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Dry Cleaning 3-Roll-2 jackets?

SouthNarc

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It seems like sending garments to AZ to be cleaned would mean they spend less time in your possession than they do at the cleaners. I can't imagine mailing things to the cleaners. I suppose I am just lucky to live 3 blocks from the most detail oriented cleaners in the New Orleans area.

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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Agatha Crusty

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By and large, the answer to the question, "Soiled tie?" is "New tie." Neckties are like socks and underwear: please replace regularly. I realize there is almost totemic worship of neckties by many SF members...but even the finest such tie is an expendable item.

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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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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By and large, the answer to the question, "Soiled tie?" is "New tie." Neckties are like socks and underwear: please replace regularly. I realize there is almost totemic worship of neckties by many SF members...but even the finest such tie is an expendable item.
So many guys on SF are oriented only to the cost of acquisition rather than the more general ongoing cost of trying to be well-dressed. That cost includes (a) care and (b) replacement.
Can anyone guess the funniest tie rehabilitation story in StyFo history?

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.
 

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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.


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.
 

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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.
 

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

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