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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Thoughts on this little number?

Too far beyond staple to kop?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-2395-BELVEST-Navy-Blue-Wool-Patch-Pocket-Blazer-Sport-Coat-42-L-Dual-Vents-/281325538683
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I prefer 6x2, but a DB navy blazer is a great addition to your wardrobe if you already have a SB navy blazer. Belvest is a great brand, so quality-wise you won't have anything to worry about.

post #5132 of 37405
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Thoughts on this little number?

Too far beyond staple to kop?

Navy blazer is about as staple as you can get and you can definitely use more than one. Buttons are not well chosen on that one but it is easy enough to substitute them out. FWIW I bought my first DB navy blazer before I bought my first DB suit and if you like DB garments, a DB navy blazer is a great selection.
post #5133 of 37405

Too bad mine won't fit you :tounge:

Let me know if you really want them. I am going to have my wife's sister pick mine up for me when the IN-LAWS come to visit in July 

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I prefer 6x2, but a DB navy blazer is a great addition to your wardrobe if you already have a SB navy blazer. Belvest is a great brand, so quality-wise you won't have anything to worry about.

Hmmm good point I do like the look of 6x2's as well. I may have a SB navy blazer in ~3 more weeks. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Navy blazer is about as staple as you can get and you can definitely use more than one. Buttons are not well chosen on that one but it is easy enough to substitute them out. FWIW I bought my first DB navy blazer before I bought my first DB suit and if you like DB garments, a DB navy blazer is a great selection.

I do like DB garments. I don't have a DB suit but have wanted both for quite some time. I have an older DB jacket but this would probably get more use I think.
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I have a Jiffy steamer that I originally purchased to get rid of wrinkles in my suits. I have stopped steaming my suits but I have begun steaming my shirts. Is it bad on the fabric to steam your shirts? I wear an undershirt(?) and so I am able to wear it 3 to 4 times before it starts stinking...actually I don't sweat (barely) so I just don't take it to the dry cleaners as much. Steaming is bad without washing?

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Wife's birthday this week and the wallet that she wants is going to cost me...about 10 Drake ties. :censored:

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I have a Jiffy steamer that I originally purchased to get rid of wrinkles in my suits. I have stopped steaming my suits but I have begun steaming my shirts. Is it bad on the fabric to steam your shirts? I wear an undershirt(?) and so I am able to wear it 3 to 4 times before it starts stinking...actually I don't sweat (barely) so I just don't take it to the dry cleaners as much. Steaming is bad without washing?

This may be left to the pros to answer but I think it's the least damaging to shirts vs. dry clean (chemically) vs. laundering. I'm not sure how "clean" it will get them though. I read that steaming a suit is a big no no. I imagine due to the construction. I used to hang my jackets/suits in the bathroom the night before and then put them on after the shower but I read that the steam causes the suit to prematurely fall apart.
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btw I read it on the Internet so it must be true.
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post #5139 of 37405
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I have a Jiffy steamer that I originally purchased to get rid of wrinkles in my suits. I have stopped steaming my suits but I have begun steaming my shirts. Is it bad on the fabric to steam your shirts? I wear an undershirt(?) and so I am able to wear it 3 to 4 times before it starts stinking...actually I don't sweat (barely) so I just don't take it to the dry cleaners as much. Steaming is bad without washing?

 

Why don't you just pop your shirts in the washing machine? Mild detergent and 'baby clothes' prorgam for delicate fabrics, if needed. I find shirts that come from the dry cleaner feel just that: dry to the touch. I've come to understand that dry cleaning chemicals remove the natural oils from the fibers, leaving them dry and harsh. But more knowledgable people than me can probably explain it better.

post #5140 of 37405
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I have a Jiffy steamer that I originally purchased to get rid of wrinkles in my suits. I have stopped steaming my suits but I have begun steaming my shirts. Is it bad on the fabric to steam your shirts? I wear an undershirt(?) and so I am able to wear it 3 to 4 times before it starts stinking...actually I don't sweat (barely) so I just don't take it to the dry cleaners as much. Steaming is bad without washing?

Doodals, you can potentially wear shirts three or four times, wow!

Whilst i'm pleased for you that you are not cursed by perspiration, undershirt notwithstanding, it must be difficult to just keep em clean? Not grubby around cuff and collar?

Mild detergent and a baby wash will do the trick
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When my parents' ran a dry cleaner before my dad ran it into the ground, he handled the chemical (PERK?) that they use to dry clean your clothes. Despite using a gas mask and gloves, my dad lost most of his teeth from exposure to the fumes. I wonder how bad it is when your clothes get home. I doubt it is that harmful but it is something to think about. 

 

As for the shirts, we used to just throw them into a large washer and throw in detergent. It's basically what you would do in your house. So why the heck would you want to take a shirt to a dry cleaners? Shoot, I was pressing shirts when I was in middle school ($5/day) so I think I should do it myself here on out. Or kindly ask my wife to iron my shirt without burning them. 

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Too bad mine won't fit you tounge.gif
Let me know if you really want them. I am going to have my wife's sister pick mine up for me when the IN-LAWS come to visit in July 



i do want the one clags has. if you remember, give me a heads up closer to july. smile.gif
post #5143 of 37405
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post


Doodals, you can potentially wear shirts three or four times, wow!

Whilst i'm pleased for you that you are not cursed by perspiration, undershirt notwithstanding, it must be difficult to just keep em clean? Not grubby around cuff and collar?

Mild detergent and a baby wash will do the trick

Yes, when I worked at my parents' dry cleaners (20 years ago), I saw shirts with collar stains and we had to use a brush to get them out. 

LUCKILY, I do not sweat (barely?) so I can wear a shirt like 3 or 4 times and I do not get stains even after the 4th time. 

I will start washing my shirts at home. It will be fun ironing shirts again...too bad I wont be paid $5/day anymore. 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i do want the one clags has. if you remember, give me a heads up closer to july. smile.gif

It's a deal. 

But just remember, just because it looks good on Clags doesn't mean it will look good on you (j/k) :box:

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correct. it will look great on me.
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