Dry Cleaner marked the tag on my high end shirts..should I complain?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Holstein Bilter, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    unless they are doing very, very small laundry batches, there is no other practical way to keep track of your shirts other than marking and tagging.

    If you think there is a better way, I would like to hear it.

    Remember, a cleaner's worst nightmare is someone saying "you are missing one of my faggy shirts, pay me $400". They want to avoid that situation no matter what.
     


  2. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    unless they are doing very, very small laundry batches, there is no other practical way to keep track of your shirts other than marking and tagging.

    If you think there is a better way, I would like to hear it.

    Remember, a cleaner's worst nightmare is someone saying "you are missing one of my faggy shirts, pay me $400". They want to avoid that situation no matter what.


    My cleaner uses the paper tags that it puts through the buttonhole. That seems like a pretty good way to mark the shirts without causing any permanent marking or damage to the shirt. I bring about 40 shirts at a time and they've yet to lose one.
     


  3. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    I've had cleaners who use safety pins... and cleaners who staple.
     


  4. Holstein Bilter

    Holstein Bilter Senior member

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    Tone it down. Plus you never mentioned the whole story either. Someone needs a chill pill here. At least it was marked in the tags not on the bottom of the plaket. Also better to have it then lose a shirt if the tag rips off.
    I'm toned down... The tag thing was not a big deal. I just don't like odoreater's nose in the air reply to my dad's gift idea. A LOT of people clean clothes before wearing them. And the fact was, my options are now limited with what I could do w/my shirts. So he should ask before making a snide comment. "So did you wear the shirt? I wouldn't give a shirt to my dad that's worn" that would suffice. "I got an idea, when you buy your dad a shirt, why not give it to him before you take it out for a test ride?" The way he worded it was unnecessary.
     


  5. Holstein Bilter

    Holstein Bilter Senior member

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    unless they are doing very, very small laundry batches, there is no other practical way to keep track of your shirts other than marking and tagging.

    If you think there is a better way, I would like to hear it.

    Remember, a cleaner's worst nightmare is someone saying "you are missing one of my faggy shirts, pay me $400". They want to avoid that situation no matter what.


    Some other posters and I have had cleaners who used safety pints that didn't have to pierce the material and the kept track of things nicely.

    I moved, so the previous place I went to for cleaning is more than 15 miles away now. This new place is the closest, but I think I'll find another one.
     


  6. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    This is the only good reason I can think of to have shirts monogrammed.
     


  7. odoreater

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    I'm toned down...

    The tag thing was not a big deal. I just don't like odoreater's nose in the air reply to my dad's gift idea.

    A LOT of people clean clothes before wearing them. And the fact was, my options are now limited with what I could do w/my shirts.

    So he should ask before making a snide comment.

    "So did you wear the shirt? I wouldn't give a shirt to my dad that's worn"

    that would suffice.

    "I got an idea, when you buy your dad a shirt, why not give it to him before you take it out for a test ride?"

    The way he worded it was unnecessary.


    That's how I roll - get used to it.
     


  8. Holstein Bilter

    Holstein Bilter Senior member

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    That's how I roll - get used to it.

    That's fine, as long as you can get used to my replies and not take them personally either.
     


  9. odoreater

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    That's fine, as long as you can get used to my replies and not take them personally either.

    odoreater the internet persona is deeply insulted. The guy sitting behind the computer typing these replies takes nothing personally.
     


  10. Holstein Bilter

    Holstein Bilter Senior member

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    odoreater the internet persona is deeply insulted. The guy sitting behind the computer typing these replies takes nothing personally.

    excellent. we are in agreement on the clothespin idea though. My old place used clothes pins through the button as well. Just makes me wonder why closer place hasn't gone that route.
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    hand wash. clean. simple. cold water. flat dry. warm iron.

    simple as that folks. simple as that.
     


  12. odoreater

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    hand wash. clean. simple. cold water. flat dry. warm iron.

    simple as that folks. simple as that.


    yeah, except when you work 70 hours a week, you don't really want to have to spend your weekend washing/ironing clothes. I'd rather have the cleaners ruin a shirt here and there than have to do wash my own shirts.
     


  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    yeah, except when you work 70 hours a week, you don't really want to have to spend your weekend washing/ironing clothes. I'd rather have the cleaners ruin a shirt here and there than have to do wash my own shirts.

    you got a point
     


  14. gorgekko

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    I must confess that I was feeling a little sick today. General fatigue, coughing...I think I might have come down with something this weekend. I would like to report that this thread and its almost certain unintentional humour made me laugh so often that I'm now feeling much better. SF never fails to entertain me.

    Oh, and odoreater, dude, we may scuffle from time to time but your replies were the best in this one.
     


  15. Holstein Bilter

    Holstein Bilter Senior member

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    I must confess that I was feeling a little sick today. General fatigue, coughing...I think I might have come down with something this weekend. I would like to report that this thread and its almost certain unintentional humour made me laugh so often that I'm now feeling much better. SF never fails to entertain me.

    Oh, and odoreater, dude, we may scuffle from time to time but your replies were the best in this one.


    Didn't know we were graded on originality of post and entertainment value. I'll try to spice my posts up to be more entertaining.
     


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