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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. dluce76

    dluce76 Senior Member

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    Haha you really want these!

    FYI they came VERY wrinkled so you'll need to steam them.
     

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    jdp234 Senior Member

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    Linen suit received. Will likely be a keeper. @spiermackay advice on dealing with shipping wrinkles? Does steaming by a shower work on linen, or do I need to get it pressed?
     

  3. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    It's linen. Wear it, it's going to wrinkle anyways. Shower steam won't work too well. It's not like a worsted wool.
     

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    feelufo Well-Known Member

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    Leave it hanging for a day or two. Some of the wrinkles will give with gravity especially with the weight of this minnis linen. If you're still tempted to press it afterwards this may not be the fabric for you.
     

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    with linen, you have to embrace the wrinkles :decisions:
     

  6. jdp234

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    No I know it'll wrinkle and rumple with normal wear. It's just got some weird hard creases from shipping (in places that don't usually wrinkle w/ linen garments, like vertically down the the sleeves and across the lapels).
     

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    Wear wrinkles and shipping creases are very different. I suggest using a clothes steamer to get rid of the latter.
     

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    LOL the factory stitched (rather than basted) the pockets shut again.
     

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    Stuff the sleeves with a towel or something to prevent the material from laying flat then put your linen sheets over the suit cloth and iron with steam on high.

    I wouldn't directly iron the lapels ever. Just leave hanging and try a little shower steam to lighten the crease.

    Besides that, the natural wrinkles you get from wear will hide the wrinkles from the shipping.
     

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    No worries. They’re going straight to my tailor for hemming. He always presses them for me.
     

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    May want to upgrade your iron if you’re wearing linen frequently
     

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    Literally just took it out of the box
     

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    This is what we should all be doing every time we receive an item from SM. Things never look the same as a studio pic on the website, and real-life pictures help with that decision to buy or not to buy.
     

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    That looks smart.
     

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    Mine arrives next week, we need more pics!
     

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