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Dry Cleaning 3-Roll-2 jackets?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JLibourel, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. SouthNarc

    SouthNarc Senior member

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    Who would that be? I'm in Biloxi and I'm in the city a couple of times a month. Dry cleaners on the MS. Gulf Coast are shit.
     
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  2. Agatha Crusty

    Agatha Crusty Senior member

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    Excellent. You keep discarding your good ties with minor blemishes and people like me with some ingenuity will keep acquiring them, easily cleaning them and having good quality neck-wear for little money.

    I love people with more money than sense.
     


  3. rwaldron

    rwaldron Well-Known Member

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    Liberto on Prytania. They do an incredible job with suits, particularly with white linen, which they have a special whitening dip; I wouldn't take a white linen suit anywhere else. They do a great job on formal wear also, and are the only cleaners that isn't confused when I take a detachable collar tails shirt in. I hate taking regular dress shirts there though, as they don't do anything special with those, yet charge 2-3x as much as other cleaners within a 5 block radius.
     


  4. rwaldron

    rwaldron Well-Known Member

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    A stain, here or there on a tie, is just a badge of honor reminding you of the good times you had wearing it.
     
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  5. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Yeah. . .it was a new tie, until I dropped a pickle on it the very first time I wore it and put a big grease stain in the middle. It's now one of my favorite ties. Although I paid a pretty penny to have it cleaned, I'm glad I still have it, in pristine condition. With a lesser tie, I would have accepted its fate.
     


  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I use my old ties to floss my butt cheeks.
     


  7. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Me, too.
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FTFY. lol!!!1!11!!
     


  9. Holdfast

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    I just left a BBBF 3-2 roll with MOP buttons to the tender mercies of the local dry cleaner, with specific instructions to soft roll to the second button. They tell me they don't use machine presses, so here's hoping. Actually, they've previously managed a 3-2 RLPL when given a similarly specific request, and I've used them for bespoke stuff too, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed... we'll see what happens... it'll be amusing if nothing else. [​IMG]

    At worst, I'll get it re-cleaned again, without pressing, and then ask someone at my tailor's to press it. But I'm astonishingly lazy, so will see if the dry cleaners are able to perform a minor miracle in a single attempt first.
     


  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Best of luck. Report back.
     


  11. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    I recommend Gem Cleaners in Philadelphia, PA. A lot of their business comes in via FedEx or UPS. Locally, Gem offers pick and delivery. All of my clothes come back beautifully pressed, shaped with tissue paper, etc. Usually when I stop in there are bespoke suits and some gorgeous vintage couture dresses waiting to be cleaned.
     


  12. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Sadist. [​IMG]
     


  13. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So those aren't coffee stains on your ties?
     


  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, that depends. The stains were coffee... :devil:
     


  15. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I cut my trousers 3 roll 2. It's not just for jackets anymore.
     


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