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Tailor smoked my jacket!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pandionknight, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    Coincidentally, I just picked up two (new) jackets from my tailor...and they now smell of smoke. I will let them air out and possibly try steaming. Thanks for the thread!
     
  2. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    I would not be happy. Cigarette smoke is partially consists of ash and tar, and I don't want that in my clothes. I make all attempts to stay away from rooms of smokers so I don't smell and my clothes don't smell. The smoke itself damages the clothes, and the necessary cleaning does even more. This is unacceptable.
     
  3. fcuknu

    fcuknu Senior member

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    lol, do you not go outside? OH NO, the car fumes are ruining my clothes! Must stay inside.
     
  4. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    If you have a steamer steam your jacket. Steam removes most odors from wool.

    Truth?
     
  5. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    This is unacceptable. I would demand they give you a slab of the bacon they were smoking in that improvised wardrobe/ smoker.
     
  6. Matt S

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    lol, do you not go outside? OH NO, the car fumes are ruining my clothes! Must stay inside.

    Do car fumes stick with your suit all day?
     
  7. tone76

    tone76 Senior member

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    Maybe it's a smoking jacket? [​IMG]
     
  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Maybe it's a smoking jacket? [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] When I first saw the thread title, I presumed that the tailor destroyed your jacket because of shotty tailoring. I can't imagine a tailor smoking. What happens when a cig falls out of his/her mouth on to an article of clothing?
     
  9. .Kurtz.

    .Kurtz. Senior member

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    If the amendment was fine, I wouldn't freak out (provided he didn't intend to charge the scent as an extra feature).
     
  10. Autococker07

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    Or possibly nicely ask him if he can air out any future work, hang your items in a back room, or something of that nature?.... While I do not like the smell of cigs (and most cigars), I would not have a huge problem with a tailor that smoked.... I would just let him know I did not like it and try to minimize the time I let the item sit in his smokey area.... as someone else said, you will smell like crap after a night at a club also.... would that stop you from going to one? of course YMMV.... good luck either way!
     
  11. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    At least one Savile Row maker likes to smoke. Often I've taken delivery of a new suit to find that it smelled of nicotine. It doesn't last long. Hang it up while your in the shower and let it air out for a day or so.
     
  12. Last Year's Man

    Last Year's Man Senior member

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    (most smokers smell like the shite they are)

    A tad OTT do you not think?
     
  13. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    2 weeks ago I received a pair of wool trousers from eBay that smelled like smoke. I sent them to the cleaners and they came back still smelling like smoke. After 2 weeks of airing out they still smell stale. Maybe I'm just overly sensitive to smells but I still like to smell good.
     
  14. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    A tad OTT do you not think?

    Perhaps he believes "you are what you eat" (or anything else you put into your body). I would consider cigarettes to be shite, though I know some very nice people who smoke. But they definitely smell like shite.
     
  15. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    I once took some pants to a local clothier who also did tailoring. When I walked in he was puffing away on a cigar and the whole shop, including the clothes he had for sale, smelled of smoke. I left.

    I don't think it's that easy to get rid of smoke in cloth, although it can be diminished. I bought a tweed jacket here or at AA and it smelled badly of smoke when I opened the box. I hung it in the garage for 2 weeks and it still needed dry cleaning. I ended up giving it away.
     
  16. stubloom

    stubloom Senior member

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    The solutions so far? Steam with a steamer, steam in the bathroom, hang outdoors, hang indoors, wash on gentle cycle, dry clean.

    There is only one sure-fire way to get rid of smoke odors: ask your dry cleaner to hang the garment in their ozone room (if they have one) and then dry clean as usual.

    Ozone is that sweet smell you smell in the air after a thunderstorm accompanied by lightening. That's natural ozone. The cleaner's ozone room will have a special machine that produces ozone on demand. The ozone molecules emitted by the ozone machine neutralize the smoke odors, rendering the garment odor free. This is the same type of machine that a hotel would use to turn a room that stinks of cigarette or cigar smoke into a non-smoking room.

    Your best bet finding a dry cleaner with an ozone room is to search for a dry cleaner in your city that specializes in restoring fire, smoke and flood damaged clothing.


    Note to Matt S: Your dry cleaner owes you a refund. He should have known, before he took that garment from you, that dry cleaning ALONE would not remove heavy smoke odor.
     

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