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tailor pressed my lapel roll?!

hrb

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time to vent. took a jacket in for some nips and tucks and the (new) lady there pressed the jacket, without asking. including a downpress on the lapel and the roll. where there was previously a nice roll, is now a flat v that would make a protractor proud. has anyone experienced this and/or sorted out out a suitable remedy*? steam was not sufficient. It literally looks like andre the giant took to it with an iron and some elbow grease. for reference the suit's an rlpl, canvassed, so there's no fusing/glue to bubble for potential treatment options. argh. suggestions/shared experiences much appreciated.
 
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BerryWall

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Take the coat to a competent tailor and ask him to reset the lapel roll as well as see that the collar is properly pressed.
 

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Try lying the coat down with the lapel lying flat, wrong side (the underside of the lapels) upwards. The collar should be standing up - as when you "pop" your collar.

Place a press cloth over the roll of the lapel, near the buttoning point. A tea towel might do the trick.

Lightly dampen the roll of the lapel.

Press over the roll line near the buttoning point, ensuring you always iron with the press cloth under the iron.

You may need to put a bit of downward force on it. In the tailoring workshop you would use a heavy iron but you might just have to use a strong arm.

You may need to repeat this again the next day, especially if a heavy duty laundry press has been used on your lapel roll line.
 
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Try lying the coat down with the lapel lying flat, wrong side (the underside of the lapels) upwards. The collar should be standing up - as when you "pop" your collar.

Place a press cloth over the roll of the lapel, near the buttoning point. A tea towel might do the trick.

Lightly dampen the roll of the lapel.

Press over the roll line near the buttoning point, ensuring you always iron with the press cloth under the iron.

You may need to put a bit of downward force on it. In the tailoring workshop you would use a heavy iron but you might just have to use a strong arm.

You may need to repeat this again the next day, especially if a heavy duty laundry press has been used on your lapel roll line.

Thank you for your continually enlightening advice.
 

patrickBOOTH

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I've had a dry cleaner turn my three roll two into an three button. It was all fucked up. I cursed and screamed and then fixed it myself.
 

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nobody will notice the difference.
 

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I have a photographic memory (0) and I use the intarnet
 

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I've had a dry cleaner turn my three roll two into an three button. It was all fucked up. I cursed and screamed and then fixed it myself.

This is why I bring my suit to my tailor (who made it) for dry cleaning and pressing.
 
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