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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    You'd have to be a bit unlucky. This is all just Morrisonian hot air right now, with no legislation and far from universal support from the States. It's months from ever looking like a reality, if ever.
     
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    GST on small amounts - certainly Morrisonian. The End
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  3. Oli2012

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    Question, esp for FXH and PoP -

    I've had my MJ Bale suits for 3 years now and I've never had them dry cleaned. My mother insists that they look 'crinkly' and that I should get them dry cleaned.

    Is there any need to get them dry cleaned? Alternatively, could I just get my pants pressed with a steam iron?
     
  4. sebastian mcfox

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    You should dry clean them once a year, more if you need to (stains, spills). Otherwise just take the suit to a quality dry cleaner and get it hand pressed.
     
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  5. fxh

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    I'd say get them dry cleaned once each year. Or each season.

    I get my winter suits cleaned when I put the away. Ditto summer.

    Most problems are solved with a good brush and a packet of baby wipes.

    More if you spill Texas BBQ sauce on them or soy sauce or especially tumeric (bloody Indian/Sri Lankans/Pakistanis) - or fall over in gutter and spew on them (ask PoP, Pinky, Blahman and especially checkstar about that)

    They are either crinkly or they aren't.

    No real man needs his mum to tell him that.

    Make sure your dry cleaner knows about the roll on the lapels and not to iron flat.

    That said you can touch them up yourself (as the Bishop said to the actress alter boy) with a bit of steam and brush and an iron.
     
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  6. Geoffrey Firmin

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    PoP thanks for the Missy French tip. Exceptional food/wine and ambiance couldn't get a table till tonight worth the wait.
     
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  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Believe it's been mentioned before hang them in the bathroom when showering. Or steam press using a clean cotton handkerchief. Works for me thanks to Mrs GF.

    Otherwise I dry clean suits/sports coats once a year.
     
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    I haven't used baby wipes on clothes myself, but it's certainly a good idea to invest in a decent clothes brush and to give your suits (both jacket and trousers, particularly the front of each) a brush after you take them off, each time you wear them.

    It's also entirely possible to iron your suit trousers yourself. I put a teatowel over the trouser legs when I iron, as otherwise the fabric can become shiny. However, you can use any sort of thin, cotton cloth in between the iron and the suit trousers.
     
  9. sebastian mcfox

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    What temp do you put your iron on?

    Anyone have experience with fabric snag tools? Easy to use?
     
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    You mean those little things like a round bastard file
    ?. NP. Good for fixing pulls in silk ties especially grenadine.

    Iron just on appropriate temp on dial.
    Cotton, linen etc.

    Like GF says on wool always use a wet/damp cloth. An old white cotton shirt is best. Cut out the back. Use a plastic spray bottle to damp, everything down.

    If doing trousers or jacket in tailored clothes be careful to press, and not iron. Ironing can stretch or shrink Wool and distort the shape ironed into it by your tailor.
     
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    I can tell you from extensive experience by multiple people on many different clothes that baby wipes will get most dirt/stains off quickly and harmlessly. Professional tip. (wink)
     
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    Baby wipes work a treat. Use em on your pushy too.
     
  13. sebastian mcfox

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    This thing (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111874390808) - I was hoping to use it to fix s couple of snags on a suit
     
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    Just make sure the tea towel is very clean.
     
  15. Dusty Brogues

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    Unveiling of FXH

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  16. The Ernesto

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    The master of disguise.
     
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    I was meaning this thing. Its like a small file - you push it through the exact same spot as the pulled thread and it takes the thread back through with it. Useful for silk ties. Pretty sure you'll get them at Spotlight, and other sewing /haberdashery** type shops. Cheap - will be only a few $. Anyone who sews may well have one in their sewing box. I know I do!
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    You can achieve the same effect by getting a large sewing needle and threading it with thick thread and pushing it through the same space as the thread is - it will eventually pull the thread back through.

    ** there's a decent enough shop in the city on Elizabeth down near Flinders Street on east side - forget its name.
     
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  18. fxh

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    Me at Pitti
     
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  19. Dusty Brogues

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    [​IMG] There was the Floppy Hat, now the Tea Towel. It would be a great line up shot on the wall
     
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    That's no tea towel. It's a Biverano & Biverano HeadScarf[​IMG]. You're right though, they will be huge at Pitti 90, with that added benefit that they are halal.
     
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