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Help with a wrinkley jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Qubaduck, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Qubaduck

    Qubaduck Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    hey there all, i just recently recived a beautiful new sportcoat off ebay, but it's become quite crumpled in the mail and honestly i'm not sure what to do with it. I gather from past posts that people here generally aren't big fans of having jackets pressed, so i'm wondering what alternatives i have. I've tried the old "leave it in the bathroom with the shower running" trick, but it hasn't managed to take all the wrinkles out, and i don't own a steamer. What other options do i have? thanks in advance, eh?
  2. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Who told you that lie? I press my jackets, just very lightly.
  3. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Senior member

    Nov 1, 2004
    Cambridge, MA
    I would take it to your dry cleaner and have him/her give it a good press. I think what you might have read in posts, is over cleaning your clothes can be detrimental to the longevity and luster of the fabric.. If your clothes are not visibly dirty or smelling bad, just simply have them pressed to bring them back into shape. Make sure though that your dry cleaner is a reputable one and understands fine quality clothing. I would highly recommend that you invest in a steamer, it is worth every penny.

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  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Mar 16, 2006
    A good tailor in your area may press it for you and probably much better than a cleaners. Cleaners usually don't press collars and the sleeve heads or roll lapels very well. While you are at the tailors he can give your jacket a look and make any nescesary adjustments. If he is altering your jacket, he wouldn't mind givng it a good press
  5. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

    Mar 11, 2006
    What I do for jackets that may not have survived travel well - though I've never had one shipped in the mail like that, only carried them in suitcases - is first hang it for a day in the bathroom, which usually lets it steam through two showers. Then I take my steamer to it. I've never had a jacket that needed to go outside for pressing, which at any rate scares me because few drycleaners understand that lapels should be rolled and not pancake-flat.

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