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post #76 of 104
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I was at the office by 8:15 AM. No rain.

I was at the office by 7:45. Monsooned.
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post #78 of 104
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Well we have an opportunity to go into overtime during our evening commute...
post #79 of 104
did not wear pants on the way to work

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post #80 of 104
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Days where the weather forecast says there is a 40% chance of rain I bring my cane umbrella to work, all others I carry a small retractable one in my bag just in case.
I just carry a pipe so I can wait it out under an awning.
post #81 of 104
That sounds romantic.
post #82 of 104
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I just carry a pipe so I can wait it out under an owning.

la marais has a nice awning.
post #83 of 104
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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.

Really?

I put the iron on maximum heat, use the steam setting and steam the fuck out of the pants. Then crease. Works fine for me.
post #84 of 104
Brought a bunch of jackets back to the tailor for little tweaks and such. I hate bringing garment bags into my office. People are so nosey about it for some reason, you would think I was bringing a large stuffed deer head into work with the eyes and questions I get. I really hate it.
post #85 of 104
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Brought a bunch of jackets back to the tailor for little tweaks and such. I hate bringing garment bags into my office. People are so nosey about it for some reason, you would think I was bringing a large stuffed deer head into work with the eyes and questions I get. I really hate it.
I no longer have packages shipped to the office for the same reason. People are nosey.
post #86 of 104
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


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.

 

Press, not iron.  Put it on max heat, put a ironing cloth or felt cloth over your pants, steam and PRESS as hard as you can.  Do not move back and forth like how you iron a shirt, that will create shiny wool spots.

post #87 of 104

right said chogall BUT you don't have to stuck with your iron :D

what I mean is, if your iron is lightweight (all products around are very light except those for tailor use) you should put a medium pressure but not so hard.. you have to pay attention that if you keep the iron in the same position, you will mark the pant with the iron's form...just give very small movements (1 centimeters around the area) to avoid this. 

post #88 of 104
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Originally Posted by Musella View Post

right said chogall BUT you don't have to stuck with your iron :D

what I mean is, if your iron is lightweight (all products around are very light except those for tailor use) you should put a medium pressure but not so hard.. you have to pay attention that if you keep the iron in the same position, you will mark the pant with the iron's form...just give very small movements (1 centimeters around the area) to avoid this. 

 

Thanks for the tips!!  It's much easier/cheaper to press pants at home.

 

You said earlier in this thread that brushing a suit is not good for the fabric, so what's the best method for daily maintenance?

post #89 of 104

anything...I don't know how you keep them (smoking or not smoking, cats, dogs...) but all the suits I have made for myself are just covered. Just be sure to put a cover on them and a very good hanger (possibly with a large shoulder) anything else.

Brushes are made for shoes not for suits ;)

post #90 of 104

I do small maintenance tasks myself (laundering, ironing, hemming, replacing buttons (with or without shank), shining shoes...) but yeah, when you need to have lots of your stuff tweaked it's a major pain in the arse. I arrived at the office with four altered jackets yesterday and everyone had to make the "do you really think it's that cold" jokes baldy[1].gif

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