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tailor pressed my lapel roll?!

post #1 of 38
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time to vent. took a jacket in for some nips and tucks and the (new) lady there pressed the jacket, without asking. including a downpress on the lapel and the roll. where there was previously a nice roll, is now a flat v that would make a protractor proud. has anyone experienced this and/or sorted out out a suitable remedy*? steam was not sufficient. It literally looks like andre the giant took to it with an iron and some elbow grease. for reference the suit's an rlpl, canvassed, so there's no fusing/glue to bubble for potential treatment options. argh. suggestions/shared experiences much appreciated.
post #2 of 38
Take the coat to a competent tailor and ask him to reset the lapel roll as well as see that the collar is properly pressed.
post #3 of 38
Try lying the coat down with the lapel lying flat, wrong side (the underside of the lapels) upwards. The collar should be standing up - as when you "pop" your collar.

Place a press cloth over the roll of the lapel, near the buttoning point. A tea towel might do the trick.

Lightly dampen the roll of the lapel.

Press over the roll line near the buttoning point, ensuring you always iron with the press cloth under the iron.

You may need to put a bit of downward force on it. In the tailoring workshop you would use a heavy iron but you might just have to use a strong arm.

You may need to repeat this again the next day, especially if a heavy duty laundry press has been used on your lapel roll line.
post #4 of 38
Also try expressing your extreme displeasure to this tailor so she never does this again....
post #5 of 38
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post

Try lying the coat down with the lapel lying flat, wrong side (the underside of the lapels) upwards. The collar should be standing up - as when you "pop" your collar.

Place a press cloth over the roll of the lapel, near the buttoning point. A tea towel might do the trick.

Lightly dampen the roll of the lapel.

Press over the roll line near the buttoning point, ensuring you always iron with the press cloth under the iron.

You may need to put a bit of downward force on it. In the tailoring workshop you would use a heavy iron but you might just have to use a strong arm.

You may need to repeat this again the next day, especially if a heavy duty laundry press has been used on your lapel roll line.

Thank you for your continually enlightening advice.
post #6 of 38
I don't think you should be steaming the lapel
post #7 of 38
I've had a dry cleaner turn my three roll two into an three button. It was all fucked up. I cursed and screamed and then fixed it myself.
post #8 of 38
nobody will notice the difference.
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post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

nobody will notice the difference.
281944_10150293657083620_655898619_7599502_7236528_n.jpg

Ack. How do you find relevant pictures like this? Just random luck?
post #10 of 38
I have a photographic memory (0) and I use the intarnet
post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

nobody will notice the difference.
281944_10150293657083620_655898619_7599502_7236528_n.jpg

Awesome screenshot.

But yeah, I would totally murder that tailor.
post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

nobody will notice the difference.
281944_10150293657083620_655898619_7599502_7236528_n.jpg

Guy looks like the Tin Man:

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post #13 of 38
^ rotflmao.gif
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

nobody will notice the difference.
281944_10150293657083620_655898619_7599502_7236528_n.jpg

There are way too many things funny about that.
post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I've had a dry cleaner turn my three roll two into an three button. It was all fucked up. I cursed and screamed and then fixed it myself.

This is why I bring my suit to my tailor (who made it) for dry cleaning and pressing.
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