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Suit Lapel is Creased... help!

Rylsa

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Dear SF,

I recently went to a cheap alterations tailor to have done alter some t-shirts. The tailor saw that I was wearing a sports jacket and offered to give a a steam for free. Unfortunately I did not know what I was thinking to have said yes. I was wearing my only cesare attolini 100% cashmere jacket and I observed a view things happening as the tailor placed my jacket on a dummy. 1) She tried to iron the shirt sleeve shoulders because she thought it was creased; 2) She steamed my lapels and tried to iron them ... that was when I told her to stop and took it back. However, now my lapel looks like this!! It is creased/puckering and the lapel feels wrong.









Can someone please help and give me advice on what to do?
 

ebauche

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I would try white wine vinegar added to water for steam, a pressing cloth, a ham, and a sleeve board. Or take it to the best cleaners around and have them do it.
 

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It needs to be pressed properly. A tailor will be your best option over a dry cleaner. The problem is caused by using steam alone without applying pressure and heat to dry the cloth. Can't emphasize it enough, not to steam jackets
 

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Thanks everyone. I take it that the damage is reversible. Could the steam have damaged the internal structure of the jacket or cashmere? I take it that a press by a decent tailor will be enough to solve it?
 

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Thanks everyone. I take it that the damage is reversible. Could the steam have damaged the internal structure of the jacket or cashmere? I take it that a press by a decent tailor will be enough to solve it? 

It's not damaged in any way. Just a little misshapen. Have it pressed by a tailor.
 

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