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When did I brag about working for a "top" financial firm? I said I work at a "finance company" and I know a thing or two about investing. You asked me first, how long I've been doing this, and to your reply I said I have a CFA.

Why is it bragging from my end, when I said it is outside my budget to buy a Huntsman suit? I make comfortable living and could buy it if I really wanted, but I don't make F-U kind of money so although I think they make fabulous clothes, it is simply out of equation for me. Why is this bragging?

I also said my boss makes a lot of money, but have no savings due to poor spending habits. From this, I learned to be more careful with higher end purchases. Why is this bragging again?

You seem to have reading comprehension issues. Or maybe you're a bit old and have trouble reading? Are you like 80 years old? If so I understand.

My last response to you, I already feel bad about the 1 minute I wasted on this reply. Have a nice day.
Well noted and thank you for the kind compliments Mr. Posh.

Now, Please let’s get back to Ongoing Bespoke Projects.

Alan Bee
 

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to pivot back onto a topic tangential to bespoke clothes...how do you guys evaluate a dry cleaner to see if they are of a high enough caliber to be trusted with expensive clothes.

I recently got my Hemrajani suit and need to get it pressed before my fitting, but after having a place with good reviews screw up the lapels (made them uneven, looks like the pressed it while buttoned or something...) on my tux I'm a bit more wary...
For bespoke level clothing, I just send everything to Rave FabriCARE. I haven't found anyone suitable in the Bay Area, to be honest, although I also haven't tried every one. I think, along with trying to find someone who doesn't just ship their clothes to some mass cleaning plant offsite, it's also a challenge to find someone who can properly press a coat. Ideally by hand, although I once saw a machine at Isaia's factory press a coat pretty well (I don't know if that type of equipment would be available to a dry cleaner. I've stuck with hand pressing). Rave also offers a sponge and press.

I feel iffy sending lower-end casualwear to a local dry cleaner nowadays. I had a local dry cleaner mess up a Margiela jacket.
 

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For bespoke level clothing, I just send everything to Rave FabriCARE. I haven't found anyone suitable in the Bay Area, to be honest, although I also haven't tried every one. I think, along with trying to find someone who doesn't just ship their clothes to some mass cleaning plant offsite, it's also a challenge to find someone who can properly press a coat. Ideally by hand, although I once saw a machine at Isaia's factory press a coat pretty well (I don't know if that type of equipment would be available to a dry cleaner. I've stuck with hand pressing). Rave also offers a sponge and press.

I feel iffy sending lower-end casualwear to a local dry cleaner nowadays. I had a local dry cleaner mess up a Margiela jacket.
I actually had John Di Pietro, the tailor that @Encathol Epistemia uses in Philly re-press my Kent Wang tux by hand...It wasn't all that expensive either, I'd use him again if it was easier but he has pretty limited hours as i would guess he is near retirement...not working/living in the city any more I think the only available time is Saturdays before noon and then i think its a 2 week turn around.
 

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I actually had John Di Pietro, the tailor that @Encathol Epistemia uses in Philly re-press my Kent Wang tux by hand...It wasn't all that expensive either, I'd use him again if it was easier but he has pretty limited hours as i would guess he is near retirement...not working/living in the city any more I think the only available time is Saturdays before noon and then i think its a 2 week turn around.
Oh right, if you have a local tailor who can press a coat for you, I would just go with that.

Some SR houses offer cleaning and pressing services for their garments, although that's obviously not feasible if you live in the US.
 

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For bespoke level clothing, I just send everything to Rave FabriCARE. I haven't found anyone suitable in the Bay Area, to be honest, although I also haven't tried every one. I think, along with trying to find someone who doesn't just ship their clothes to some mass cleaning plant offsite, it's also a challenge to find someone who can properly press a coat. Ideally by hand, although I once saw a machine at Isaia's factory press a coat pretty well (I don't know if that type of equipment would be available to a dry cleaner. I've stuck with hand pressing). Rave also offers a sponge and press.

I feel iffy sending lower-end casualwear to a local dry cleaner nowadays. I had a local dry cleaner mess up a Margiela jacket.
I have used Rave as well and they are excellent.
 

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Oh right, if you have a local tailor who can press a coat for you, I would just go with that.

Some SR houses offer cleaning and pressing services for their garments, although that's obviously not feasible if you live in the US.
gotcha, I guess I'll just stick with that option then and then worry about finding a new spot when he fully retires

I mean, i'm sure this is the point but I'm amazed that Rave can send clothes through the mail and have them wind up perfectly pressed upon unpacking
 

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I sent my Huntsman suit to a local dry cleaners. It came out okay but not recommended. I did it because I got a grease stain on my pants and my suit was covered in dog hair when I had my friend drive me home for NYE party back in 2018.
 

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Parkway Custom Drycleaning?
Never used them. I've used Rave for special stuff but I also just send tailoring in to my normal dry cleaners when needed. Summer suits mostly thanks to our oppressive climate here. Luckily never had any lapel issues.
 

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Eric, pls let’s get back to clothes. I’m happy to engage you offline on the subject of markets. A subject I actually happen to know more than a thing or two about ....

Alan Bee
Sure. No malice intended, of course. Just a general view I strongly disagree with, and felt obligated to respond to.
 

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I sent my Huntsman suit to a local dry cleaners. It came out okay but not recommended. I did it because I got a grease stain on my pants and my suit was covered in dog hair when I had my friend drive me home for NYE party back in 2018.
you will find a method for removing grease stains in the Tailors Tutorial. It's a pinned thread. It works really well as long as you haven't used water or other methods to remove it before applying the powder.
 

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you will find a method for removing grease stains in the Tailors Tutorial. It's a pinned thread. It works really well as long as you haven't used water or other methods to remove it before applying the powder.
Can you share the location? I tried searching the Tailor Tutorial in the SF search bar and didn't come up with any results...
 

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Can you share the location? I tried searching the Tailor Tutorial in the SF search bar and didn't come up with any results...
I believe it's this one

 

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Can you share the location? I tried searching the Tailor Tutorial in the SF search bar and didn't come up with any results...
Haven't looked at the thread lately and remember it was hard to locate last time I did try. Maybe someone knows how to find it and will answer you
 

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thanks, definitely gonna book mark this one...would it work for tomato sauce as well (only sorta kidding...)
 

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