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post #3526 of 6080
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

To all you gents who own regular cotton (i.e. non-non-iron) dress shirts, do you have to iron them after you take them out of the drier?

Unless you want to look like you're a hipster who thrifted the shirt for $2 and refuse to use an iron because of its electricity consumption.

Oh, and buy a can of Sizing, NOT Starch.
post #3527 of 6080
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

To all you gents who own regular cotton (i.e. non-non-iron) dress shirts, do you have to iron them after you take them out of the drier?

It's easier to iron (and better for the shirt) if you only dry for 5 minutes so it's less damp. Ironing is pretty fast once you get the hang of it. Get a big ironing board. I use this.
post #3528 of 6080
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Originally Posted by musicmax View Post


Unless you want to look like you're a hipster who thrifted the shirt for $2 and refuse to use an iron because of its electricity consumption.
Oh, and buy a can of Sizing, NOT Starch.

Is this what you were talking about?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Faultless-Starch-Fabric-Sizing-Aerosol/dp/B0013QZ0EQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356687197&sr=8-1&keywords=sizing

post #3529 of 6080
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

To all you gents who own regular cotton (i.e. non-non-iron) dress shirts, do you have to iron them after you take them out of the drier?

My shirts never see the inside of a drier. I hang dry them for about 90 minutes, and then iron them when they are still semi damp. Ironing is a bit of a pain, but it's easier when the shirts are a bit damp. Also, hang drying makes the shirts last longer. The non non-iron shirts feel much nicer against the skin than the non-iron shirts, I like not having a shirt that is filled with chemicals.
post #3530 of 6080
Any one else not seeing their orders shipped?

I'm guessing it could be due to high order volume. I placed an order Christmas day, expecting it to ship within two days (I opted for the 2 day) but it still says order has been "submitted". Items were ready to ship according to the site. I'm guessing I paid a premium for something that won't be worth it.

Is anyone else mildly bothered by the costumey language of "It is, as always, our distinct pleasure to see you." when you sign into your account?

Bah Humbug,
-T
post #3531 of 6080
Mine shows shipped as of yesterday but still no tracking.

Don't worry though, "your order is being processed with the utmost haste."
post #3532 of 6080
BB should seriously consider outsourcing their logistics to Amazon.com, they will have more happy online customers.
post #3533 of 6080
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Originally Posted by bostongeorge1 View Post

Mine shows shipped as of yesterday but still no tracking.
Don't worry though, "your order is being processed with the utmost haste."

Interesting, thanks for the info - I'm sure Milton is in back of a warehouse somewhere making sure the packing tissue paper is wrinkle free.

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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

BB should seriously consider outsourcing their logistics to Amazon.com, they will have more happy online customers.

At least bring them on as a consultant - I guess it all depends on % of sales that derive from ecomm - but I'm guessing it's substantial. BB may also not have a warehouse network that favors speedy packaging and delivery.

I guess all that matters in this is that I got a solid deal on some solid shoes. I can wait.

-T
post #3534 of 6080

Yes. That's the exact one I use. Sizing is what manufacturers use to get that "crisp new shirt" feel when they package the shirt.

It should be cheaper (like a dollar) in the laundry section of your local grocer/big-box.

Here's an explanation of sizing vs. starch:

http://www.qualitylogoshirtsonline.com/Shirt%20Care/preparing-shirt-ironing.html
Edited by musicmax - 12/28/12 at 8:39am
post #3535 of 6080
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Originally Posted by ircfas133 View Post

Could you experts provide some comments on this milano 1818 Triple Stripe suit?  Thanks!


1000

That was from last fall I believe. It has hacking pockets instead of the straight pockets seen in seasons before and after.
post #3536 of 6080
I ordered a suit online Christmas day for an event this weekend. I chose expedited shipping, but three days later, BB hasn't sent me a shipping confirmation yet. I called them today, and they told me that canceling the order was impossible at this point. Anyone know if this is true, even if the order hasn't shipped?
post #3537 of 6080
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Originally Posted by HansBeckmann View Post

I ordered a suit online Christmas day for an event this weekend. I chose expedited shipping, but three days later, BB hasn't sent me a shipping confirmation yet. I called them today, and they told me that canceling the order was impossible at this point. Anyone know if this is true, even if the order hasn't shipped?

 

Yes, this makes sense.  Most Internet sellers have a point of no return, after which you cannot cancel, or edit an order.  So when the suit arrives, you will have to return it by mail or to a store, both of which are fairly easy.

 

When I order a suit online from BB, it usually takes me at least another 7 days after I have the item in hand to get it ready to wear, since my tailor takes at least 7 days turn around time to finish sleeves, etc.  So if I were in your position, if I ordered a suit on Christmas day, I would not expect to be wearing the suit until the second week of January.  

post #3538 of 6080

Strangely enough, I got a shipping notification from BB this afternoon and when I went to track it FedEx showed an attempted delivery at 9:40 this morning.  What's even weirder is someone was home at the time.  Someone is definitely in need of some logistics.

post #3539 of 6080
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

To all you gents who own regular cotton (i.e. non-non-iron) dress shirts, do you have to iron them after you take them out of the drier?

I do. I set the drier on low heat, damp dry, and iron them when they come out. That said, if I didn't iron them they wouldn't be awful as weekend casual.
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

BB should seriously consider outsourcing their logistics to Amazon.com, they will have more happy online customers.

No kidding. I don't think I've seen a shipping confirmation yet, either. I could have walked to the woodlands store and picked them up by now.
post #3540 of 6080
Strangely enough, I got a shipping confirm a few hours ago and when I tracked the package FedEx showed an attempted delivery at 9:40 this morning. Weirder still, somebody was home and said they were never there. BB is definitely in need of some logistics.
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