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Where to get a suit pressed in downtown Toronto

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Well-Known Member

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    Where is the best place to go to have a suit pressed only? Not cleaned, not steamed, but properly pressed, like this?
     
  2. othertravel

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    Anybody? I need urgent help on this too.
     
  3. scatterbrain

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    Second bump. Pls help!
     
  4. othertravel

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    Another bump; need this info!
     
  5. smoothmoose

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    No idea. I take mine to cleaners and and steam my suits between wears.

    You might want to go to Harry Rosen, Holt, or Brooks Brothers and see who they use??? Though my guess is they just steam in house.
     
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  6. scatterbrain

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    Start the process of elimination, I guess.

    King's Cleaners (King & Church) steams and does not press.
     
  7. othertravel

    othertravel Well-Known Member

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    In-stitches in Manulife center say that they press suits.
     
  8. smoothmoose

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    I'll check with my cleaners (Fashion Cleaners at Queens Quay & Yonge), but I'm pretty sure they steam?

    How much you willing to pay for a press service? I think the stand price for 2 piece clean and steam is $15-18?
     
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    Did they say whether they press press or steam? When I asked the last place they said "yes, press. No iron. Steam." They were still referring to the steaming as pressing.
     
  10. scatterbrain

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    I would pay up to 20, it it's done properly. Possibly more for my better suits. My tailor says that he knows someone who does it well, but I think he said that they charge $25. I'm not sure if a cut of that goes to the tailor or not.

    I'd prefer take it to the person who presses myself (both to save $ and time), if I can figure out someone who will do a good job.
     
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  11. stubloom

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    To properly hand iron a suit to the standards proposed by Jeffrey Diduch (see more at www.tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com), expect to pay $50 to $75 US.

    Unless one operates a charity comprised of skilled pressing technicians (an unlikely scenario), there's is no possible way to deliver THAT work for anywhere close to the $10 to $25 mentioned. And anyone who says they can do THAT work for THAT price is either (a) lying, (b) not doing the work as specified or (b) has no work on their plate in the first place. If it''s (a) or (b), shame on them. If it's (c), you wouldn't want to entrust your suit to them in the first place.

    Just my opinion.
     
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  12. scatterbrain

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    Good to know. I could see what Jeffrey proposed taking much longer than just throwing it on a steam dummy. When I asked my tailor about who does a good job pressing, I didn't show him the link. Maybe we were thinking different things.

    $50 is way beyond what I can spend. Maybe we could focus on both 1) who does it as Jeffrey proposed, and 2) who does the best job within a normal price range - around $25ish.
     
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    I'd be happy to provide a recommendation if such service existed at that price.
     
  14. scatterbrain

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    Do you have anyone to recommend in Toronto if price doesn't matter?
     
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    Please see response on PM.
     
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    I Would think most cleaners and alterations would press a suit. I frequent an alterationist at 593 Yonge at Wellesley and he presses my suit even though I altered just the trousers. I never inquired about cost for pressing but can't imagine it to be more than 20$ per suit.
     
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    New Way cleaners in Summerhill cjarge 14,25$ to press a suit. I havent tried them yet.
     
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    $10 for a press at Bay and Charles dry cleaner (next to 7/11).
     
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  19. smoothmoose

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    Here are the dry cleaners pulled from Harry Rosen's site. These do a proper press, but looking it around their sites suggests that such service costs $50+. Not cheap.

    Ashford Cleaners
    535 Eglinton Avenue West,
    416-322-3127
    www.ashfordcleaners.com

    Careful Hand Laundry & Dry Cleaners
    2195 Davenport Road,
    416-923-1200
    www.carefulhandlaundry.com

    Couture Cleaners
    92 Avenue Road,
    416-929-1020

    Creeds Dry Cleaning
    390 Dupont Street,
    416-923-2500
    www.creeds.com

    Del Monte Custom Cleaners
    1124 The Queensway,
    416-259-5511

    Dove Cleaners
    1560 Yonge Street (416) 413-7900
    www.dovecleaners.com

    40 King Street West,
    416-869-3000

    66 Wellington Street West,
    416-869-9000

    87 Avenue Road,
    416-962-3900

    333 Eglinton Avenue West,
    416-483-3683

    26 Bellair Street,
    416-923-3683

    3454 Yonge Street,
    416-486-3683

    361 Cornwall Road, Oakville
    905-844-9600

    Hollanderizing
    Specializing in fur, leather and suede
    43 Densley Ave
    (416) 244-5581
    customerservice@hollanderizing.com

    Imperial Professional Dry Cleaners
    55 Bridgeland Avenue, Suite 2
    416-256-2866

    Russell Cleaners
    576 St. Clair Avenue West
    416-651-8159
     
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  20. GucciKid

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    Go to Creeds. It will cost you an arm and a leg but it will be done properly
     

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