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post #14926 of 28315

Noob here and I have a question about washing dress shirts. I generally wash them machine wash cold and then hang them to dry. I DO NOT iron them when they are damp as it seems many of you do. As a result, it seems that a lot of my shirts have odd creases and look "bad". Is it really necessary to iron a dress shirt an hour or so after it's been taken out of the washer?

 

I'll usually let it hang dry for a few days and a week later when I go to wear it again, I'll iron the shirt that morning.

 

I'd say some of my dress shirts have fared better than others in this regard, but my Harvie and Hudson shirts get in really bad shape after I hang dry for a few days, and ironing never bring them back to usual shape.

 

 

EDIT: I also had a small mud (?) stain on my favorite pink dress shirt (near lower back area) and I kinda ironed over it this morning. I haven't worn it since washing the shirt two weeks ago. I'm going to try and handwash it after work today (I wore it to work because it wasn't all that noticeable), but if anyone has suggestions on this, that would be great also. 


Edited by amathew - 5/21/12 at 9:48am
post #14927 of 28315
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Noob here and I have a question about washing dress shirts. I generally wash them machine wash cold and then hang them to dry. I DO NOT iron them when they are damp as it seems many of you do. As a result, it seems that a lot of my shirts have odd creases and look "bad". Is it really necessary to iron a dress shirt an hour or so after it's been taken out of the washer?

Instead of hang drying them, try machine drying for 10 mins and then ironing.
post #14928 of 28315
Should the waist of a MTM shirt be wide enough so that the front placket is completely straight even when sitting down? Or is some pursing typical?
post #14929 of 28315

Hello all,

 

I'm new to the forum and after reading some threads and "Dressing The Man" I need some help determining if I have a Medium or High Contrast Complexion.
That's me in my avatar.

 

Thank you.

post #14930 of 28315
Dark hair and eyes with pale complexion qualifies for "high contrast".
post #14931 of 28315
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Dark hair and eyes with pale complexion qualifies for "high contrast".


Thank you sir

post #14932 of 28315
Did Crocket &Jones actually make the shell cordovan shoes for RL Polo or did they subcontract out to Alden?

Also, are the marked sizes slightly larger than their USA equivalent, a 9.5 would be about a 10-10.5 US.

Anybody with fit experience with vintage C&J for RL Polo cordovan shoes?
post #14933 of 28315

Really nooby question: If I'm a 19" shoulder, 40" chest, with long arms and torso, does that mean I have to buy size 42L and get the chest taken in? Or canI still fit into some size 40L sport coats? Most of the ones I see are around an 18.5" shoulder, but the size 42 jackets are usually around 22" in the chest.

 

Thanks!

post #14934 of 28315
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Should the waist of a MTM shirt be wide enough so that the front placket is completely straight even when sitting down? Or is some pursing typical?

Mine remains straight.
post #14935 of 28315

what's the best way to remove gum stains from the side of my leather dress shoes.

 

I've tryed water and scraping with a brush, but no luck.

post #14936 of 28315

Astor & Black or Thick As Thieves???

 

Great Forum guys... I'm learning alot.  So I want a Full Canvas Suit without breaking the bank and wanted to get a consensus from the Style Forum.

 

Astor & Black sounds a bit hit and miss but the ones that are good... really sound great.  And they deal with alot of athletes and I have a more athletic build so that is why they caught my attention.

 

And from everything I read on here, Thick As Thieves sounds really really good. 

 

So if you had to choose which would it be... Astor & Black or Thick As Thieves?

 

Unless you have yet another better option.

 

Thanks~

post #14937 of 28315

Found these shoes on second hand for 35 dollars. Does anyone know anything about the brand? It's made in the USA and the insole says MorganQuinn. A quick google search on that name only yields a few ebay results. Would be interested to hear if someone knows anything.

 

Btw, should I change the black laces? If so, to what?

 

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post #14938 of 28315
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post


I have pretty big thighs as well, I wear boxer briefs, fitted dress pants, and fitted jeans. If you look closely you can see my package bulging a bit but it never bothers me and I do not remember ever being called out. People typically ask me why I am so formally dressed and that does not bother me at all. smile.gif
unless you literally have a huge package, I think you are noticing the bulge a little too much.

 

 

Lol, well thanks for the responses everyone, that pic was quite hilarious. No I'm really not exaggerating or being overly observant about my crotch bulging out, I'll have to post a pic sometime. Particularly when I'm wearing shorts, it is a big enough deal for me to be annoyed about it, especially when I'm shopping.

 

I'll keep you all updated later. This is serious stuff.

post #14939 of 28315
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Originally Posted by Stone34 View Post

Astor & Black or Thick As Thieves???

 

Great Forum guys... I'm learning alot.  So I want a Full Canvas Suit without breaking the bank and wanted to get a consensus from the Style Forum.

 

Astor & Black sounds a bit hit and miss but the ones that are good... really sound great.  And they deal with alot of athletes and I have a more athletic build so that is why they caught my attention.

 

And from everything I read on here, Thick As Thieves sounds really really good. 

 

So if you had to choose which would it be... Astor & Black or Thick As Thieves?

 

Unless you have yet another better option.

 

Thanks~

 

Kent Wang? Might be worth checking out the affiliate thread at least.

post #14940 of 28315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stone34 View Post

Astor & Black or Thick As Thieves???

Great Forum guys... I'm learning alot.  So I want a Full Canvas Suit without breaking the bank and wanted to get a consensus from the Style Forum.

Astor & Black sounds a bit hit and miss but the ones that are good... really sound great.  And they deal with alot of athletes and I have a more athletic build so that is why they caught my attention.

And from everything I read on here, Thick As Thieves sounds really really good. 

So if you had to choose which would it be... Astor & Black or Thick As Thieves?

Unless you have yet another better option.

Thanks~

Don't go MTM for your first suit
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