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post #16 of 172


Aside from the very useful info, the fit of the suit in the pics is truly excellent too.
post #17 of 172
all dry cleaners should be forced to memorize this procedure and then tested to the point of certification; if they don't pass, a pink faceplate of an iron ought be painted on their shop window; if they pass perhaps just a make the irons' faceplate blue w/a date of their last surprise test...for that matter, is there any org/high quality garment care mafia, ( like the kosher-foood-mafia-of-my-so-called-people), in existence ?
post #18 of 172
Finally! Been waiting for ages!
jeffreyd, you're the man!!
Thank you
post #19 of 172
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Aside from the very useful info, the fit of the suit in the pics is truly excellent too.

According to his blog, he made it himself.
post #20 of 172
Many, many thanks, Jefferyd; you are a master.
This is what makes SF the valuable resource it is - sound advice from people who really know that of which they speak.
Respect.
Beau
post #21 of 172
Very interesting article but there is a point where possessions start ruling our lives.

If my suits need a good pressing I'll take it to a professional. Minor wrinkling gets a little blast from the steamer at home. Probably not the optimal way of doing things but I don't live to serve my wardrobe.

Clothes should be enjoyed.

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That Prince of Wales check jacket is great btw.
post #22 of 172
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According to his blog, he made it himself.

Shhh- now I'll have all the rope-shoulder haters dumping on me!
post #23 of 172
Nice suit and very informative guide. Thank you jefferyd.
post #24 of 172
Excellent post, thank you sir. +1 on the respect points.
post #25 of 172
jefferyd


Thank you very much for taking a great deal of time for this excellent post. Just as Doc Holliday made us here aware of your great canvass thread at AAAC, I've reposted this thread in AAAC where members can benefit from this and where I hope it will become incorporated into the HOF, joining your canvass thread. Your instructions, along with Kabbaz's instructions for cleaning, spot-cleaning, and ironing a shirt, are very informative and useful.

I assume that we should hand-press our suits only if we brush them after each wear and make sure that we have removed any stains, either by sponging or spot dry cleaning. In 2 email conversations with Anderson and Sheppard I learned that they have two kinds of sponging, one for when they originally make a suit, the other for stain removal. When they make a suit, the sponging is done with a dolly, a small piece of rolled cloth tied with string, to which they add tap water and then apply to a suit before hand pressing with a flat iron. But for cleaning, sponging for a light stain entails a little water dabbed to the area, followed by brushing, gently for lightweight cloths, more vigorously for heavier flannels and tweeds, in the direction of the cloth's pile. For a deeper stain then brushing with and against the pile is the method used.

For general brushing, do you recommend going with the pile first, then against the pile, and do you recommend brushing both inside and outside the suit?
post #26 of 172
jefferyd: I like your post and your garments - May I ask who makes your clothes?

Many thanks!
post #27 of 172
Thanks Jefferyd, great post!
post #28 of 172
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If my suits need a good pressing I'll take it to a professional.

Ah, but the problem is *finding* a professional. Dry cleaners who can hand finish a suit, good cobblers, good tailors--all these are rare, and, in some cities, non-existent. I've had a few items butchered by so-called "professionals" on the way to finding ones who actually knew what they were doing. It's good to know how to do things on one's own, even if one hires out. Thanks Jeffreyd.
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How do we prevent the dry cleaner from destroying our garments?

We can't.
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