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Yes, Kent brushes are a source, picked up one of their 'seconds' via eBay and it works great (two sided, one for cashmere or softer piles, other a bit stiffer bristles).

http://www.kentbrushes.com/index.php/clothes-care/clothes-brushes

Certainly brush afterwards to shake off the dirt/dust (before wear if they've been in storage, but probably not necessary if you're rotating them). I suspect the ones from the Hangar Project will do the trick too.

I'm for minimizing dry cleaning too.

Perfect. I will look them up. Do you brush just outside or inside as well? I assume there's different thickness/strengths depending on the cloth
post #24257 of 37396
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Fan is the one in my room and it just gets turned on an hour before I sleep so I figure it would help. What sort of brush? I've seen clothing brushes from hangar project. Do you brush before or after wearing? Outside and inside?

Reason I ask is due to summer and warm weather with body heat and perspiration I want to minimalize dry cleaning if possible.

I use the Kent CC20. Brush thoroughly after each wear. Maybe a quick touch up before if needed. Brush up & down with short quick strokes. Inside collar, lapel. Outside all over, under the lapels/collar, pocket flaps. Don't forget to do trousers as well.
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In the end, if it fits and you like it, I'd wear it in good health. I've learned to make my compromises wrt SF "rules" which I mostly take as advice not norms. You'll have trouser issues similar to Mr. Six tho but I find white really goes well for light gray jackets. @EFV has a nice pairing in darker trousers IRC. Erik?

 

Here is a closeup of the fabric. Does it look less likely to pull off as a sport coat? I appreciate your assistance and would love to hear your opinion.

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


In the end, if it fits and you like it, I'd wear it in good health. I've learned to make my compromises wrt SF "rules" which I mostly take as advice not norms. You'll have trouser issues similar to Mr. Six tho but I find white really goes well for light gray jackets. @EFV
 has a nice pairing in darker trousers IRC. Erik?

I often wear mine with chocolate brown trousers. I quite like that combo. Worth a try dazedstate?
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Erik, I like Carmina Forest last...but might still be too sleek? The PTB calf grain I posted on my instagram is in the Forest last (actually as is the tan semi brogue posted last week)

Hmm, I'll have to revisit this picture. I've been contemplating PTB:s from Carmina. their price point is very nice as well. I found a model I really liked on their website, but they didn't have my size and where selling out the few they had left on discount. You never get the best deals if you're a sz 9 (UK8).
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Perfect. I will look them up. Do you brush just outside or inside as well? I assume there's different thickness/strengths depending on the cloth

Here's a x-post from a while back … great book if you wanna geek out on clothes care:
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


Pressing yourself is not that difficult. A spray bottle and a brush is a necessity. I usually travel with a 3oz spray bottle and a garment brush … it does wonders.

I highly recommend this book …
http://www.amazon.com/Butlers-Guide-Running-Other-Graces/dp/0385344708

It has more information about garment care than you'll ever need.

http://hangerproject.tumblr.com/post/79477950001/for-throwback-thursday-the-butlers-guide-to

http://hangerproject.tumblr.com/post/88583682284/if-you-dont-have-a-hanging-suitcase-this-quick


Cheers!
post #24261 of 37396

damn, eve brushes are expensive

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I often wear mine with chocolate brown trousers. I quite like that combo. Worth a try dazedstate?
Hmm, I'll have to revisit this picture. I've been contemplating PTB:s from Carmina. their price point is very nice as well. I found a model I really liked on their website, but they didn't have my size and where selling out the few they had left on discount. You never get the best deals if you're a sz 9 (UK8).

Sorry mine isn't a PTB but a capped blucher but the point was the last. I keep seeing pics of the Soller today (see Carmina thread) where there's a discussion about it being too pointy. Seems pretty rounded to me but maybe it's what you want?
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Sorry mine isn't a PTB but a capped blucher but the point was the last. I keep seeing pics of the Soller today (see Carmina thread) where there's a discussion about it being too pointy. Seems pretty rounded to me but maybe it's what you want?

I really like this last:

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-derby-shoes/plain-toe-blucher-531-brown

I would prefer a rubber sole though. Leather soles are not really congruent with the typical Swedish weather. Also, I think PTB:s look really good with dainite soles.
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@EFV thank you for the suggestion. I will try that. Would charcoal trousers be too far off?
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Here is a closeup of the fabric. Does it look less likely to pull off as a sport coat? I appreciate your assistance and would love to hear your opinion.

I wouldn't sweat it if you like it. Fine, small patterns, grey and smooth cloth, flapped pockets tend to push you towards suiting. The overcheck helps But from your shot the jacket resolves more to a grey.

But see the following from Vox posted recently. Similar in a way to yours though note the patch pockets and the color which is green!


Edited by TweedyProf - 5/25/15 at 9:01am
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I really like this last:

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-derby-shoes/plain-toe-blucher-531-brown

I would prefer a rubber sole though. Leather soles are not really congruent with the typical Swedish weather. Also, I think PTB:s look really good with dainite soles.


MTO I suppose, with one of the many fine Swedish shoe stores...?

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Here is a closeup of the fabric. Does it look less likely to pull off as a sport coat? I appreciate your assistance and would love to hear your opinion.

Looks like a suit more than a jacket, and it's not even a close decision to me ...

Also, the only similarity I see between this jacket and Vox's is the fact that both have an overcheck. Which is to say they aren't very similar at all, since a lot of jackets have overchecks.
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I've never seen a houndstooth suit with a multicolored overcheck.  

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I've seen them in fabric books - never saw a RTW one, though.
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I've had one, mtm.
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