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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you set back the cause of amber alerts a decade!
     
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    I'm pretty sure this couldn't happen anywhere else: brought a linen shirt for sleeve shortening to a place that had done a good (but $$$) job before. As I was leaving leaving I asked if they could hand press it as well.

    "Sure, but you know that a HP for a linen shirt is $32". :crazy:

    I will iron this one myself
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wait, it costs more to iron a linen shirt? Should be cheaper, linen irons easily.

    Was it Meurice, or Chris French? I bet Meurice.
     
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    GothamRed Senior member

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    My local cleaner is great for hand pressing shirts (but not for anything else, to be honest) - only $1.00 per, including linen.​
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My laundry charges me more for linen, like 75 cents more I think
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a small timer. I wash and press my shirts myself.
     
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    Same. Partly because I don't trust anyone near me not to fuck it up, partly because I'm a small timer.
     
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    GothamRed Senior member

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    I wash mine and would press my own as well if time permitted. I would argue that the time cost of pressing your own is big timer.
     
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    Eh, once you get the hang of it, it only takes about 2-3 mins per shirt. Not bad, really.
     
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    The time to do it is certainly an issue. I mean, it seems like lost time. I will confess, I don't do a very perfect job of it. I just spend most of the time on the collar, cuffs, and front. I thought about making a video on how to press a shirt in a minute.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it always took me a crazy long time
     
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    Even at that, the equation still favors (for me) having them pressed...but, as always, to each his own.
     
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    Yeah, if you only focus on the collar, cuffs, and front, you can definitely do a whole shirt in 1 minute. Takes longer for the iron to heat up.
     
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    Round up the usual suspects :nodding:
     
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    Is it just me or is it hot out?

    lefty
     
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    How long before the paintings start melting?


    lefty
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Reminds me of Barton Fink.
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have been quoting that episode in my head all week.
     
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    Last week my wife told me I couldn't go in the living room because our housekeeper was ironing my shirts in her underwear.
     
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