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Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Apr 1, 2009.

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  2. pistolero

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    And forget the iron - I tossed out mine years ago. Get a steamer! We use this one at the store:

    http://www.amazon.com/Conair-GS7R-Co...5180250&sr=1-6

    It runs $60 and it's worth every cent. No ironing board is necessary. There's much less danger of burning the fabric. And it bangs out a cotton shirt in no time.


    Just kopped this, interested to try it out as I'm terrible at ironing. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    hey kgmessier,

    first time posting but... would you mind ID-ing the boots you've got on in the khaki chinos pic? they look like roys to me but not 100% sure.

    thank you a bunch!


    I'm thinking that they're Clarks Originals Desert Boots. Did I get it right Keith?

    Just kopped this, interested to try it out as I'm terrible at ironing. Thanks for the tip!

    Nice! Ours has been running for two years strong. Just be sure to use distilled water with it - never tap or normal bottled water.
     
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    I'm thinking that they're Clarks Originals Desert Boots. Did I get it right Keith?

    We have a winner! Care to guess the material...and shoe size? [​IMG]
     
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    Just be sure to use distilled water with it - never tap or normal bottled water.



    How come?
     
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    ^^ You don't want all kinds of minerals and salts (or chlorine) getting steamed into your clothes. Naturally occurring stuff which is OK for humans, not so much for fabric.
     
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    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We have a winner! Care to guess the material…and shoe size? [​IMG]
    Hmm, I'm guessing a 9D in Beeswax leather?
    How come?
    ^^ You don't want all kinds of minerals and salts (or chlorine) getting steamed into your clothes. Naturally occurring stuff which is OK for humans, not so much for fabric.
    BINGO! The minerals will also clog up your machine with repeated use.
     
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    ^^ You don't want all kinds of minerals and salts (or chlorine) getting steamed into your clothes. Naturally occurring stuff which is OK for humans, not so much for fabric.
    Minerals aren't typically carried away in evaporated water in any appreciable quantity unless you're at extremely high temperatures. The only problem is the minerals left behind clog your machine up.
     
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    you guys know all kinds of stuffs. thank you for getting me an ID on those boots so quickly and boy was i off!

    but agree w/not using tap water for either steamer or iron. when i used to do that, it seemed that the cloth i was ironing would get this funky sheen on it. not any more once i switched to distilled water.
     
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    Thanks for pointing me towards that steamer. I got the OD chinos today and I seem to be a bit in a rough spot the 32s are a bit loose in the waist but I could barely button up the 31s. Would there be any shrinkage at all after a wash?
     
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    Thanks for pointing me towards that steamer. I got the OD chinos today and I seem to be a bit in a rough spot the 32s are a bit loose in the waist but I could barely button up the 31s. Would there be any shrinkage at all after a wash?

    I have noticed a little shrinkage in length (inseam) after the first wash, but not much, if any, in the waist. You can definitely have the waist taken in or out though, so if the 32s fit well otherwise i'd just have the waist taken in a bit and you should be good to go.
     
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    Hmm, I'm guessing a 9D in Beeswax leather?

    Man, you're good. Beeswax in 8.5D.
     
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    Minerals aren't typically carried away in evaporated water in any appreciable quantity unless you're at extremely high temperatures. The only problem is the minerals left behind clog your machine up.
    Yeah, but anyone who has hard water and has looked at the bottom of their iron can see mineral deposits around the steam holes in the heating element. Trust me -- I have hard water and my iron has mineral deposits on the bottom. It's gotten on to my clothes before, and while it hasn't destroyed anything, I've had to be vigilant about cleaning it off. Also chlorine -- which, unlike most aqueous minerals is actually toxic -- is added to nearly all municipal water supplies as a hypochlorite solution, and has nearly the same boiling point as water. So you actually are steaming chlorine into your clothes. Granted, not very much chlorine, but it's still chlorine.
     
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    how do you get distilled water?
     
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    how do you get distilled water?
    Drug store/grocery store
     
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    Chinos just came in! The Japanese Gunmetal twill is so f'in nice!
     
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    [​IMG] Chinos just came in! The Japanese Gunmetal twill is so f'in nice!
    Not exactly the fit pic I was waiting for, but OK! [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, but anyone who has hard water and has looked at the bottom of their iron can see mineral deposits around the steam holes in the heating element. Trust me -- I have hard water and my iron has mineral deposits on the bottom. It's gotten on to my clothes before, and while it hasn't destroyed anything, I've had to be vigilant about cleaning it off.

    Also chlorine -- which, unlike most aqueous minerals is actually toxic -- is added to nearly all municipal water supplies as a hypochlorite solution, and has nearly the same boiling point as water. So you actually are steaming chlorine into your clothes. Granted, not very much chlorine, but it's still chlorine.


    Yeah it totally deposits on your iron but you would not have any problems getting it on your clothes with a steamer, which is what we were talking about (I thought).
     
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    Chlorine also dissipates into the atmosphere over time. If it's that big a deal, just fill up your iron 24 hours before or just use a spray bottle that was filled more than a day ago. I used to keep fish and had to watch the chlorine (toxic to fish.. and just about everything else, actually). Chloramine, on the other hand...
     
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    Chinos just came in! The Japanese Gunmetal twill is so f'in nice!


    Link? You should let us filter your stuff by new arrivals!!
     

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