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post #13711 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

^ What I had recommended is to hang the suit in the bathroom and let it steam when your having a shower.

I have read an article from a dry cleaner on the Forvm that stated to never hang higher-end suits in the shower to remove creasing and whatnot, as it nullifies the ironwork done to a garment during it's construction, and has the potential to burst seams.
post #13712 of 57247
I see J Crew are still treating us like idiots. Just picked a random pair of pants.

US site - Bowery oxford cloth in classic fit $88.00
Aust site - Bowery oxford cloth in classic fit AUD 128.70


Was prompted to compare after watching this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6lfC38NY4-E
post #13713 of 57247
^^ It will be worth it once our dollar slides back down to about US$0.75 to the Aussie dollar laugh.gif
post #13714 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Do any cobblers in Melbourne do flush metal toe taps? Is it more worthwhile putting these on compared to the usual metal toe taps?

Long time lurker here so I thought I will finally contribute something. Since there's no flush toe caps in Melbourne (and I find the raised ones very uncomfortable) I asked my local North Melbourne cobbler to install a Topy on the tip on the sole only (I didn't want the full Topy because the sole of these particular shoes is already quite thick). So here's what I call flush Topy toe cap.

 

 

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post #13715 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

I have read an article from a dry cleaner on the Forvm that stated to never hang higher-end suits in the shower to remove creasing and whatnot, as it nullifies the ironwork done to a garment during it's construction, and has the potential to burst seams.

Must be some questionable seams on your coats if they are at risk of bursting from sitting in a humid room.
post #13716 of 57247
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naka View Post

I have read an article from a dry cleaner on the Forvm that stated to never hang higher-end suits in the shower to remove creasing and whatnot, as it nullifies the ironwork done to a garment during it's construction, and has the potential to burst seams.

Must be some questionable seams on your coats if they are at risk of bursting from sitting in a humid room.

I'm sure that a burst seam would be an extreme case, but I have seen it happen before as a result of both poor dry cleaning and home steaming.
post #13717 of 57247
^ lol8[1].gif
post #13718 of 57247
Probably

http://www.styleforum.net/t/88504/guide-to-touching-up-your-suit-without-wrecking-it/0_100

fwiw.

I don't want to get into the damage caused or otherwise but shaping is *very* noticable.

(Slightly less alarmist and with less of an agenda than Rave's posts on drycleaning.
post #13719 of 57247
Nothing beats getting touched up in your suit
post #13720 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

^ What I had recommended is to hang the suit in the bathroom and let it steam when your having a shower.
I was told by a rural woman that putting clothing out over night if you know there is a frost due will get perfidious odours out of garments. Does work tried it with jumpers a few times in the past.

or try putting the clothes in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer overnight. have done it with a shirt. works fine.

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I know these are meant to be beat up but I couldn't resist:

 

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RM Williams Comfort Craftsman in yearling leather - chestnut (L) and black (R).

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All-time shine

post #13723 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I know these are meant to be beat up but I couldn't resist:

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RM Williams Comfort Craftsman in yearling leather - chestnut (L) and black (R).

I can appreciate the hard work but you're right - they are not meant to look immaculate...each to their own, and congratulations on learning this technique - I remember spit shining my boots for Australian Army Cadets for hours and hours and hours just to have the shiniest in my platoon when I was younger - quite a way to relax.
post #13724 of 57247

Thanks! I guess it depends what environment you're in. I wear them to work in an office so I'm treating them like dress boots.

post #13725 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I know these are meant to be beat up but I couldn't resist:

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RM Williams Comfort Craftsman in yearling leather - chestnut (L) and black (R).

Gerry

I'm reluctant to say this in public but you know:

  1. the first step is to admit you are powerless in the grip of this need.

    then
  2. recognizing a higher power that can give strength;
  3. examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);

    The two above are referring to me of course.

  4. making amends for these errors;
  5. learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;
  6. helping others who suffer from the same compulsions.
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