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post #20746 of 33020

Love the woven/web/surcingle belts-critters and all. What are the seasonality rules? Can I rock that lobster belt year round, or is it better left to S/S?

 

Thanks!

post #20747 of 33020
Hi guys. I'm more from the streetwear side of things so naturally I have no idea what i'm doing. What do you think of this tie? Does it go with the rest? Just got it today and it's a little darker than it looked in the seller's pics.

post #20748 of 33020
Tie is way too informal for that suit.
post #20749 of 33020
Ok, thanks. Would this be an improvement?

post #20750 of 33020

^^^No.

post #20751 of 33020
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Originally Posted by dragulievic View Post

Hi guys, I´ve got a little problem here and I need your help.

I took my suit and a blazer to the dry cleaners two days ago and I went to pick them up yesterday. Since it was only a few minutes till closing time unfortunately I didn´t check the result + I thought everything went well. Unfortunately at home I realized that on my Bianchi blazer the white stain didn´t vanish, even though I specially drew the cleaner´s attention to it. I´ve got the impression that they just simply treated my stuff without stain removal. Unfortunately I don´t know the origin of the stain because I bought the blazer just recently but my guess is (and it looks like) that it´s sweat salt.

My question is whether I should attempt to remove it at home with a safe method like gently rubbing with a warm cleaning rug or something similar or it would be better to take it back to the cleaners and ask them specifically to treat only the spots? If it is manageable at home, what method do you suggest? I don´t want to ruin it so I´m asking those with some experience. I´m quite upset because I didn´t expect this after "professional treatment".

In the attachment I´m posting one picture from the inside, one from the outside, and the label with the info.

Thanks very much!

 

 

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Dude, dont try to do anything with it at home. Your chances of further screwing it up are much greater than success. My suggestion (if you have some time and a little money) is to send it out to Rave fabricare in Arizona (http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2012/3/16/rescuing-a-dairy-product-saturated-suit-used-in-a-commercial.aspx).

 

It isnt cheap but after a garment has already been dry cleaned and the stain wasnt taken out, it could have set in the stain. That is why i would send it to the best cleaner in the country. Oh and try to get your money back from the previous cleaner if you can.

post #20752 of 33020
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Originally Posted by tommygunn1986 View Post

I just got a black suit. I already had a black vest. The vest is the same shade of black but it is a different texture. You can tell if you are up close. I can't wear this as a 3 piece suit, can I? Shopping online is difficult.

 

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You arent going to get much love on this forum asking for advice on a black suit. Most would say "burn it and the vest too". As many here will tell you a black suit should be relegated to funerals and not much else. With that disclaimer let us continue on to the question. As a generaliztion one should not mix suits, especially when the colors are extremely close. I can think of a few exceptions but this one doesnt make the list. I am sorry but it just doesnt work. Use the vest under a sport coat that is a different color or, if you want to look like a hipster, wear it with no jacket.

post #20753 of 33020
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Originally Posted by srgslaugh View Post

Love the woven/web/surcingle belts-critters and all. What are the seasonality rules? Can I rock that lobster belt year round, or is it better left to S/S?

 

Thanks!

Spring and summer only for the lobster belt. Same with the nantucket red pants.

post #20754 of 33020
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post

Any suggestions on shorts for spring and summer?  A few parameters: slim fit, inconspicuous color, inseam between seven and nine inches.  Also, I'd rather not spend more than $80 on a single pair.

Check out brooks brothers http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/shorts/0296,default,sc.html?lid=topnav-menu

No pleats please

post #20755 of 33020
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Dude, dont try to do anything with it at home. Your chances of further screwing it up are much greater than success. My suggestion (if you have some time and a little money) is to send it out to Rave fabricare in Arizona (http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2012/3/16/rescuing-a-dairy-product-saturated-suit-used-in-a-commercial.aspx).

 

It isnt cheap but after a garment has already been dry cleaned and the stain wasnt taken out, it could have set in the stain. That is why i would send it to the best cleaner in the country. Oh and try to get your money back from the previous cleaner if you can.

nice,

having jessie do a test for them, got to check out the web commercial later

post #20756 of 33020
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

^^^No.
Still too informal i guess?

Thanks anyway. Guess i'll get a plain formal tie.
post #20757 of 33020
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Dude, dont try to do anything with it at home. Your chances of further screwing it up are much greater than success. My suggestion (if you have some time and a little money) is to send it out to Rave fabricare in Arizona (http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2012/3/16/rescuing-a-dairy-product-saturated-suit-used-in-a-commercial.aspx).

 

It isnt cheap but after a garment has already been dry cleaned and the stain wasnt taken out, it could have set in the stain. That is why i would send it to the best cleaner in the country. Oh and try to get your money back from the previous cleaner if you can.

 


Thanks for the response but I already tried to remove it at home. And guess what, the stain miraculously disappeared!

It must have been a sweat spot or something because a heavy pollution wouldn´t come off so easily. I used body temperature water and a soft sponge. I had to go through the stains approximately 3-4 times, gently rubbing the afflicted areas, and now the blazer is dry and clean.

I guess this is just pure luck, nothing else. But from this lesson I learned that I will try to remove less serious stains at home first before taking my clothes to the cleaners. Of course unless I come across with an obvious "unremovable" stain...

Since I´m from Europe it would cost me way too much, and even though it is a very well fitting Bianchi blazer I wouldn´t send it to the States just to get it fixed.

So no option for refund any more but problem solved! And apparently this is a way much better ending :)

post #20758 of 33020
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Originally Posted by dragulievic View Post

But from this lesson I learned that I will try to remove less serious stains at home first before taking my clothes to the cleaners
Another lesson you should have learned is to seek out a better, more responsive, dry cleaner.
post #20759 of 33020
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Another lesson you should have learned is to seek out a better, more responsive, dry cleaner.

 


Yes, possibly you´re right, but this is the biggest company here in the country, I wouldn´t have thought that they will return my blazer in such condition...

post #20760 of 33020

Thanks for the response.  I get most of my sweaters and button-downs from there, but the shorts I've tried on in store are always too baggy for my liking.  Those slim fit lightweight shorts looked promising, but the back pockets are a deal breaker.

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