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Dry cleaning must be a stressful job... They are always having to deal with pressing issues.  

 

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An unpopular question I know, but I'm hoping for a happy ending. Is this gren?





Definitely not shell.
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Quick question, about Cordovan shell shoes.  (sorry, don't have a picture).

 

I had finally came across a pair of full cordovan shell shoes in the wild - I've passed so far.  They look alright.  Definitely need a good polish though.  I just wasn't sure if they are a find or not. I'm not familiar with the "brand".

 

They look to be older, ET Wright shoes.  I guess they could be flipped for a few bucks, according to that other site, but given what the store is asking, it's not worth flipping - if they were picked up, it would just be for personal use (my size).

 

Is ET Wright a pass then?  I figured they were.

 

 

 

 

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My contact there said to bring it by "and we'll assess and go from there." So .... I guess that means after they tell me there's no hope, they'll let me buy another one at full price?

To clarify: The guy I know at Sid Mashburn. I'm not hopeful anything will come from it, but I'm on my way there post-work immediately after I raise hell at the drycleaner. 

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Oxxford glen plaid pants with hammered gold-tone side adjusters.

 

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Quick question, about Cordovan shell shoes.  (sorry, don't have a picture).

I had finally came across a pair of full cordovan shell shoes in the wild - I've passed so far.  They look alright.  Definitely need a good polish though.  I just wasn't sure if they are a find or not. I'm not familiar with the "brand".

kop shell by nearly any maker. If theyre in need of a good re-vamping..... send to Wes. (dont polish shell)
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kop shell by nearly any maker. If theyre in need of a good re-vamping..... send to Wes. (dont polish shell)

 

Hmm...okay.  Good to know.  They've been there awhile, so next time I'm there, if they are still there, I'll probably grab them then.

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Hmm...okay.  Good to know.  They've been there awhile, so next time I'm there, if they are still there, I'll probably grab them then.

i mean assuming theyre priced at thrift pricing. I wouldnt pay $100. But if theyre priced right, theyre a VERY easy flip.
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ive had 2 contrasting experiences at dry cleaners...one place screwed a piece up, and wrote me a check for $250 to replace the shirt... nearly no questions asked....good folks. Another lost my favorite helmut lang shirt and refused to give me a dime. Owner said "you look too poor to pay that much for a shirt...get the fuck out of my store"

As long as its a decent place, i think theyll replace for you. My shitty experience came from using the $1.50 cleaners. shog[1].gif

 

I cringe a little everytime I leave my drycleaner for what I pay them, but I also know its worth the couple extra dollars compared to the "cheap" cleaners in town. I trust they know what they are doing, and if they mess up, they'll make it right.

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Holy shit, Brexit.

Time to load up on Crockett and Jones.

 

I leave for England on the 19th, hoping the rate stays down for a while.

 

PS - If anyone knows spots I need to hit in either London or Paris please let me know!

 

PPS - Will be doing some other traveling soon and want to pick up some nice noise canceling headphones. Anyone have recommendations? Borrowed some B&O H6's (not noise canceling) for a bit last year and fell in love, but the price is a bit steep. Wouldn't be opposed to buying pre-owned if the deal was good.


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I cringe a little everytime I leave my drycleaner for what I pay them, but I also know its worth the couple extra dollars compared to the "cheap" cleaners in town. I trust they know what they are doing, and if they mess up, they'll make it right.

 

I leave for England on the 19th, hoping the rate stays down for a while.

 

PS - If anyone knows spots I need to hit in either London or Paris please let me know!

I hear this place is pretty cool...

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I cringe a little everytime I leave my drycleaner for what I pay them, but I also know its worth the couple extra dollars compared to the "cheap" cleaners in town. I trust they know what they are doing, and if they mess up, they'll make it right.

the cleaners i use now is an hour and a half away from my house. But theyre by far the best. Theyre not too far from my parents house and my in laws, so i just have to pre-plan. But when i drop off my clothes, they itemize the receipt with the brands of each piece and a description.
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I hear this place is pretty cool...

 

If only I didn't have that pesky mortgage.....

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the cleaners i use now is an hour and a half away from my house. But theyre by far the best. Theyre not too far from my parents house and my in laws, so i just have to pre-plan. But when i drop off my clothes, they itemize the receipt with the brands of each piece and a description.

 

I've actually had mine do repairs for free. I picked up a recent Brooks Brothers blazer that, weirdly enough, had almost every button loose on it. Coincidentally, I was dropping off some clothing to be cleaned that same day. I accidentally gave them that jacket as well, and I assumed they'd loose all the buttons in the process. To my surprise when I got the jacket back they had removed every button, along with stitching, and re-sewn them on, free of charge.

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Dear Sirs, I haven't checked in for the last couple of weeks because of kids and dogs and just loving sleep too much but will post a long photo brag as soon as i can. 

Is anyone familiar with this particular aquascutum label? i haven't seen it before and need to know if it's just a new or old style label or for a certain line/range?

it's on a very nice modernish tux dinner jacket.

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Best estate sale of all time. Mind actually blown. And nothing is mens.
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Anyone here have good luck with iron on patches for moth holes, or some other method less costly than reweaving?

 

Normally i wouldn't be interested, but I picked up a mainline yohji yamamoto Shacket - pants combo in a really dark navy, with probably 6 tiny moth holes in different areas. I'd like to keep it for personal use, and considering the baggy nature of the pieces, it seems like tiny patches behind the fabric would work just fine for casual use. 

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