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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just toss my shirts in the washer and then let them hang to dry. On occasion, they've even gone into the dryer. None the worse for the wear.
     
  2. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    Exactly!!! I think some forum members should start opening their eyes a bit more.... In laundering there is a lot of down time, is not like you should spend hours doing it. 10 minutes pre threat, then overnight soak, 3-5 minutes loading in laundry nets / washing machine and setting / then after cycle complete (or whenever you want within up to 12 hours approx after that) 10 minutes unloading and hanging the shirts. Ironing may take you an hour for a week worth of shirt done properly, but you can use the "put in the plastic bag trick" while you wait for the Ironer if you do not want to do it yourself...
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A gentleman I have known for many years owns a tremendous amount of real estate in and around Pasadena. Lets just say money will never be an issue. He irons his own shirts saying "No laundry can do as good a job as I can." :)
     
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  5. sangiuseppe

    sangiuseppe Senior member

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    I try to follow Kabbaz's method, but that octagon soap makes my hands like sandpaper
     
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  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Too true. I do iron my own shirts.
     
  7. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    +1 - even though I have a housemaid I do not let her iron the shirts.
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

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    I tried to the whole vegetable based soap on the collars and cuffs, but honestly it was a real pain and I didn't notice any better results than good old Shout.
     
  9. bourbonbasted

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    I'll openly admit I'm not paying anywhere near top-shelf prices for my shirts, but am I the only one who has no problem viewing shirts as disposable? I order them assuming I'll get a year out of them, two tops...
     
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  10. sangiuseppe

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    To tell you the truth I have achieved decent results on the collars with a lot of scrubbing, but mediocre results on the armpits, so I am stuck pre-treating them with ammonia first
     
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    Same here. I treat them like undershirts. I don't mind if they look well worn, so I don't baby them ... But very rarely do they make it to that point.
     
  12. TRINI

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    Same.
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I never scrub the collars and such. Unnecessary wear, imo. So for the condition of my shirts I certainly don't need them to be pristine. I wear them well into the point they are frayed and such before getting rid of them. I don't mind, but at the same time I am not baller enough to not want to delay the point of buying new shirts as long as possible within reasonable means especially when buying bespoke shirts.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's one reason I don't wear bespoke shirts. Buy, alter, wear, toss. I'm only into clothing to the point it becomes an inconvenience.
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some people are like that with women. Then again a bespoke Real Doll probably costs less in the long run.
     
  16. bourbonbasted

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    I had a couple of true bespoke shirts made for me a few years ago. Instead of going back to the well I just sent them to an online MTM. They replicate almost perfectly and I still get a say in all the details I want. I'd say using this method saves me between $150 and $200 a shirt. Well worth it, IMO but YMMV.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know. I'm an economic nationalist. I like knowing the person I am getting them from. I enjoy and appreciate the craft enough to cave.
     
  18. bourbonbasted

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    That's completely understandable. I have limited bespoke options in ATL and thought my guy was pretty overpriced and less than interested in my business. So I walked. I'm sure, had I enjoyed the process more, I would have stuck around. Again, YMMV.
     
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    I'm far from a treehugger or other green socialist, but viewing clothes (except maybe socks and underwear) as disposable seems very wasteful.
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As long as you buy them from America and throw them away you can be an economic superhero and create tons of jobs. :slayer:
     

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