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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Navy blazer is about as staple as you can get and you can definitely use more than one. Buttons are not well chosen on that one but it is easy enough to substitute them out. FWIW I bought my first DB navy blazer before I bought my first DB suit and if you like DB garments, a DB navy blazer is a great selection.
     


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    Too bad mine won't fit you [​IMG]
    Let me know if you really want them. I am going to have my wife's sister pick mine up for me when the IN-LAWS come to visit in July
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm good point I do like the look of 6x2's as well. I may have a SB navy blazer in ~3 more weeks. :D



    I do like DB garments. I don't have a DB suit but have wanted both for quite some time. I have an older DB jacket but this would probably get more use I think.
     


  5. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I have a Jiffy steamer that I originally purchased to get rid of wrinkles in my suits. I have stopped steaming my suits but I have begun steaming my shirts. Is it bad on the fabric to steam your shirts? I wear an undershirt(?) and so I am able to wear it 3 to 4 times before it starts stinking...actually I don't sweat (barely) so I just don't take it to the dry cleaners as much. Steaming is bad without washing?
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    Wife's birthday this week and the wallet that she wants is going to cost me...about 10 Drake ties. [​IMG]
     


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    jungleroller Senior member

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    This may be left to the pros to answer but I think it's the least damaging to shirts vs. dry clean (chemically) vs. laundering. I'm not sure how "clean" it will get them though. I read that steaming a suit is a big no no. I imagine due to the construction. I used to hang my jackets/suits in the bathroom the night before and then put them on after the shower but I read that the steam causes the suit to prematurely fall apart.
     


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    btw I read it on the Internet so it must be true.

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    Why don't you just pop your shirts in the washing machine? Mild detergent and 'baby clothes' prorgam for delicate fabrics, if needed. I find shirts that come from the dry cleaner feel just that: dry to the touch. I've come to understand that dry cleaning chemicals remove the natural oils from the fibers, leaving them dry and harsh. But more knowledgable people than me can probably explain it better.
     


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    Doodals, you can potentially wear shirts three or four times, wow!

    Whilst i'm pleased for you that you are not cursed by perspiration, undershirt notwithstanding, it must be difficult to just keep em clean? Not grubby around cuff and collar?

    Mild detergent and a baby wash will do the trick
     


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    When my parents' ran a dry cleaner before my dad ran it into the ground, he handled the chemical (PERK?) that they use to dry clean your clothes. Despite using a gas mask and gloves, my dad lost most of his teeth from exposure to the fumes. I wonder how bad it is when your clothes get home. I doubt it is that harmful but it is something to think about.

    As for the shirts, we used to just throw them into a large washer and throw in detergent. It's basically what you would do in your house. So why the heck would you want to take a shirt to a dry cleaners? Shoot, I was pressing shirts when I was in middle school ($5/day) so I think I should do it myself here on out. Or kindly ask my wife to iron my shirt without burning them.
     
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    i do want the one clags has. if you remember, give me a heads up closer to july. :)
     


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    Yes, when I worked at my parents' dry cleaners (20 years ago), I saw shirts with collar stains and we had to use a brush to get them out.
    LUCKILY, I do not sweat (barely?) so I can wear a shirt like 3 or 4 times and I do not get stains even after the 4th time.
    I will start washing my shirts at home. It will be fun ironing shirts again...too bad I wont be paid $5/day anymore.
     


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    It's a deal.
    But just remember, just because it looks good on Clags doesn't mean it will look good on you (j/k) [​IMG]
     


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    correct. it will look great on me.
     


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