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post #46 of 104
being a cheap bastard, maintenance for me sucks. wink.gif i find great pleasure in shining and maintaining my shoes and ironing my shirts. now, i have a really rough time at the cleaners. Ive managed to have cleaners lose some very nive stuff, only to tell me that im a liar when i tell them how much it will cost to replace a shirt. Theres a new place that opened near my house that seemed very nice. I spoke to the owner when i took my isaia suit in, told her my concerns, and asked if they could put the maker of my suit on the receipts in the event they were lost. When i came back to pick it up, they gave me a stack of clothes and i paid and left. When i got home, i realized they gave me my suit, my wife's clothes, and someone elses 2 shirts and 2 trous. Luckily im honest enough to take them back and not keep them. But i have a very sour taste in my mouth (queue the jokes) for dry cleaners. I wish i could just open one myself for only my own clothes.
post #47 of 104
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

being a cheap bastard, maintenance for me sucks. wink.gif i find great pleasure in shining and maintaining my shoes and ironing my shirts. now, i have a really rough time at the cleaners. Ive managed to have cleaners lose some very nive stuff, only to tell me that im a liar when i tell them how much it will cost to replace a shirt. Theres a new place that opened near my house that seemed very nice. I spoke to the owner when i took my isaia suit in, told her my concerns, and asked if they could put the maker of my suit on the receipts in the event they were lost. When i came back to pick it up, they gave me a stack of clothes and i paid and left. When i got home, i realized they gave me my suit, my wife's clothes, and someone elses 2 shirts and 2 trous. Luckily im honest enough to take them back and not keep them. But i have a very sour taste in my mouth (queue the jokes) for dry cleaners. I wish i could just open one myself for only my own clothes.

You have to find a cleaners that does it all in-house. Less chance of losses.
post #48 of 104
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Originally Posted by Christopher Essex View Post

It seems your thoughts on clothing maintenance also apply to your lawn. wink.gif

my lawn is another story entirely. a sad depressing bitch of a story. frown.gif
post #49 of 104
Ok, so I have a nice walk to the train in the morning and today I got soaked by a flash monsoon that, of course, ended as soon as I got to the station. I am soaked, trouser crease ruined, shoes sopping wet and I feel like Sherman McCoy being lead into Central Booking. What is the proper care after something like this occurs? I usually take my trousers in for a steam and press, but would dry cleaning be better? Also, for the shoes when I get home I generally stuff trees in them, (I don't buy the nespaper is better thing) and put them on their side for a few days. Next, I will condition and polish. Does this sound about right?
post #50 of 104
Do you guys not own an iron or something?

just hang the trousers up in a well ventilated place and they'll dry.

same with shoes.
post #51 of 104
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You have to find a cleaners that does it all in-house. Less chance of losses.

both do frown.gif
post #52 of 104
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Do you guys not own an iron or something?
just hang the trousers up in a well ventilated place and they'll dry.
same with shoes.

No shit they will dry, but once a crease is removed an iron won't do it. Even if you can line up the crease again irons, (at least mine) is not strong enough to set a crease. Also, NYC streets when walking in the rain kick up a lot of dirt and such.
post #53 of 104

My dry cleaner's premises burnt to the ground last week.  First time in months I haven't had something in.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #54 of 104
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

My dry cleaner's premises burnt to the ground last week.  First time in months I haven't had something in.icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Holy shit. I feel happy for you, but that is a shame somebody business is ruined.
post #55 of 104
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Ok, so I have a nice walk to the train in the morning and today I got soaked by a flash monsoon that, of course, ended as soon as I got to the station. I am soaked, trouser crease ruined, shoes sopping wet and I feel like Sherman McCoy being lead into Central Booking. What is the proper care after something like this occurs? I usually take my trousers in for a steam and press, but would dry cleaning be better? Also, for the shoes when I get home I generally stuff trees in them, (I don't buy the nespaper is better thing) and put them on their side for a few days. Next, I will condition and polish. Does this sound about right?
same one got me. faaaaack.
post #56 of 104
This has been happening to me all too often lately. ffffuuuu.gif
post #57 of 104
Don't you guys carry brollies?
post #58 of 104
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Originally Posted by eg1 View Post

Don't you guys carry brollies?

No parasols. Keeps the light out, but the rain goes right though it!
post #59 of 104
LOL ...

Out here in the car-centric wastelands of outer suburbia it is often difficult for me to picture what it must be like to be on foot and in public transit so much every day
post #60 of 104
do you guys carry galoshes when there is a forecast of rain?
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