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post #91 of 104
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

I do small maintenance tasks myself (laundering, ironing, hemming, replacing buttons (with or without shank), shining shoes...)


I've also started to do the smaller maintenance tasks myself. It is actually not that hard to hem pants, even making cuffs, or slimming dress shirts.

Part of this motivated by the fact that I don't have access to a really good tailor that don't charge really high prices. But now I have started i have come to enjoy it. There's something very enjoyable over shoe polishing or sewing simple things like hems. The repetitiveness of the task is almost Zen-like.....
post #92 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.

You should bring a large stuffed deer head in, just to mess with them. Bet they'd leave you alone after that.
post #93 of 104
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Also, has anybody experienced linen fading? I have had some linen suits in the past that have faded in areas like the armpits and seat.

I'm getting the early signs of fading on the shoulder and collar of a blue linen jacket. I just bought the thing in June.
post #94 of 104
I was going to this wine event Saturday night in Brooklyn and I was a bit early and it was beautiful out so I was standing by the pier. Well a big boat went by and sent a wave crashing into the pier drenching me while I was taking a picture. I went home soaked, smelling of the East River. Off the to the cleaners! ffffuuuu.gif
post #95 of 104
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I went home soaked, smelling of the East River.

Some people pay good money for that.
post #96 of 104
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Some people pay good money for that.

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post #97 of 104
Guys, have you ever worn a hole through the elbow of a business suit? If so, what do you do? Chuck it, patch it, or try to find somebody that can discreetly mend it?
post #98 of 104
Thread Starter 
I have never done that, but if I did, I would take the suit to a re-weaver.
post #99 of 104
French-American in NYC and Without A Trace in Chicago have gotten praise for their reweaving on SF.
post #100 of 104
On a similar note, I wore a hole into the elbow off my navy H&S Crispaire blazer. The hole is quite big. Should I I put on a suede patch or will it look odd?
post #101 of 104
I would think if it is a blazer it would look ok. On a suit I think it would look odd.
post #102 of 104
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

On a similar note, I wore a hole into the elbow off my navy H&S Crispaire blazer. The hole is quite big. Should I I put on a suede patch or will it look odd?

I think, being a blazer, it would be alright. I'm actually trying to find some elbow patches at the moment. Finally wore through the elbow of a linen summer blazer that I can't bear to part with, and need to patch it.
post #103 of 104
Thread Starter 
Between the rain and the humidity, none of my suits look like they have seen an iron this decade. But none need to be cleaned either. What a pain in the ass. No wonder the Victorians had valets.
post #104 of 104
Ugh, I know. All of my trousers look like soggy messes. Even when they are pressed in the humidity they take on strange attributes of just not looking good. Must be the body heat causing them to look rumpled. Also, the elbow creases in my jackets are less than desirable.
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