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  1. Thrifter

    Thrifter Senior member

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    Depends on how close the fit is off the rack. Best thing to do is bring something in to a good tailor and get their opinion.
     
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    Does anybody know an online source for quality sewing materials, such as needles, silk twist and so on? Or at least good brands to stick with?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The answer is "it depends." Some things - slimming a shirt or pants are pretty easy. Some, like taking in the shoulders of a jacket, can be done, but are usually not worth it due to the cost and complicated work involved. This blog is a useful primer on the subject. http://mensstyleblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-tailor-can-cant-do-part-1-suit.html
     
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    Most welcome. Planning on making button holes?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, sir. Hand stitched shirts as well.
     
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    That is great. Hope to see the making and results on the forum. Good luck.
     
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    Orphan jacket or sports coat? I still don't trust my judgement, but im thinking orphan. let me know the rationale, please. Thanks
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    im saying orphaned, but mostly because traiano is the name for a neiman marcus suit line. might be a odd jacket in the style though, cant say
     
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    Thanks for the luck! I will post on teh forvm for sure.
     
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    I recently purchased a pair of RLPL linen pants off eBay. The care tag says to dry clean them only. Is there a good reason for this, or should I feel free to machine wash in cold water and line dry?
     
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    Dry clean them........Linen is a pain in the ass with wrinkles, shrinking, dimensional changes, etc. etc. Even hand washing will result in a mess of wrinkles you don't want to deal with.

    Between cleanings hang them from the waistband - then iron before wearing. (I hang other fabrics from the cuff to pull out wrinkles - but find linen is to flexible for this treatement.
     
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    Per the rules posted at the top of all the buying and selling forums, new members have to either wait 45 days or buy into the premium seller program.
     
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    Can I get shoulder pads removed from my suit? Bought a suit from Ebay, love everything but the shoulder pads, as I have broad shoulders at it is.
     

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