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Question about suit collar problem

Craiger

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I have some older suits, and blazers, hanging in my closet that I haven't worn in quite some time. On all of them, the collar has moved out of position. When viewed from the back, the center of the collar is so high that you can see the felt lining underneath. I'm thinking that this is caused by the weight of the jacket pulling down over a lengthy period of time. Is there an way to reverse this? I tried pressing one with an iron, but it didn't improve much.

Thanks in advance. I'm really enjoying this forum.

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Originally Posted by Craiger
I have some older suits, and blazers, hanging in my closet that I haven't worn in quite some time. On all of them, the collar has moved out of position. When viewed from the back, the center of the collar is so high that you can see the felt lining underneath. I'm thinking that this is caused by the weight of the jacket pulling down over a lengthy period of time. Is there an way to reverse this? I tried pressing one with an iron, but it didn't improve much.

Thanks in advance. I'm really enjoying this forum.

Craig


Probably bad construction + bad hangers + time. I would ask a tailor.
 

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I'd suggest one of the following reasons: 1. Your'e probably using straight wood hangers that are not contoured to support the neck and do not have a wide surface area to support the shoulders and the overall drape of the garment. I just wrote a blog post on this subject entitled "The importance of hangers", which was inspired by Jeffrey Diduch's recent post on http://www.tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/. In that post, I show an Anderson & Sheppard bespoke suit jacket on a straight wood hanger and on a neck contoured, shoulder supportive RAVE FabriCARE hanger. The difference is stark. 2. Your'e using a dry cleaner who has no clue how to press the collar of a suit jacket or sport coat. If you were to observe a row of suit jackets or sport coats hanging in a fine men's store, you'll notice that the collars are perfectly symetrical with a light crease from gorge seam to gorge seam (no felt will be showing and the collar will hold that light crease for a long time). Now look at the collar of any suit jacket or sport coat youv'e recently gotten back from the dry cleaner. I'll bet the curvature of the collar looks like a rippled mess. That rippled mess was probably created by poor steaming. You'd think by now that dry cleaners would have learn't how to correctly press the collar of a suit jacket or sport coat. Blog post: The importance of hangers http://ravefabricare.com/true-qualit...f-hangers.aspx
 

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Question;

Would I damage as this guy my suit collars If I have too many suits hanged pressed to close one to each other that the last ones do not fall straight, I mean that are a bit bent ( the last ones due to pressure )

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SpallaCamiccia: You would alleviate the problem by only using hangers that have the same shape. If you use a mix of straight and curved hangers, you might aggravate the problem.
 

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Thank you for the advice. It's so obvious, I can't believe I never gave much thought to hangers before. I will from now on.
 

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Originally Posted by stubloom
SpallaCamiccia: You would alleviate the problem by only using hangers that have the same shape. If you use a mix of straight and curved hangers, you might aggravate the problem.

Thanks for answer me.

No no, I only use pro curved hangers, but too pressed one to the others. Too many jackets for my wardrobe, so the last ones do not fall straight but are curved as a boomerang due to the pressure.

Would I damage the collars?
 

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