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Transform your jackets with a professional pressing

DandySF

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I discovered that a professional pressing can transform a sport jacket. I received two jackets from Chan and placed them on hangers. I fiddled around with some steaming and pressing to ease out the wrinkles that were formed while they were jammed in the box. My results weren't impressive.

I went to a nearby cleaner and asked whether I could wait while they pressed them for me. What a transformation--the jackets look better than they ever have. The pocket flaps lie flat and smooth, the roll of the lapel is gorgeous, the body hangs beautifully.

I asked to accompany the person who did the pressing. We walked down into the basement and I watched as he used an inflatable steam form for the body and sleeves. He then did some hand touch-up and used a pressing machine for the lapels--no creases, just a flat pressing that results in a great roll. There's no way I could replicate what he accomplished. This is probably the best $10 I've spent all week.
 

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Nicely done. I just took a thrift store find into the cleaners and had similar results. Looks good as new. How about a pic or two of the new Chans?
 

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+1. Nice tip.
 

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Bumping an old thread for my own ends. I know there's been discussion about changing the lie of a lapel roll but I can't find it. Can a true 3B be re-rolled to a 3-2B? I know that's a pretty strong crease to be re-routing, but interested in opinions.
 

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Originally Posted by nyf
Bumping an old thread for my own ends. I know there's been discussion about changing the lie of a lapel roll but I can't find it. Can a true 3B be re-rolled to a 3-2B? I know that's a pretty strong crease to be re-routing, but interested in opinions.

I've done it multiple times. It's totally fine on a canvassed suit but won't last on a fused suit (will revert to the original roll after a few wears)

Here's an example of a true 3B that I pressed to 3-roll-2:

 

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Originally Posted by nyf
Did you press it yourself or have a cleaner do it? Any tips if done by you?

Myself. I just put the jacket on a hanger and hang it on my shower curtain rod, pull the lapels forward and steam them from underneath until the roll almost disappears, then fold the lapel back in the shape I'm looking to achieve (i.e. lower end), hold the bottom pinched at that point, and steam up and down on the roll side.
 

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