The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    What's the best way to get wrinkles out of a tie? Found a legit Hermes today that is pretty rumpled but in otherwise good shape.
     


  2. ZackP

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    I use an iron and gently go over it. No pressure, the heat itself gets it all out.
     


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    jrd617 Senior member

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    No, you'll mess up the roll.

    Use a steamer, or send to tie crafters.
     
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    Pics!
     


  5. MattR

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    Steam from some of the stuff I've read. Some articles talk about putting it in the bathroom while you take a shower. I've had little success with this. You might try applying steam from an iron or getting a steam cleaner.

    You can press them with an iron, although you have to be really careful, b/c (a) you obviously don't want to burn it, so use low heat and (b) if you have to press over the lining of the tie, you can accidentally making an impression of the lining on the material (did that once w/ a thrift nwt BB makers :fu:). Some will tell you this can't be done, but I've used an iron on several occasions with success. I use a damp (not super damp) wash cloth over top of the tie while I'm doing it to add some wet heat.
     
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  6. SpooPoker

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    Definitely real - 1995 maybe. Nice find, I know that tartan silk, thats soft as a baby ass.


    Holy shit, you just pointed out something about Versace I never noticed before. Ever. Well done, sir.


    Holy. Hot. Hell. Thats all my size except the last one. Tradesies?


    Neither, this has nothing to do with Versace.
     


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    Well, you have to be careful about how hard you press and the type of steam setting. I use really low heat and avoid pressing hard at edges. More often than not, no issues.
     


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    Looking forward to seeing it.
     


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    Thanks! The mystery deepens...
     


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    Questions for a thrifting noob:

    1) How often do you visit a store like Goodwill? Daily? Weekly?

    2) Is there a resource out there that breaks down clothing brands? quality, history, etc? this thread is very helpful, but it's a chore to get the dirt on older, and even newer, brands. Like that article about the guy from Rooster, Inc posted above. Insanely useful, because I've seen a few Rooster ties lately and I had no idea they were designed by a guy who works for Ralph Lauren now. Stuff like that.
     
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  11. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    I don't want to sound like a dick, but thrifting is like any other thing: you spend time learning about what's good and what's not because it is your hobby and you enjoy it. There is no one single, quick place to get information nor should there be.
     
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    One of the more interesting threads on the forum to browse. :thumbs-up:
    I think some of you are doing it wrong lol but hey.. :eek: to each his own.


    That comes from having the trouser waist let out. I'd say it's unwearable unless you take the waist back in. Canali make nice trousers though.
     
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    Please let us know. Florsheim is good in responding these inquiries.
     


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    +1, and not the least bit dickish.

     


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    I have been experimenting with tie wrinkles (literally every trick in the SF archives) and most of the time just leaving it hanging on a tie rack for a month gets out most if not all wrinkles in all ties.

    Have not had great luck on the really wrinkled ones -- either the wrinkles come back or (gasp) too much pressure and the tie flattens, permanently. I have a good steamer that gets the wrinkles out of everything else I've thrown at it...but ties not so much.

    Am reading Ager's Way to Easy Elegance -- written by a butler on an English manor in the mid-20th century -- and he recommends (try at your own risk) folding an envelope in the shape of the tie and iron lightly with a slightly damp lintfree cloth over it. He does NOT recommend this for silk ties but I have a couple seemingly terminal cases that if I ruin, well, I wouldn't have lost anything.

    Try at your own peril. The good thing about doing it to thrifted ties...there will always be more tomorrow. Right Spoo? (thanks for verfying Versace for me)
     


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