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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    This has been my experience as well, although it may have nothing to do with the fact that they are non-iron. Non-iron shirts just tend to have a weird feel to them that is not at all pleasing on the skin. Not to mention they usually need ironing anyway.
     
  2. CanadaCal

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    I started dry cleaning shirts about 6 months ago. Best $20-30 every 2-3 weeks I spend. Its $2/shirt. I have no desire to iron shirts in the evenings or on weekends. Same gig as you with the 2 young kids.
    I will wash and iron an odd shirt if I have a specific purpose for it and its in the "pile", but usually just wear something else.
     
  3. 7_rocket

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    I hear you guys on the ironing but what I normally do is I will wash say 10 or so dress shirts and iron about 5 or 6 at a time. If I wake up and I want to wear a particular shirt that hasn't been ironed yet, I just iron it. I mean it takes a couple mins or so.

    I rather save that $20-$30. But to each his own.
     
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    Is it just pressed for each shirt? I can't say/recall last time I had a shirt dry cleaned but if I knew of a convenient place that would clean/press my shirts for $2 each, I'd be all over that. Where do you go?
     
  7. Caustic Man

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    Best practice, IMO, is to gently launder your own shirts (because you can select your own gentle detergents and ensure they get the right treatment) then take them to a reputable cleaner and get "press only".
     
  8. 7_rocket

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    I always cold wash and hang dry. Has worked for me so far.
     
  9. CanadaCal

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    Cold wash and press. Sometimes not perfect or the odd wrinkle near the shoulder or cuff. But my time is worth more then 20$. Not trying to sound like a dick by any means, but my kids consume a hell of a lot of my time.
    I think it's actually 2.20/shirt or so.
    I'm in the Oakville/Milton area so I go to a couple guys out here. Pricing ranges from 2 - 2.50.

    Is pricing downtown that much more?
     
  10. Chambertin

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    Thanks for the info. I don't know but I'm going to find out!
     
  11. spiermackay

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    Preview of one of the new sportcoats coming in the first group.

    The pic is a bit blown out because the lighting in the room was really bad, but you get the idea. Really fantastic Jacket. It's like a blue version of a black watch plaid.

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  12. Caustic Man

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    Pretty cool. Did you widen your standard lapel, or am I imagining it?
     
  13. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    The sportcoats are a tiny bit wider, but only by 1/8". I think it may be the angle of the pic.
     
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  14. spiermackay

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    In development...

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  15. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    Custom Tobacco Herringbone Jacket. Wide Lapels. 3 Roll 2.5. Patch Pockets.



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  16. Beav

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    Nice! Can you share any more about other models and general price range you're aiming for?
     
  17. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    This is just a first sample. Goodyear Welted, benchgrade, Full Grain Calf. Aiming for $330 - $350 CAD. Still a lot of refinement is needed but it's an excellent start.
     
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    Am I totally sexist if I say that my wife irons my shirts?
     
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  19. vespertiliovir

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    I got one just like this (I suppose this could even be mine, if it's an older picture). Great jacket, highly recommend the fabric.
     
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    Cool. What kind of fabric is that (material/texture/weave)? Looking forward to more examples of the FW jackets! The one model in the store looked great.
     

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