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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    When my parents' ran a dry cleaner before my dad ran it into the ground, he handled the chemical (PERK?) that they use to dry clean your clothes. Despite using a gas mask and gloves, my dad lost most of his teeth from exposure to the fumes. I wonder how bad it is when your clothes get home. I doubt it is that harmful but it is something to think about.

    As for the shirts, we used to just throw them into a large washer and throw in detergent. It's basically what you would do in your house. So why the heck would you want to take a shirt to a dry cleaners? Shoot, I was pressing shirts when I was in middle school ($5/day) so I think I should do it myself here on out. Or kindly ask my wife to iron my shirt without burning them.
     
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  2. in stitches

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    i do want the one clags has. if you remember, give me a heads up closer to july. :)
     
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  3. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Yes, when I worked at my parents' dry cleaners (20 years ago), I saw shirts with collar stains and we had to use a brush to get them out.
    LUCKILY, I do not sweat (barely?) so I can wear a shirt like 3 or 4 times and I do not get stains even after the 4th time.
    I will start washing my shirts at home. It will be fun ironing shirts again...too bad I wont be paid $5/day anymore.
     
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  4. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    It's a deal.
    But just remember, just because it looks good on Clags doesn't mean it will look good on you (j/k) [​IMG]
     
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  5. in stitches

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    correct. it will look great on me.
     
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    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Steaming will not hurt your shirts. Washing will not hurt your shirts. Professional laundering might hurt your shirt buttons. Dry cleaning a cotton shirt boggles my mind.
     
  8. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Who does that? I may have misspoken but I don't think anyone does that.
    Yes, the shirt pressing machines come down pretty darn hard on the shirt and the buttons, hence the breakage. Also the heat from the press machines will cause the buttons to crack as well. But no dry cleaning cotton shirts. That's just...weird.
     
  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Folks do it. I don't understand it, but they do it.
     
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    And a lot of misinformed people think they do it but don't realize, thankfully for them, the "dry cleaner" is in fact just laundering their garments.
     
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  11. Claghorn

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    Yup. I get my shirts laundered.
     
  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Tru dat, but for those who aren't mistaken? :confused:
     
  13. in stitches

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    this. irondinhg>? aii tnt nobody got tieme for data????
     
  14. jungleroller

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    yes! :slayer:
     
  15. Rudals

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    I love ironing my own shirt!
    Them shirt press machines at dry cleaners are extremely hot and come down purty darn hawd on them shirts.
     
  16. Claghorn

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    Could not fine a nice pin striped brown shirt. Did pick up a light blue gingham and a broad gray striped shirt. Will have those in about a week or so. Stopped by B&T for the forward fitting. Their pattern alignment is superb. They also had a beautiful wool-linen blend fabric from Holland Sherry on special ($200 for a jacket length of the fabric + labor cost at $1300). I would have jumped on it had I not just gotten in some blue houndstooth. Also, the fabric was very fuck you (mid blue with brown fancy windowpane) and not something I could wear more than a few times a month. Fuck. Damn it. I want it.
     
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    I don't know which part of Taxes you're moving to but I'd buy as much as I could while you're there just in case all you're going to have are Wal-Marts.
     
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    Already have something very similar

    I intend to. Though I plan on using Luxire for shirts, I think.
     

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