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  1. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Terrible pic, but you get the idea. What the hell is wrong with these things? I had them taken in a touch at a new tailor. I'd like to give them a chance to make it right, but if this is a really elementary mistake I'll take it elsewhere.

    Is it too much fabric out of the seat, maybe?

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    The main reason for the pocket to stick out is the short front rise -> hence the pants don't hang properly, it gets pulled up.
     
  2. CHECKstar

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    So I just received my linen suit that I purchased from B&S and dropped it off for a few small alterations. Question I have is when I get it back, can I iron it to get the creases out of it or do I need to take it to a dry cleaner to get pressed?
     
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    I just did a load of laundry, and EVERY one of my colored shirts now has these odd stains that sort of look like water dripped on the shirt (but they're definitely dry). How do I get them out?

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  4. fxh

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    So I just received my linen suit that I purchased from B&S and dropped it off for a few small alterations. Question I have is when I get it back, can I iron it to get the creases out of it or do I need to take it to a dry cleaner to get pressed?
    Any decent alteration person can, or should be able to, do a better iron than you can.
     
  5. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    What style of shoe lacing is best on a whole cut? Is it this one? [​IMG]
     
  6. nexus

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    I just did a load of laundry, and EVERY one of my colored shirts now has these odd stains that sort of look like water dripped on the shirt (but they're definitely dry). How do I get them out?

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    Do you use a fabric softener?

    I've also seen this with liquid laundry soap that for some reason finds its way through the washing machine late very late in the wash cycle.

    Why not run a shirt or two through the laundry with cold water to see if they go away - if its soap residue it will go away. If it does not go away, the cold water isn't going to hurt the stain any more than it already has.
     
  7. nexus

    nexus Well-Known Member

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    The main reason for the pocket to stick out is the short front rise -> hence the pants don't hang properly, it gets pulled up.

    That is exactly what it is, now that I look at it. Next quick question: is this something a tailor can fix or is it a construction or body type problem?
     
  8. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    Ok, another annoying shirt question. I rarely, if ever, have a need to wear and suit or slacks/SC combo, so I'm trying to put together a small yet versatile wardrobe of 'dress-up' (to me at least) outfits.

    Right now I'm at a navy SB two button suit (thanks B&S), we'll call it outfit #1, as well as a grey slacks/navy SC set (again, thanks B&S) which we'll call outfit #2. I'm looking to get some MTM shirts from Modern Tailor (good idea or bad?) since I can never find anything I like shirt-wise off the rack.

    So for #1 I'm thinking (to start) two french-cuffed shirts (as I'll only ever need a suit for a more formal occasion) in white and then some sort of blue/white vertical stripe with a cut-away (aka spread?) collar. Good/bad idea (especially for the collar I'm looking at)?

    I'm tall with a thick neck and 'full' (not fat, just full [​IMG] ) face. These shirts will be paired with (again, for starters) a solid navy tie and a navy/red rep stripe tie and dark burgendy longwings (on a fairly sleek last) and whatever pair of cap toe dress shoes I can get my hands on in the future. I know it sounds awefully monotone and boring, but I'm starting low-key and basic and I'll move up into more interesting outfits as I go.

    For #2 I'm considering a light blue shirt and probably some sort of blue gingham pattern, to be paired with a knit tie and brown suede wingtips. My issue here is the collar. I'm stuck between a 'normal' collar (for lack of a better term, not spread or cut-away) and a button down collar. I like the BD collar idea but I'm unsure if that may be a good idea or not. I've looked in the WAYWRN thread and seen alot of the slacks/bSC/button-down collar shirt combinations that I like, but I was just curious if a BD collar would be less/more versatile for such an outfit (as well, I think they look better without a tie then other options, which works for me as I have occasion to wear slacks and a SC, but where a tie isn't necessarily needed).
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    That is exactly what it is, now that I look at it. Next quick question: is this something a tailor can fix or is it a construction or body type problem?

    A tailor can't do much with the rise of pants. The best he can do is let out the crotch slightly. It might not solve your problem. The next solution is to drop about 15-20 pounds.
     
  10. JesseJB

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    I bought a vintage virgin wool sportcoat but can't seem to get the pit stench out. I even took it to the dry cleaners and it came back still smelling like an old bum under the arms. I even tried a wet cloth with a little detergent and it didn't work. What can I use on this?
     
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    Two part question: Are these lapels too wide? [​IMG] and is it surgically possible for a tailor to modify lapel width? Thanks!
     
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    I bought a vintage virgin wool sportcoat but can't seem to get the pit stench out. I even took it to the dry cleaners and it came back still smelling like an old bum under the arms. I even tried a wet cloth with a little detergent and it didn't work. What can I use on this?
    Vodka. Yes, seriously. Get some $10 booze and use a spray bottle.
    Two part question: Are these lapels too wide? and is it surgically possible for a tailor to modify lapel width? Thanks!
    First part: No, they're not. In fact, I would put them pretty well in the medium width category, I wouldn't even call them wide, much less too wide. Second part: Yes, but it's almost always ill advised, it throws off the entire balance of the suit.
     
  13. JamesX

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    I bought a vintage virgin wool sportcoat but can't seem to get the pit stench out. I even took it to the dry cleaners and it came back still smelling like an old bum under the arms. I even tried a wet cloth with a little detergent and it didn't work. What can I use on this?

    Tried using Febreze Spay? It is supposed to absorb odors and evaporate it away.
     
  14. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    The in-house laundry service at a high-end hotel recently got a small (probably pen) ink stain on the collar of one of my dress shirts. It's an expensive shirt that I'd really like to keep if possible. Problem is, they've ironed the shirt, so the stain is pretty set.

    Is there any method I can try that will remove the stain, but not damage the shirt? Note that this is a light lavender shirt with white contrast collars/cuffs, so I need a method that preserves the color of the shirt's body and also avoids bleeding body colors into the collar and cuffs.

    When all is said and done, I suppose I can just have the collar replaced with a new one, given that it's white. But I'd prefer not to if I can get this stain out.
     
  15. mtmindc

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    The in-house laundry service at a high-end hotel recently got a small (probably pen) ink stain on the collar of one of my dress shirts. It's an expensive shirt that I'd really like to keep if possible. Problem is, they've ironed the shirt, so the stain is pretty set.

    Is there any method I can try that will remove the stain, but not damage the shirt? Note that this is a light lavender shirt with white contrast collars/cuffs, so I need a method that preserves the color of the shirt's body and also avoids bleeding body colors into the collar and cuffs.

    When all is said and done, I suppose I can just have the collar replaced with a new one, given that it's white. But I'd prefer not to if I can get this stain out.


    I suggest soaking the collar in a highly concentrated solution of Oxiclean for a few hours. It's gotten rid of set-in sweat and food stains on shirts I've loved - it might be able to take care of some ink.
     

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