Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I'm thinking of replacing the dark brown suede valstar that was lost in an unfortunate accident. Should I size up or not?

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  2. davesmith

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    Seems to be slightly tight in the chest, but looks good everywhere else.

    Is this Valstar? If yes, where can you buy it in London?
     


  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Yep, valstar. Bought this leather one in NYC, but the other ones are up on Yoox. The sizing is a bit odd, so it's best if you can try one on first.
     


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  6. ridethecliche

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    My first interview for med school is coming up in about 2.5 weeks. My suit is awesome, but slightly wrinkled. I was going to let the jacket steam in the shower a bit but was wondering if there's a better way.

    Should I slash Can I get it pressed somewhere? Where should I go to do this? I don't want them to destroy the thing with too much heat!
     


  7. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Don't steam your jackets, not with a steamer, not in the shower. You can ask a drycleaner to just press it, not clean it.
     
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    The "don't steam your jacket in the shower" advice seems to be one of those SF mantras. Of course, if you let it steam so long that it gets heavy with moisture and loses its shape, it's bad. Otherwise, no harm done if you gently let it steam for a few minutes in the shower.
    I'd rather do that than let a dry cleaner ruin my jacket by pressing it completely flat...
     


  9. Monkeyface

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    I've heard tailors say it's bad for your jacket, something with ruining the shape of the canvassing?
    My drycleaner pressed a beautiful roll in my 3 roll 2 jacket. I just marked it with a pin where I wanted it to roll.
     


  10. in stitches

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    Any dry cleaner can have a suit pressed and ready in a matter of a few days.
     
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  11. EliodA

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    I guess it depends on where you live. Over here, any dry cleaner can have a suit pressed and ruined in a matter of a few seconds. ;)
     


  12. in stitches

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    Hahahah. That is true everywhere. But assuming you have a good place you can trust, 2.5 weeks is more than enough time to get a suit pressed. Light press is always best imo, I always tell them that.
     


  13. Coxsackie

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    I'm sure I read somewhere (probably on StyFo) that steaming suits in the bathroom is mainly bad for fused jackets, as it can soften the glue and cause separation and a "bubbling" appearance.
     


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    Here you go:

    http://www.thefrenchcleaners.com/services.html
     


  15. in stitches

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    I need them to open up a Baltimore or Chevy Chase location.
     


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