Steamers are worth their weight in gold

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  1. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    I highly recommend having a steamer. I have been using my steamer for the last 6 months with great results every time. I have a cheap little one from black and decker and its basically just a glorified electric kettle, (no control over the steam/pressure) and it works wonders on suit jackets and shirts that need a little touching up. Certainly not a replacement for an iron when it comes to shirts, but for general suit maintenance I highly recommend one.

    I'm sure they have been discussed at length here, but to any newbies this should be one of the first additions to your wardrobe.
     


  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I was hoping you meant an LV steamer trunk.
     


  3. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    ^I was thinking the EXACT same thing.... I was hoping to see one custom striped and family crested...
     


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    maxnharry Senior member

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    What do you think the airlines would charge to check a steamer today?
     


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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    What do you think the airlines would charge to check a steamer today?
    They'd probably give you a discount since their luggage handlers would have so much fun kicking the shit out of it on purpose. An LV steamer trunk that costs as much as good used car? That's like Xmas in July....
     


  6. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Plus TSA would probably rip the locks off and leave the trunk open.
     


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    Plus TSA would probably rip the locks off and leave the trunk open.

    One really wants to pull a Falling Down in such cases.
     


  8. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    One really wants to pull a Falling Down in such cases.
    Exactly... and they'd be quite justified, IMHO. Certainly there are some LV hard-sided suitcase travelers on commercial flights (I always see one or two amongst my Japanese co-passengers on return flights from Narita), but a full-on Steamer trunk is best fitted into the BBJ. Personally, I'd like a Goyard with some fancy-schmancy wildly-colored stripes and initialing.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I've seen people use the vintage soft-sided suitcases, one time a complete set on an older couple. [​IMG]
     


  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Here's a quiz: What are these threads about?

    Men's Clothing: Steamers are worth their weight in gold.

    Social Life, Food and Drink: Steamers are worth their weight in gold.

    Body Consciousness: Steamers are worth their weight in gold.

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  11. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    E, All of the above
     


  12. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    To the OP - I agree, with a caveat. Some fabrics do NOT react well to steam. They shrivel up to a degree that is hard to restore by pressing. So use with care.
     


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    Any particular examples you noticed? This may be helpful for me in the future.
     


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    Op, I agree. I bought one of couple of weeks ago and it will pay for itself in no time by reducing my drycleaning bill and improving the longevity of my clothes.
     


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    Here's a quiz: What are these threads about?

    Men's Clothing: Steamers are worth their weight in gold.

    Social Life, Food and Drink: Steamers are worth their weight in gold.

    Body Consciousness: Steamers are worth their weight in gold.

    Dumb Threads: Steamers are worth their weight in gold.


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