Suit puckering?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CrimsonSox, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. CrimsonSox

    CrimsonSox Senior member

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    What causes a suit chest to pucker, as in David Beckham's suit here? Is it humidity, or some other cause, and can it be solved by a good pressing? I believe the suit in the photo is a RLBL, which is full canvas, so I don't think it's a case of a delaminating fusing. I have a suit from the same brand with similar, vertical puckering in the identical spot, above the chest pocket. The fabric is very lightweight (I would estimate that it's an 7.5 or 8 ounce wool gabardine).

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    Doesn't seem to be a problem with all suits in the line. Here the chest is clean with a RLBL:

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  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Badly aligned fabric layers or fusing would be my guess. The suit experts should have a look at this.
     
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  3. stubloom

    stubloom Senior member

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    Here's my best guess: The hotel valet wasn't available and he hung his suit in a steamy bathroom to "press out the wrinkles".

    As Despos always says: Steam Is evil. I'd modify that slightly by saying that indiscriminate steaming, including the indiscriminate use of a steamer, is evil.
     


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