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Timely.  Just this morning I had to steam my Cucinelli suit coat that my dry cleaner decided should be a hard 3.  It was a PIA getting the crease out too. I wonder if the dry cleaner could be given instruction, and if so, would they follow it?  It's tough enough getting them to actually clean an item.

Yeah, I just had a white pique bow tie quasi-ruined by the cleaner. They got the front clean all right, but whatever they soaked it in rusted the adjuster hardware and stained the back band. I'm going to try to convert it to a sized bow tie (DIY if I'm ambitious... I have 3 total now thanks to Spoo and my wife). I'm hestitant to send high-end suits with nicely rolled lapels after that. I'm even more hestitant to send tails. I wonder how many cleaners have someone who's even seen a tailcoat, let alone pressed one...
Edited by Van Veen - 2/18/16 at 11:14am
post #30347 of 51054
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

Correct... Tom James and Oxxford are owned by the same company. If you order Holland & Sherry through TJ, of course it will just be a TJ suit made with H&S cloth. It will be branded a TJ suit. However, if you order Oxxford through a TJ rep, you will receive a fully Oxxford branded suit without the TJ labels. Here, locally, for a short time, they were also putting TJ labels in Oxxford suits that were ordered through TJ. I have only found a couple of them.

I have a TJ that is an OXXFORD with TJ label. The way I thought it worked was the TJs that are really Oxxford are made in the factory as Oxxford but in a different area. Hence, there must be something that is different about them. At least that is what somebody on AAAC told me.
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Any P&S experts? Does this look legit?



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I have a TJ that is an OXXFORD with TJ label. The way I thought it worked was the TJs that are really Oxxford are made in the factory as Oxxford but in a different area. Hence, there must be something that is different about them. At least that is what somebody on AAAC told me.

They let the new hires work on TJ before they graduate to Oxxford.  I can imagine the drama in the workroom.  :)

 

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Any P&S experts? Does this look legit?



 

It's possible for P&S to be made in China, I haven't seen that tag in person though.

There's a good guide, most importantly this:

1.) Every single Paul & Shark item sold has an identifying code on the swing tags, for example, item code i04p702, colour 050, which is navy blue, size tgu, which is a cap size or s, m, l, xl, xxl, xxxl. They also have lot number like 04884-3 on the washing label and the neck label. They start with cop, 103, e05 or e05. Then following this about 5 more numbers go after it.

 

From here:

http://www.ebay.com/gds/HOW-2-SPOT-A-FAKE-PAUL-AND-SHARK-GENUINE-OR-FAKE-/10000000002553337/g.html

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Parting ways...I love to wear this around the gentleman cave, but Mahatma utterly hates it. 'tshall be missed.

 

 

 

 

NWT Crittenden Silk/Linen Triple Patch

 

 

 

 

 

NWT Ted Baker Cordtwill Cotton

 

 

 

 

 

NWT BB Explorer, Fitz Fit

 

 

 

 

Old Burb

 

 

 

 

Nuther old Burb

 

 

 

 

I searched the store high and low for pants for this, but according to the label its not even an orphan. Most orphan looking sport coat ever.

 

 

 

 

 

Polo Silk

 

 

 

 

Piattelli x Belvest

 

 

 

 

 

Burb London Blazer

 

 

 

post #30351 of 51054
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

Timely.  Just this morning I had to steam my Cucinelli suit coat that my dry cleaner decided should be a hard 3.  It was a PIA getting the crease out too. I wonder if the dry cleaner could be given instruction, and if so, would they follow it?  It's tough enough getting them to actually clean an item.

 

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


Yeah, I just had a white pique bow tie quasi-ruined by the cleaner. They got the front clean all right, but whatever they soaked it in rusted the adjuster hardware and stained the back band. I'm going to try to convert it to a sized bow tie (DIY if I'm ambitious... I have 3 total now thanks to Spoo and my wife). I'm hestitant to send high-end suits with nicely rolled lapels after that. I'm even more hestitant to send tails. I wonder how many cleaners have someone who's even seen a tailcoat, let alone pressed one...

i just dropped off a suit for a splash pad replacement and he asked me if i wanted him to repair the v-split waistband aswell which was just a regular v-split with nothing wrong with it(something he'd obviously never seen before) and i know he's gonna sew it up anyway even though i said no.

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It's possible for P&S to be made in China

Really? do you know this for sure? i've been trying to find this out for ages and would love it to be true.

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Couple of recent bits. Thriftin be slow here at the moment.

NWT Ozwald Boateng Green Textured Stripe Tie - NA (I'm keeping)


Hackett linen sky blue jumper - for the big guys (4XL)


Canali Navy Windowpane - Loro Piana fabric


Gieves and Hawkes Grey Wool Flannels

The Kooples


(Congrats @HansderHund - welcome to the rest of your life)
post #30354 of 51054
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Originally Posted by eddiegreen View Post

i just dropped off a suit for a splash pad replacement and he asked me if i wanted him to repair the v-split waistband aswell which was just a regular v-split with nothing wrong with it(something he'd obviously never seen before) and i know he's gonna sew it up anyway even though i said no.

The dry cleaner / "seamstress" closest to my house is so bad that they remove their own business from Google maps etc, presumably so no one can leave an online review. I gave them 3 chances with 3 different tasks and they failed them all. Now I drive to a cleaner further away that does a good job, and a separate repair shop in a different city that does great work.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Polo Silk




Didn't see this in your ebay store. What size and how much? Thanks!
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Parting ways...I love to wear this around the gentleman cave, but Mahatma utterly hates it. 'tshall be missed.



its a sad day.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


its a sad day.

We still have at least 10 days together.

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Parting ways...I love to wear this around the gentleman cave, but Mahatma utterly hates it. 'tshall be missed.



If only I had some spare cash lion around.






(sorry)
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Originally Posted by thebuddahman View Post

If only I had some spare cash lion around.

you would buy it. is that what you mane?
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If it were mine, I would certainly wear it with pride.
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