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post #20761 of 29135
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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 #20762 of 29135
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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 #20763 of 29135
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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 #20764 of 29135
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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 #20765 of 29135

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.

post #20766 of 29135
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Originally Posted by Returnal View Post

Ok, thanks. Would this be an improvement?

If your shirt was colored, you could go with a pastel colored tie to take some of the attention away from the jacket / shirt.  But because your jacket is a 'power' color and your shirt is white, I would go with a navy blue or a burgundy solid tie or with a subtle stripe so as to complement the 'power' nature of the jacket. 

post #20767 of 29135
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

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.

Thanks for the advice. What type of sport coats do you think would work with a black vest under it? Maybe a tan or grey? And what if I wore a matching light grey pants and jacket, with the black vest? Would that work?

post #20768 of 29135
Useful advice, many thanks. I have a light blue shirt and a light/pastel brown tie. Maybe i'll go with that combination.
post #20769 of 29135

Which sorts of interfacing are used for bow ties?
 

post #20770 of 29135

Hello, don't know if this is the right place for this newbie question, if not - my apologies.

I'm trying to know what type of fabric this suit is made of? and color would be described as mid-grey i guess?

I really like both the fabric and the color and would like to know what it is and where I could find something similar. Thanks in advance a lot for your help!

 

post #20771 of 29135
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Originally Posted by dragulievic View Post

but this is the biggest company here in the country, I wouldn´t have thought that they will return my blazer in such condition...
Curiosity compels me to ask, which country is this, where a dry cleaner is the nation's largest employer?

I'm not looking to make fun of your country, mind you. It just seems like such a bizarre situation...

Of course, I suppose it could be a situation like what we'd have in the US, were Walmart (the largest non-government employer in the US) to start offering dry cleaning. (I *think* the largest US employer is technically the Department of Defense. Anyone know if they run a dry cleaning service? No, I'm not joking. I could imagine some DoD dry cleaning business which would be found at isolated military bases, at the Pentagon, etc.)

Anyway, there's often no real correlation between a company's size, and the quality of the job it does.
post #20772 of 29135

I tried my hand at thrift shopping this weekend. To prepare, I took with me a list of suit brands that are apparently worthwhile. Today, I found this Pal Zileri Gruppo Forall. I thought this might be a good place to find out if this is actually a decent find or if I wasted my money. Thanks in advance for any insight.

  • Despite the pictures, the suit is actually a dark blue.
  • There don't seem to be any indications of size.

 

 

 

 

 

post #20773 of 29135
Hi All,

Can i get your critique on this navy blazer i purchased when in japan last year - i havent been able to wear due to warm weather. i know its not your "traditional" sports blazer, but i love the soft shoulders and slim look of it.

I dont normally wear blazers and just want to get a quick sanity check from you experienced SFers.




thanks !
post #20774 of 29135
The jacket looks a good three inches too short...
post #20775 of 29135
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Originally Posted by ykurtz View Post

The jacket looks a good three inches too short...

you are spot on, measured my other suit jackets and they are 2-3 inches longer. It was a rushed purchase and i have my self to blame, oh well i think ill be putting this on marketplace shortly.
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