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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Contango

    Contango Senior member

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    Demineralised water for my iron and spray. I wear a lot of white shirts for work and without it I was bound to get brown marks on about 1 in 6 from ironing.
     
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  2. Deo Veritas

    Deo Veritas Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Definitely. I just take some filtered water from the fridge to fill the iron with.
     
  3. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Interesting tips, especially as a predominantly white wearer. Thanks gents.
     
  4. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    So you have trouble with C&J too?
     
  5. Jay Suave

    Jay Suave Well-Known Member

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    Demineralized water can do more harm than good for your iron, especially if it hasn't been designed for it. I suggest checking your user's manual beforehand. That way you don't waste the investment you made in your iron.
     
  6. sprout2

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    All shoes. Bespoke or bust baby
     
  7. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Your use of suspenders and bow ties definitely marks you as predominantly white
     
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  8. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I was referencing my shirts, but true enough in any event...I made Casper look tan.
     
  9. lordsuperb

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    :( My pinky toes are always getting bit.
     
  10. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Just pullin yer pisser
     
  11. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    don't tease me with a good time.

    Note: i too, am pulling your pisser...all in all, an eventful Tuesday [​IMG]
     
  12. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Thats the most action I had all year !!
     
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  13. Marsay

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    Just saw a bloke who had the ribbon that holds the vents together going around the outside. He could have improved his business wardrobe by tucking it in. Unless this is a fad among hip young gunslingers or something.
     
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  14. AdidaSuit

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    @lordsuperb are you located in DC? I will start work on 14th St and saw Geoffrey Lewis(?) And W.M. Fox. Do you have any experience with either one? I want to get some menswear from some place other than SuSu. Thx
     
  15. AdidaSuit

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    Don't know if you've pulled the trigger on an iron but I can speak to a Rowenta that I have used for a year now. I have to say that it is excellent on shirts. The creases hold up forever and your shirt stays very "crisp" for a long time.
     
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  16. lordsuperb

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    I've worked with WM Fox in the past and would've recommended them before the owners son left. The owner, Craig, is in his 80's while his son handled all of my measurements. Ryan got fed up with the clothing industry and left for New Hampshire. I'll stop by every once in a while to say hi but haven't really ordered anything recently. I've mostly gone custom for the past year. However, I've started to patronize Sid Mashburn in Georgetown for casual clothing. They have some interesting sport coats pulled from Drapers and Fox Flannel that are worth a look. There is also Paul Stuart in the city center but it pails in comparison to the NYC and Chicago stores, I would not recommend them.
     
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  17. AdidaSuit

    AdidaSuit Active Member

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    Appreciate the response. Yes, the older gentleman at Fox is very nice but too bad Samuelson doesnt fit me well. Sid Mashburn? I will look them up and check out what they have. I am sure there are many more places that offer legit. menswear but the problem is finding them. Ugh...
     
  18. sprout2

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    How do we like these ones? Anachronistic or savory finds from the past?

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  19. Mr. Six

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    ^ The latter. But surely they're too rustic, textured, and tweedy for you?

    Who made them?
     
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  20. heldentenor

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    My "savory finds from the past" would be a lot of folks' anachronisms (it's embedded in the work I do), but I think several of those are great.
     

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