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post #27031 of 30496
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Originally Posted by RPM1 View Post
 

Need to decide on which satchel or briefcase to choose, and having a hard time deciding between these two:

 

 

 

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Both are similar sized, and the one below is bridle leather.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

 

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I don't like the first one, it is too shiny for me. The second one, I am not too sure about either now.

 

I ordered a different briefcase, similar to the image below. As It's only for casual use, I did not spend too much.

 

post #27032 of 30496
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Originally Posted by RPM1 View Post

I ordered a different briefcase, similar to the image below. As It's only for casual use, I did not spend too much.



Deets?
post #27033 of 30496
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Deets?


Further details here:

http://www.johnlewis.com/hidesign-charles-leather-briefcase-brown/p1179968

post #27034 of 30496
I have a pair of Chelsea boots that are awesome but the left boot is creasing in an awkward spot. Is there something that I can do or ask a cobbler to do that can change creasing or stop it at that spot? The leather is essentially biting my big toe at one spot.

I put a small heel riser at a spot and it's possible that this caused it, but taking them out would be sub optimal.
post #27035 of 30496

I've been trying to learn more about proper clothes but I still have some basic questions. I now know that there are dry cleaners and dry cleaners, and I am now taking my clothes only to the best dry cleaner around town. But, what is the issue with dry cleaning suits too frequently? If one is wearing an individual suit, say, once per week, how long should it be, before it should go for dry cleaning? Thanks for any advice.

post #27036 of 30496
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Originally Posted by porkbellyflop View Post

I've been trying to learn more about proper clothes but I still have some basic questions. I now know that there are dry cleaners and dry cleaners, and I am now taking my clothes only to the best dry cleaner around town. But, what is the issue with dry cleaning suits too frequently? If one is wearing an individual suit, say, once per week, how long should it be, before it should go for dry cleaning? Thanks for any advice.

Dry clean it only if it gets soiled - otherwise just have your stuff pressed. And even then, do make sure you go to a good place because you don't want some piece of crap dry cleaner wrecking good lapels.

Dry cleaning involves chemical which affect the integrity of the fabric - there could be other reasons for avoiding excessive dry cleaning but that's a pretty big one in and of itself.
post #27037 of 30496
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what is the issue with dry cleaning suits too frequently?
Over the past several years, more men have learned that dry cleaning (notably, excessive dry cleaning and/or poor or marginal quality dry cleaning) can be hard on a suit. That more people are aware of this fact is a good thing.

Unfortunately, some fail to understand the problem in its appropriate context. Rather than turning away from overly frequent and/or poor quality dry cleaning of their suits, they have developed an unnecessary and exaggerated fear of any dry cleaning of their suits. Thinking dry cleaning some sort of chemical kiss of death, any contact with which will most assuredly destroy their suits. Or at the very, very least, that it will greatly accelerate wear, and do general damage to the suit.

Yes, getting a suit dry cleaned more often than is needed is not good for the suit. Yes, getting a suit dry cleaned at some places which fail to treat the suit properly, or to pay careful attention to the dry cleaning chemicals used, is not good for the suit. And yes, the vast majority of dry cleaners suck - and probably always will, because ultimately quality costs money, and most people choose their dry cleaner on the basis of price.

But none of this means that getting the suit dry cleaned when it needs dry cleaning, at a quality dry cleaning operation, should be avoided.
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If one is wearing an individual suit, say, once per week, how long should it be, before it should go for dry cleaning?
Your suit should be dry cleaned when it needs it.

Not when the trousers show a minor wrinkle. Not when it was very briefly exposed to a hint of cigarette smoke. These things can typically be dealt with without the need to resort to dry cleaning.

But when the suit needs to be cleaned - as in, say, when it's dirty, and not in the sense that a quick brushing will restore it - get it cleaned.

If it's a seasonal suit, you might want to get it cleaned at the end of its season, before you put it away for the next half year or so.

But a suit isn't like a shirt or a pair of underwear, that must be laundered after every wearing.

I can't give you a more precise answer as to how often you should have your suit dry cleaned, because it simply depends so much on the man, the suit, the environment in which the suit is worn, etc.
post #27038 of 30496
Dry cleaning is the Antichrist to your suit..

A great suit must be steamed not marinated in chemicals..
post #27039 of 30496
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Dry cleaning is the Antichrist to your suit..

A great suit must be steamed not marinated in chemicals..


...Seriously?

 

I couldnt' find the JeffD post, but here's the next best thing:

 

http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2010/5/17/the-myth-of-pressing-a-garment-with-steam.aspx

 

Edit: found it

post #27040 of 30496

 

 

Linked from the post.

DONT DO THIS.


Edited by ridethecliche - 3/24/14 at 4:58pm
post #27041 of 30496

That's precisely the video StuBLoom linked, if you didn't actually click on my link. He said that it is poorly done, etc.

post #27042 of 30496

Yup. I was posting it here for ease of access.
Edited my post to make it clear.

post #27043 of 30496

Is a pinpoint oxford shirt with a button down collar too formal for dark wash/raw jeans? I have been looking for lilac/lavender OCBD's but I can only find those colours in pinpoint.

post #27044 of 30496
Related to above Q.
I don't own any ocbd. I'm just starting to build my casual wardrobe up from just tshiets and polos. I think I saw a chart somewhere explaining the difference between ocbd and other button downs and it basically seemed to say ocbd was more versatile cos you can wear them with jeans.
I never wear jeans though. Is it much of an issue to wear pinpoints and other more 'formal' weaves with chinos or wool?
post #27045 of 30496
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Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77 View Post

Is a pinpoint oxford shirt with a button down collar too formal for dark wash/raw jeans?
Wear it if you like. In real life, nobody's likely to draw a distinction between your lilac/lavender pinpoint, and a lilac/lavender OCBD, worn with your jeans.

Sure, some might say it's too formal. But some will insist that anything beyond a t-shirt or sweat shirt is too formal.

As for whether it violates some traditional standard of dress... traditional standards of dress don't really concern themselves with jeans in the first place. So nothing much to worry about on that basis.
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