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post #5416 of 52411
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
Do your own ironing
No, as a former wardrobe mistress in the theatre she irons very well thank you. Puts perfect crease in all my shirt sleeve's. And yes I do use organic cleaning agents on my Expresso machine, sadly the water only comes from Lake Jindabyne
post #5417 of 52411
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Originally Posted by fxh
got the Sunbeam for $44 down from $99 - it works. I was surprised to see some still don't have auto off - weird.

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Originally Posted by tone76 View Post
Hmmm ... my wife's birthday is coming up soon.


Committed feminist I see.
post #5418 of 52411
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post
No, as a former wardrobe mistress in the theatre she irons very well thank you. Puts perfect crease in all my shirt sleeve's.
I thought that a properly ironed shirt (using a sleeve board) would have no creases.
post #5419 of 52411
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
I thought that a properly ironed shirt (using a sleeve board) would have no creases.
What is a sleeve board?

I hate getting / putting creases in my sleeves.

I googled it but just got some pics of smaller ironing boards.

LPS
post #5420 of 52411
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
I thought that a properly ironed shirt (using a sleeve board) would have no creases.

I like a bit of a crease - at least in the mornings - shows you had to iron it rather than throw on a no iron shirt.
post #5421 of 52411
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Originally Posted by Lowly Public Servant View Post
What is a sleeve board?

I hate getting / putting creases in my sleeves.

I googled it but just got some pics of smaller ironing boards.

LPS



I've seen home made ones - essentially its a small width ironing board that will allow a whole sleeve to fit - or trouser leg or any hollow thing and with no legs or stays to get in way - so you can iron without creases - a lot of dressmakers / sewers* have them at home - you don't want creases ina wedding dress etc .

You could just get a 4 x 2 and bolt it onto a stud on the wall and wrap a bit of ironing board cover around it with gaffer tape.

*Thats a sewing person not a sewer person
post #5422 of 52411
I was down town Sydney in Sussex St near the Trades Hall the other day and noticed a big shop called Levendi Tailors. Levendi is a Greek word from memory.
post #5423 of 52411
Thrifty Melbourne iGents: I took a train out to Glen Huntly today to check out the many, many op shops on Glen Huntly Road. Posh Opp Shoppe (right near Glen Huntly station) was closed, as were one or two others, but there are at least six or seven op shops between Glen Huntly and Elsternwick stations, so it was still worthwhile. Any finds? Just a Marks & Spencer tweed blazer in my size (36R) that I'll need to get the sleeves lengthened on for it to be wearable (it was $28), but tbh I enjoy the process even if I don't find much. Oh and just to name drop -- I saw a DB pinstriped Zegna suit at the Red Cross op shop. Way too big for me, but it was cool to see something of decent quality. Anyway, that area seems like pretty fertile territory for thrifting. Cheapskates, take note!
post #5424 of 52411
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
I like a bit of a crease - at least in the mornings - shows you had to iron it rather than throw on a no iron shirt.

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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
I thought that a properly ironed shirt (using a sleeve board) would have no creases.

As fxh stated it wears off but it looks sharp to begin with and sadly I don't think I would get away with buying her a sleeve board, 'look darling this will improve your proficiency while ironing my clothing for me'
As if I would get out alive after that remark anyway the division of labour in our house is she irons I cook.
post #5425 of 52411
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post
Thrifty Melbourne iGents:

we are eGents its those other idiots who are iGents - there are specific meanings

and without being mean - opshops are meant to be discovered with a bit of effort and dedication - not by looking up with a quick search on the net.

Theres a sekret handshake etc...

I can tell you about full on fist fights and floor wrestling in opshops over Full Canvass Metal Jackets and Italian fabrics not to mention Tweed SCs and Goodyear welted shoes - shit - me and meister and Cal Dreamer have been banned by Salvos all over Australia for"disruptive behaviour" - bloody Prods - I've got a special deal (dispensation) with the Micks 'cos of my background an' all.
post #5426 of 52411
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
and without being mean - opshops are meant to be discovered with a bit of effort and dedication - not by looking up with a quick search on the net.
It's 2011, people look stuff up (and share information, one thing this forum is all about) on the net. Maybe deal with it?
post #5427 of 52411
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
Which tailor?

Adriano Carbone. Previously I've had a dinner suit and a sportscoat made there.
post #5428 of 52411
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post
As if I would get out alive after that remark anyway the division of labour in our house is she irons I cook.

That's the opposite of my house. I've even started ironing her (one) work shirt/blouse. She used to wear them more often but got sick of ironing them. I've started ironing it for her because I think she looks fantastic in them.
post #5429 of 52411
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


I've seen home made ones - essentially its a small width ironing board that will allow a whole sleeve to fit - or trouser leg or any hollow thing and with no legs or stays to get in way - so you can iron without creases - a lot of dressmakers / sewers* have them at home - you don't want creases ina wedding dress etc .

You could just get a 4 x 2 and bolt it onto a stud on the wall and wrap a bit of ironing board cover around it with gaffer tape.

*Thats a sewing person not a sewer person
Ahh, so it is just a smaller, though somewhat specialised, ironing board.

Methinks I will have to invest in one........or some 2x4

Cheers fxh

LPS
post #5430 of 52411
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post
Thrifty Melbourne iGents: I took a train out to Glen Huntly today to check out the many, many op shops on Glen Huntly Road. Posh Opp Shoppe (right near Glen Huntly station) was closed, as were one or two others, but there are at least six or seven op shops between Glen Huntly and Elsternwick stations, so it was still worthwhile.

Any finds? Just a Marks & Spencer tweed blazer in my size (36R) that I'll need to get the sleeves lengthened on for it to be wearable (it was $28), but tbh I enjoy the process even if I don't find much. Oh and just to name drop -- I saw a DB pinstriped Zegna suit at the Red Cross op shop. Way too big for me, but it was cool to see something of decent quality.

Anyway, that area seems like pretty fertile territory for thrifting. Cheapskates, take note!

I must have been following you around! I tried on that Zegna. Coat was a good fit, but the pants probably too small, and I thought they were asking a lot for it.
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