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

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  1. Manuhiri

    Manuhiri Well-Known Member

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    I've often been searching the house for my jeans before remembering they are in the freezer. Pretty chilly putting them straight on.
     
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    Naka Senior member

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    I have read an article from a dry cleaner on the Forvm that stated to never hang higher-end suits in the shower to remove creasing and whatnot, as it nullifies the ironwork done to a garment during it's construction, and has the potential to burst seams.
     
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    The Ernesto Senior member

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    I see J Crew are still treating us like idiots. Just picked a random pair of pants.

    US site - Bowery oxford cloth in classic fit $88.00
    Aust site - Bowery oxford cloth in classic fit AUD 128.70


    Was prompted to compare after watching this:

     
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    ^^ It will be worth it once our dollar slides back down to about US$0.75 to the Aussie dollar :laugh:
     
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    Long time lurker here so I thought I will finally contribute something. Since there's no flush toe caps in Melbourne (and I find the raised ones very uncomfortable) I asked my local North Melbourne cobbler to install a Topy on the tip on the sole only (I didn't want the full Topy because the sole of these particular shoes is already quite thick). So here's what I call flush Topy toe cap.


    [​IMG].
     
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    Must be some questionable seams on your coats if they are at risk of bursting from sitting in a humid room.
     
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    Naka Senior member

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    I'm sure that a burst seam would be an extreme case, but I have seen it happen before as a result of both poor dry cleaning and home steaming.
     
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    Plestor Senior member

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    fxh Senior member

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    Nothing beats getting touched up in your suit
     
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    sliq Senior member

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    or try putting the clothes in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer overnight. have done it with a shirt. works fine.
     
  11. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I know these are meant to be beat up but I couldn't resist:

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    RM Williams Comfort Craftsman in yearling leather - chestnut (L) and black (R).
     
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    I can appreciate the hard work but you're right - they are not meant to look immaculate...each to their own, and congratulations on learning this technique - I remember spit shining my boots for Australian Army Cadets for hours and hours and hours just to have the shiniest in my platoon when I was younger - quite a way to relax.
     
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    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Thanks! I guess it depends what environment you're in. I wear them to work in an office so I'm treating them like dress boots.
     
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