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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


+1. Ever since I started caring about my clothes, I hang dry most items. Not only does it prevent shrinkage, but it will make clothes last much longer.

 

But the clothes get so stiff when you hang dry them. What to do?

post #5477 of 13266
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

But the clothes get so stiff when you hang dry them. What to do?

Maybe you're using a lot of soap and not using the correct amount of water?
post #5478 of 13266
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post


Maybe you're using a lot of soap and not using the correct amount of water?

 

I just put the clothes in the washing machine, and I think I use the right amount of soap and fabric softener. Maybe a little more fabric softener than usual should do the job. 

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Hard water or detergent with zeolite content will also contribute to the stiffness of washed clothes (as will using too much detergent in general). You'll never get them as fluffy soft as after a tumble dry, but if they're complete cardboard after hang drying it usually means there's at least some contributing factor to be found in your laundering practices.

 

Shouldn't tumble dry shirts anyway, they're best ironed when damp out the washer.

post #5480 of 13266
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Originally Posted by Muey View Post

Hard water or detergent with zeolite content will also contribute to the stiffness of washed clothes (as will using too much detergent in general). You'll never get them as fluffy soft as after a tumble dry, but if they're complete cardboard after hang drying it usually means there's at least some contributing factor to be found in your laundering practices.

Shouldn't tumble dry shirts anyway, they're best ironed when damp out the washer.

Hmm... All of my GFs have always done my laundry or dry cleaning.. no complaints ever... not a single shirt ever ruined or shrunk... and what the heck is zeolite?? sounds like an STD...
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
 

 

I'd say thats a good idea. Get it warmed up once for starters/ 

 

It's more than just the buttonholes. I want a structured, full canvass, blazer made from the Dugdale navy hopsack material. What's holding me back is that I don't know how to communicate measurements for the jacket and that process has not been defined. That's what I'm waiting for. I could order the slacks in advance I suppose. I need to see more examples of jackets as well as a process from Luxire before I commit to that. 

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Originally Posted by joewmoss View Post

It's more than just the buttonholes. I want a structured, full canvass, blazer made from the Dugdale navy hopsack material. What's holding me back is that I don't know how to communicate measurements for the jacket and that process has not been defined. That's what I'm waiting for. I could order the slacks in advance I suppose. I need to see more examples of jackets as well as a process from Luxire before I commit to that. 

It seems like they prefer for you to send in a jacket that fits for them to copy - or at least that's what they had me do. I'll post pics and impressions once my jacket comes in (it'll be a few weeks).
post #5483 of 13266
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It seems like they prefer for you to send in a jacket that fits for them to copy - or at least that's what they had me do. I'll post pics and impressions once my jacket comes in (it'll be a few weeks).

 

Yeah, but that presumes that one has a jacket that fits well and can ideally serve as a template. I don't have that. I have a lot of off the rack, tailored suits but not any that I think are ideal. I could do a composite of a few that fit well but I need guidelines for taking the measurements like they provided for shirts and trousers. That might work.

post #5484 of 13266
Use a composite measurement of your suits to be safe.

Then adjust for the changes you want to make...

Just like a shirt. Or pants.

You won't have a 100% perfect for every time without modifications unless they are straight up copying a garment.
post #5485 of 13266
First shirt ordered. Can't wait.
post #5486 of 13266

Had anybody send a Kamakura Button Down Shirt to Luxire, for copying the collar?

Is there anywhere a collection of the collars luxire made?

post #5487 of 13266
Harrington arrived in red Nextec by Epic with stainless steel snaps and two-way, ykk zipper:
AppleMark

Love the fabric. Construction is excellent as usual. Take a look at the stitch density of the Luxire jacket compared to an old London Fog:
AppleMark

A shot of the interior (unlined, with large pockets):
AppleMark
post #5488 of 13266
I know the answer to this is probably yes, but could Luxire make a jacket with poacher's pockets? Would there be an extra charge?
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Interesting knowledge. Noted. 

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Originally Posted by Muey View Post
 

Hard water or detergent with zeolite content will also contribute to the stiffness of washed clothes (as will using too much detergent in general). You'll never get them as fluffy soft as after a tumble dry, but if they're complete cardboard after hang drying it usually means there's at least some contributing factor to be found in your laundering practices.

 

Shouldn't tumble dry shirts anyway, they're best ironed when damp out the washer.

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Originally Posted by Pasha View Post


Hmm... All of my GFs have always done my laundry or dry cleaning.. no complaints ever... not a single shirt ever ruined or shrunk... and what the heck is zeolite?? sounds like an STD...

Hmm.. now I need to find GFs who'll do laundry well. How did you find them :P ? 

post #5490 of 13266
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Use a composite measurement of your suits to be safe.

Then adjust for the changes you want to make...

Just like a shirt. Or pants.

You won't have a 100% perfect for every time without modifications unless they are straight up copying a garment.

Agreed, but I need a standard set of measurements and techniques to do so much the same way Luxire provided for shirts and trousers.

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