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Steamers are worth their weight in gold

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Recoil, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. CharlesAlexander

    CharlesAlexander Senior member

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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.


    That one is especially disturbing.
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Please please please do not steam a suit!

    Wool is a hair like the stuff on top of your head; when a suit has been finished, about an hour is spent pressing it, molding that hair into a shape, much like when a woman puts her hair in curlers. Pressing is an art form in itself which, when badly done, can destroy a suit. Likewise, steam in the hands of the inexperienced can ruin the careful shaping that the pressing has given it. Think of how women squeal about their hair when it is humid or rainy out; that's what steaming is going to do to your suit.

    I hesitate to even suggest you take your suit to the cleaners for a pressing as most of them will do a poor job as well; find a reputable tailor and ask him who does his pressing, as the chances are very good that he sends his work out to be done on specialized equipment. Failing that, find the best cleaners in town and have them give it a pressing. A good suit will recover between wearings, and little creases in the elbow, knee and back can be gently removed with an iron and a little steam (use a rolled up towel in the sleeve).

    Your suit will love you for it.


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  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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  4. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  5. ceaton

    ceaton Senior member

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    Please please please do not steam a suit!

    Wool is a hair like the stuff on top of your head; when a suit has been finished, about an hour is spent pressing it, molding that hair into a shape, much like when a woman puts her hair in curlers. Pressing is an art form in itself which, when badly done, can destroy a suit. Likewise, steam in the hands of the inexperienced can ruin the careful shaping that the pressing has given it. Think of how women squeal about their hair when it is humid or rainy out; that's what steaming is going to do to your suit.

    I hesitate to even suggest you take your suit to the cleaners for a pressing as most of them will do a poor job as well; find a reputable tailor and ask him who does his pressing, as the chances are very good that he sends his work out to be done on specialized equipment. Failing that, find the best cleaners in town and have them give it a pressing. A good suit will recover between wearings, and little creases in the elbow, knee and back can be gently removed with an iron and a little steam (use a rolled up towel in the sleeve).

    Your suit will love you for it.


    I don't think anyone is recommending steaming lapels, but for backs and pants??? come on...
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I don't think anyone is recommending steaming lapels
    I do. I steam the lapels of my suits and coats to give them back their roll after travel or if they've been compressed flat in my (narrow) closet. Works like a charm
     
  7. padronlover

    padronlover Senior member

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    what kind of steamer do you have?
     
  8. jefferyd

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

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  11. pk977

    pk977 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, easy to use with better result. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...rds=Model+J-2000+Residential+garment+steamer+
     

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