'Acceptable' lapel puckering

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by dsr35, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. dsr35

    dsr35 Member

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    Hey all you styleforum chaps out there

    I recently acquired a suit off the peg. I haven't worn it yet, but today I noticed the left lapel (right lapel on the picture) is puckering ever so slightly. I have attached a photo below where it's somewhat visible (the lighting was difficult to manage).



    The canvas is fused. I know, I know.

    Either way, would you consider this degree of puckering worth a complaint?
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    If you upload the picture using the landscape logo, you are much more likely to get an answer. Very few people are going to download or open your jpeg
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd say not worth the complaint.
     


  4. dsr35

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    Thanks for the replies an the tip with the landscape. The picture is seen above.

    Would it perhaps be adviseable to try and press out the lapel myself? I have never attempted to press a jacket before.
     
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  5. Benjaminslost

    Benjaminslost Active Member

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    I'd return that if possible.

    When I had that type of puckering my tailor at the time said live with it or throw it away, buy better quality. He said that pressing wouldn't help -- something about the glue and fabric de-laminating.
     


  6. dsr35

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    Yeah, I'm aware it can happen since the canvas is fused, but only after a case of poorly done dry cleaning or similar.
    It's from Hugo Boss, so it should at the least be a well-made fused canvas.
     


  7. Benjaminslost

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    Yes, it usually happens when the dry cleaner uses too much heat and/or pressure. If it's brand new (never dry cleaned) it's still likely caused by bad pressing. There are pressing steps in making a suit, and often again in preparing it for the shop floor.

    My tailor's point was that there wasn't much to be done with it and further pressing would probably only make the problem worse. It did in my case; the problem started at the leading edge of the lapel and soon "spread" inland.
     


  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This will happen if you are having high humidity. Goes away as humidity goes away. Dry pressing may resolve it. It's normal for cloth to pucker from humidity/steam.

    Could be from tight edge stitching requiring a more involved process to fix.
     


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