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post #29311 of 48450
In my experience, Bancrofts suck.

Twice I've taken things there and they haven't done a particularly good job. Ties pressed flat (which to me equals ruined), and shirts ironed poorly (which is inexcusable at the prices they charge).

But I press my own stuff now - we have some Italian made press that has its own steam cannister and an ironing board with a vacuum. I'm not explaining that well, but hopefully you know what they are. My father was in the dry cleaning business (ownership) for many years so I have professional equipment at home. I believe this iron was in the vicinity of $4000.
post #29312 of 48450
^^ my opinion on Bancrofts is also the exception, not the norm; I'm well aware of that.
post #29313 of 48450
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Fantastic! Hope you manage to get some other pics.

post #29314 of 48450

If it's any help, picked up my jacket and 2 pairs of trousers (PJ and Chan) today. Rene's behind 101 Collins did a good job. Feels clean, like new.

 

In other news, checked out the trailer from "Only God Forgives". Loved Drive and this looks promising. Kick Ass 2 also looks good. 

post #29315 of 48450
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If it's any help, picked up my jacket and 2 pairs of trousers (PJ and Chan) today. Rene's behind 101 Collins did a good job. Feels clean, like new.

 

Good to know, will keep them in mind for the future. Pricing?

post #29316 of 48450

27 bucks for 3 pieces. Next day pickup. 

post #29317 of 48450

I'd be careful pressing shirts at the dry cleaners (fear of MOP buttons chipping, etc.), but then again TBM knows what he's doing

PS. I never iron my shirts unless for black tie events or wedding. The ladies at work are amazed that I don't iron when it looks like I did. Winning.

post #29318 of 48450
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I was tempted but it's out of my price range, so I got a TM Lewin mac instead (got it today actually--seems really nice).

If it's within budget, I say go for it. If it fits you'll wear it for years.

Was this from the new store on Collins Street? I have a client literally across the road but haven't found time to go for a turn in there yet.

 

Grant

post #29319 of 48450
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PS. I never iron my shirts unless for black tie events or wedding. The ladies at work are amazed that I don't iron when it looks like I did. Winning.

WTF? Tell me your secret. NOW!

post #29320 of 48450
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Fantastic! Hope you manage to get some other pics.
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post #29321 of 48450
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post #29322 of 48450
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

I'd be careful pressing shirts at the dry cleaners (fear of MOP buttons chipping, etc.), but then again TBM knows what he's doing
PS. I never iron my shirts unless for black tie events or wedding. The ladies at work are amazed that I don't iron when it looks like I did. Winning.

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WTF? Tell me your secret. NOW!

I'm guessing it's the roll when damp then hang method? I rarely iron a casual shirt but I do like starting with an ironed business shirt
post #29323 of 48450

Formula:

Good cotton (Thomas Mason, Acorn, etc.)

Very small amount of detergent, no stain remover unless collar is ++dirty.

Delicate cold cycle with max 600 spin cycle, inside out to protect buttons. Immediate hang on plastic hanger, dry over 1 day (Sunday usually).

Wear to work the next day without care. Repeat.

post #29324 of 48450
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Lol jail bait
post #29325 of 48450
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Formula:
Good cotton (Thomas Mason, Acorn, etc.)
Very small amount of detergent, no stain remover unless collar is ++dirty.
Delicate cold cycle with max 600 spin cycle, inside out to protect buttons. Immediate hang on plastic hanger, dry over 1 day (Sunday usually).
Wear to work the next day without care. Repeat.

Do you dry indoors or outside? I reckon the sunshine bakes my shirts
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