iron shaping that high end bespoke cutters do. His analogy was to a woman's curls on a humid day.
post #14 of 35
John Cutler, one of the best bespoke tailors in Australia (if not the best) and considered by some one of the best in the world, says it's okay to place your suit in the bathroom and use the steam of the shower to smooth out the wrinkles, particularly when travelling. I'm happy to take his word for it. http://www.cutlerbespoke.com.au/trav...poke-suits.php
post #15 of 35
When I arrive after a cross country flight I frequently unpack, hang my suit and pants in the bathroom, shut the door and take a lice long shower before going out to eat. I feel great and the steam gets rid of all the wrinkles.

If clothing was ruined by steam, then it would be destroyed during a humid summer or after brisk walks in winter when you perspire. Natural fabrics are highly resistant to reasonable amounts of moisture.
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