Originally Posted by mafoofan
You and Chris have me really paranoid about all the times I've steamed my jackets and suits in the bathroom. But I don't seem to have experienced any problems so far; what should I be looking for other than puckered seams?
Originally Posted by Cary Grant
Me too- I honestly don't think it's enough steam to matter- it doesn't get that hot. Just in there for enough minutes to relax a bit then out.
The OP is a great post and is highly informative, for those who are brave enough and have the time to press their suits themselves.
I've been steaming my suits, jackets and pants for probably 10 years and I am very happy with the results - i.e. it takes the wrinkles out - and have never seen anything close to the bubbly seams that are pictured in this thread. Not sure what amount of steam was applied there and how long but I've never ever encountered such a result.
I almost never get my suits or jacket re-pressed - the best shape comes from steaming and wearing in my experience, that's how the suit/jacket conforms to the wearer's body.