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How to get a tight crease in a wool scarf?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kasper, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    Do any members have a recommendation on how to get a tight crease in a wool scarf at home without damaging the fibers? I have a few wide lambswool scarves which I like to fold widthwise and have creased when dry cleaned but the crease often looses its sharpness after a few wearings. I have tried to press them at home with an iron but I have difficulty getting the type of crease I want without matting the fabric. Any advice would be appreciated.
     


  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    i never heard of a scarf with creases...
     


  3. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    i never heard of a scarf with creases...

    Well I too have not seen them offered with creases but I request them at the dry cleaners.
     


  4. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the weaves softness in a scarf is what makes it so comfortable. also thats why it will not hold a crease. if it were hard enough to hold a crease you would not want to wear it. try having hard creases pressed in. then have a tailor sew in the creases.
     


  5. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    the weaves softness in a scarf is what makes it so comfortable. also thats why it will not hold a crease. if it were hard enough to hold a crease you would not want to wear it. try having hard creases pressed in. then have a tailor sew in the creases.

    Thank you for that suggestion. I have a pair of very soft Grant Thomas pants that have 10% cashmere and they still hold their cease. How exactly would the tailor sew in the crease and can you do that with pants also?
     


  6. Chauncey Gardner

    Chauncey Gardner Well-Known Member

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    A crease would look graceless and pretentious.

    In fact, when storing my scarves, I carefully open them out full-width and fold them intentionally so they won't develop a crease.
     


  7. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    A crease would look graceless and pretentious.

    I think that trying to look graceful could be considered pretentious in the business world. I am happy to look neat and professional while adding my own subtle touches even if I am the only one who notices.
     


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