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Is your 3r2 the BnT?

Naw, no BnT for me, at least not yet. This is the MTM from my trip to Japan. biggrin.gif
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X-post from Gerry's Friday Challenge, where anything goes... so naturally I went totally crazy... plain.gif

 

@jcmeyer you are a wild and crazy guy! :slayer:

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Weird buckling at the buttoning point. My dry cleaner pressed the lapel to the top button instead of rolling it over to the 2nd. Any tips to fix that?

 

I really like that tie, Justin.

 

I had to educate my dry cleaner how to press lapels...or rather how not to. They've got it down now, but it was a process. It pays to be explicit about it. You may get the "but that's not how we do it" thing at first, but just insist "yes, but this is how *I* want it".

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Andy, been going through that process w reverse pleated pants. It's been long and arduous, haha.
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I had to educate my dry cleaner how to press lapels...or rather how not to. They've got it down now, but it was a process. It pays to be explicit about it. You may get the "but that's not how we do it" thing at first, but just insist "yes, but this is how *I* want it".

 

I press my own jacket lapels. Roll up a cotton t-shirt into a tight cylinder, insert it into the recess of the lapel, hold the iron a few cm from the lapel and fire plenty of steam at it. Then sweep the iron over it, lightly at first, then with a bit more pressure, always holding the lapel in the shape I want for it. Seems to work ok. Obviously I've adjusted the plate temperature to suit the fabric I'm pressing.

 

Sometimes this shit is just common sense.

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I don't see the need to press a roll into a lapel. If properly made it should roll on its own, right? In this case simply steaming it flat (though not pressing) should suffice.

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I don't see the need to press a roll into a lapel. If properly made it should roll on its own, right? In this case simply steaming it flat (though not pressing) should suffice.


Yes and no. I believe that steaming and stretching of fabrics are part of the making process. Can't see why that process shouldn't also be employed to improve or revitalise a garment which has already been delivered to the client.

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Thursday.  90 degrees.  Double linen and oxford pants.  

 

 

 

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I really like that tie, Justin.

I had to educate my dry cleaner how to press lapels...or rather how not to. They've got it down now, but it was a process. It pays to be explicit about it. You may get the "but that's not how we do it" thing at first, but just insist "yes, but this is how *I* want it".

Thanks Andy! I had it made at talbott, they normally do a 58" length and I had them make it for me in 57"
I like the pattern so much I had it made in a blue/purple color way as well lol
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Weird buckling at the buttoning point. My dry cleaner pressed the lapel to the top button instead of rolling it over to the 2nd. Any tips to fix that?

A good menswear-focused alterationist should be able to do the job. I had mine re-press a RTW DB lapel that was a little off, and it came out great.
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Thanks for the feedback guys, I have had this jacket dry cleaned twice. The first time is was perfect but this time obviously isnt where I like it. I will have to have it redone.
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Yes and no. I believe that steaming and stretching of fabrics are part of the making process. Can't see why that process shouldn't also be employed to improve or revitalise a garment which has already been delivered to the client.


True. I've never seen a need to do it to any of my jackets, but that doesn't mean there is never a need for anyone.

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I meant to mention when I posted this earlier in the week - http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/38010#post_8450027 - showing my great new shibumi tie that Mrs K had encountered some difficulties in ordering.  Her first choice of tie was not marked as out of stock but she could not add it to her basket and this one that she chose instead took rather longer to come than indicated, thus missing my birthday for which it was a pressie.  Anyone had similar difficulties of late?

 

Any ideas @Sander or @Braddock ?

 

Cheers

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Thank you so very much for all the thumbs earlier this week much appreciated. This jacket needs to be let out a bit, but, i enjoyed the colors for a sunny, humid Friday. Enjoy your holiday weekend friends fellow Americans.




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