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post #19516 of 29141
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

I wonder whether a discussion of clothes irons mightn't be better served by a thread of its own, rather than inclusion in this thread...
Anyway, I use a Rowenta DW-8090. I'm satisfied with it.
I recall contributing to a discussion over on another site, within the past year, regarding irons. Let me see if I can dig up a link...
Found it. It was "What to look for in a clothes iron," and it's at http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?115695-What-to-look-for-in-a-clothes-iron . In my post there, I provided links to multiple other threads about which iron to buy - several of which are, in my opinion, superior to the originating thread itself. Anyway, might be of some value to you.
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Michael

That's a great, thread, lots of good info in there.

I do love my Rowenta. Good and heavy, makes life so, so much easier. I couldn't believe how much easier it made things when I first got it.
post #19517 of 29141
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I've got a nice Rowenta one. Make sure to get the Made in Germany ones. Cost around $90 I believe? I definitely think you should buy quality here if you spend any decent amount of time ironing. I do all of my ironing, mostly because I am OCD about how I want my shirts pressed, and realized very quickly that buying a decent iron made my life much easier.
Irons are a lot like cookwear--you want something heavy. A light iron won't hold enough heat to do an effective job. You also want it to be able to get sufficiently hot, and more importantly, to be able to produce lots of steam for a long time. If it only makes a couple of puffs before it has to reheat, that's no good.

+1 to Germany made Rowenta. Also shell out a $100 for the most expensive ironing board from BB&B and you'll be one happy "ironer".
post #19518 of 29141
Does anyone have a recommendation for a competent tailor in the New Haven (or Hamden, Milford or Stratford) Connecticut area?
post #19519 of 29141
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


(I'll add parenthetically that feet can - and often do - change in size and shape over the years. Yet most men figure that if their shoe size was, say, a 10D when they "stopped growing" at age 17, it's still a 10D now, when they're 20 years older. Many men go decades without having their shoe size measured on a Brannock device. I'm not saying that all men act this way, just that lots do. And I can tell you from personal experience that even a single letter difference in shoe width can be the difference between comfortable feet, and sore, aching feet. And that this is especially true with dress shoes - for various reasons, sneakers, moccasins, "casual shoes," etc., are often more forgiving of such things. I wonder whether this isn't one reason why so many men claim to find dress shoes uncomfortable.)
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Michael

+1

 

I spent 15 years of my adult life wearing and buying size 8.5, because that's what I wore when my I "stopped growing" in high school. It took the development of a Morton's neuroma in my left foot to get me into a Brannock device. I'm a size 9.5D in my left foot now (9D in the right), and the ill-fitting shoes I'd worn over the past fifteen years gave me a nice little long-term foot problem. Now SF is helping me build a decent shoe wardrobe in shoes that actually fit.

post #19520 of 29141
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


I've got a nice Rowenta one. Make sure to get the Made in Germany ones. Cost around $90 I believe? I definitely think you should buy quality here if you spend any decent amount of time ironing. I do all of my ironing, mostly because I am OCD about how I want my shirts pressed, and realized very quickly that buying a decent iron made my life much easier.
Irons are a lot like cookwear--you want something heavy. A light iron won't hold enough heat to do an effective job. You also want it to be able to get sufficiently hot, and more importantly, to be able to produce lots of steam for a long time. If it only makes a couple of puffs before it has to reheat, that's no good.

I've been in the military for 15 years now and I can tell you I iron more than most people!  I have used $800 professional irons and $300 wireless Japanese models that pack up to look like a pink toaster, but for the money you can't beat a good German Rowenta. 


I had a Chinese-made Rowenta that died after about 1 year- I should have bought the German-made one the first time.  So I bought the better made in Germany iron and after a year it has been fantastic.  One nice thing- I sent the old broken iron back and Rowenta sent me a brand new one.

post #19521 of 29141

Hi people!

 

Hope everyone had a good Xmas and New years!

 

I bought a Alexander Mcqueen McQ casual shirt today that I been wanting for ages but one size bigger. Usually I am size small but some items can be a little too small for me so I thought I might as well try one size bigger as it did say its Italian size so its inbetween Small and Medium. 

 

Here is the shirt I bought: http://images.sereneorder.com/images/products/zoom/1303920029-86154700.jpg

 

The sides are shorter and the hem seems to curve into longer towards the middle.

 

Just got 3 questions for you people.

 

1. Is this meant to be worn tucked in or out? If out then is it too long if it reaches middle of my thighs? Its about inch longer then my Desigual shirt.

2. If its too long, can it be made shorter by a inch without ruing it?

3. Does the rest of it look ok apart from length?

 

Here is a really bad quality webcam picture of me wearing it, can hardly see it so I apologize in advance.

 

http://imgur.com/PVENh

 

Thank You!

post #19522 of 29141

would i melt in this shirt under a suit for an outdoor wedding?  it'll be in the caribbean in a couple months.

 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/All-Cotton-Extra-Slim-Fit-Micro-Herringbone-Luxury-Dress-Shirt/ME00916,default,pd.html?dwvar_ME00916_Color=WHIT&contentpos=129

post #19523 of 29141
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Originally Posted by red81 View Post

would i melt in this shirt under a suit for an outdoor wedding?  it'll be in the caribbean in a couple months.


http://www.brooksbrothers.com/All-Cotton-Extra-Slim-Fit-Micro-Herringbone-Luxury-Dress-Shirt/ME00916,default,pd.html?dwvar_ME00916_Color=WHIT&contentpos=129

The shirt would be fine. Great, actually- looks like a pretty fine cotton. Will you melt with a suit on? Depends on the suit and your tolerance for heat. There's always linen and seersucker.
post #19524 of 29141
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


The shirt would be fine. Great, actually- looks like a pretty fine cotton. Will you melt with a suit on? Depends on the suit and your tolerance for heat. There's always linen and seersucker.

 

thank you.  i already have a suit, i think i'll be ok, i'm just getting the shirt sight unseen.  just wanted to make sure it wasn't one of those super thick shirts, as they don't have it in stock by my house.

post #19525 of 29141

Two quick questions regarding a PRL navy unstructured linen blazer I just bought.

 

- Can I wear this year round, given winter daytime temps generally are above 50 here in norcal?

- How much is a tailor able to alter on an unstructured jacket?

post #19526 of 29141
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Originally Posted by whan View Post

Two quick questions regarding a PRL navy unstructured linen blazer I just bought.

- Can I wear this year round, given winter daytime temps generally are above 50 here in norcal?
- How much is a tailor able to alter on an unstructured jacket?

Yes.
Same as any other jacket.
post #19527 of 29141

When I see a label such as this in an alleged sport coat:

 

 

700

 

Does the 7 indicate the drop thus in turn indicating an orphaned suit coat? If not, what does it mean?

 

Thanks.

post #19528 of 29141
Persol or SALT sunglasses?
post #19529 of 29141
Who makes a top-tier silk scarf, dark navy with white polka-dot? Don't want one of those reversible silk/cashmere things.

I'm in the UK (London) innit.

Cheers
post #19530 of 29141
Sam Hober? I know their stuff is top notch and they do make silk scarves. Not sure if they have that pattern, but definitely worth looking into.
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