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I'm considering ironing my flannel trousers and am wondering if there's anything I need to know?

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A tailor tell me that a full canvass suit is stiffer than half canvass. He also said that half canvass suit is much better fit and drape. How true is it?

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A tailor tell me that a full canvass suit is stiffer than half canvass. He also said that half canvass suit is much better fit and drape. How true is it?
Not at all. Go to a better tailor. What's going on is since he's not actually making the suits he's trying to sell you on what he can get made.
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A tailor tell me that a full canvass suit is stiffer than half canvass. He also said that half canvass suit is much better fit and drape. How true is it?

 

What the hell? Avoid him like the plague! If his store is on Yelp (which is useful in this case), post your experience on it.

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He might be not a English native speaker, like me, although I know he has at least a house in the US and we communicate by English. He may confuse "stiffer" for "thicker". But I really doubt about a half canvas suit could drape and fit better than a full canvas suit.

 

Thank you guys for making it clear to me.

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He might be not a English native speaker, like me, although I know he has at least a house in the US and we communicate by English. He may confuse "stiffer" for "thicker". But I really doubt about a half canvas suit could drape and fit better than a full canvas suit.

 

Thank you guys for making it clear to me.

 

Please lay everything down with your tailor. Communication is the most important aspect in the relationship between patron and tailor. I have a tailor with a thick Spanish accent, so I (and many others here) understand.

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I really doubt about a half canvas suit could drape and fit better than a full canvas suit.
Don't doubt it. It's entirely possible for a good quality half canvas suit to drape and fit well, and for a mediocre full canvas suit to drape and fit poorly.

But your tailor's claim that a full canvas suit will be stiffer than half canvas, and will fit and drape better than full canvas, should certainly not be regarded as a general truth.
post #28883 of 33186

After almost 100 years, is the full-length overcoat dead?

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Are these Kiton ties legitimate? I don't think I've ever seen them this cheap before. Usually they're $350+.

http://www.farfetch.com/ca/shopping/men/kiton-floral-print-tie-item-10647514.aspx?storeid=9274&ffref=lp_44_

EDIT: Nevermind. They're vintage and not new.
Edited by DarkSpiral - 10/25/14 at 12:38pm
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I'm considering ironing my flannel trousers and am wondering if there's anything I need to know?

This reply may be a bit late, but I'd suggest using a piece of cloth between the iron and the trousers. Do a search for "pressing cloth".
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After almost 100 years

Was it invented 100 years ago? No it's not dead.
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This reply may be a bit late, but I'd suggest using a piece of cloth between the iron and the trousers. Do a search for "pressing cloth".

+1.
You could also use a handkerchief.
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Quick tailoring question:

I have a pair of classic fit dress chinos that I tried having slimmed at the tailor as the rise was high enough, but the leg was too full.
Nothing to severe, but was trying to reshape the lower thigh/knee/opening a bit.

Unfortunately, these pants came with a "Permanent Crease"(don't think it's the silicon variety); the tailor only took in material from the inner seam, and thus the crease is off-center (as it goes down the length of the trouser).

Is there any remedy for this? If we assume that the permanent crease is here to stay, can the tailor not take in materials equally on both ends?
Or would that affect the drape of the trouser?

Thanks.
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This reply may be a bit late, but I'd suggest using a piece of cloth between the iron and the trousers. Do a search for "pressing cloth".

 

 

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+1.
You could also use a handkerchief.

 

Not late at all South, thanks guys.

post #28890 of 33186

For BB OCBDs that were sized on the single numbering label, does 16-3 mean 16/33? 

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