Wardrobe Maintenance

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    manton, why all the reweaving? I think I've had to reweave something once ( I don't bother with sweaters, I just throw them out). I think I've sent in two jackets to get cleaned/pressed in the last 3-4 years. Don't think I've ever resoled shoes.
     


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    I go through soles pretty fast. I think I have a pretty healthy number of shoes too. I rarely get suits dry cleaned. I did once this year because my girlfriend threw up on it.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Bad luck I guess. One vest and one pair of trousers haev some teeny little pinholes, I assume a bug got to them even though there is cedar all over my closet.

    But the other one is tragedy. I was wearing last friday an unlined fresco suit and the vent flap got caught on my office door handle. Riiiiip!
     


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    Cotton (non-seersucker) and linen suits/jackets are a pain in the ass to maintain. They wrinkle too easily.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    False premise. The correct response is to just live with the wrinkles.
     


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    You get way less wears out of a cotton suit than a wool suit before it needs a press, no?
     


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    I think he is saying to "embrace" the wrinkles and just wear it.
     


  8. in stitches

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    i hate maintenance. its the only thing that has ever even made me think twice about caring so much about how i dress.

    baltimore is also a crap place to live (in general, outside of the jewish community anyways) if you need good clothing maintenance options.

    for me anyways, i just gave up on it. i accept that one part of my choice to care, is the need to maintain. im not what else there is to do about it.

    yo manton, save some good thread ideas for the future also. you are on fiyah.
     


  9. Manton

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    I only get my cotton and linen suits pressed when they get cleaned. As long as they are clean, i wear them wrinkled.
     


  10. edmorel

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    and if yuo are getting a 100% cotton suit, I would advise against navy, although a 100% linen suit in navy is nice.
     


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    It seems your thoughts on clothing maintenance also apply to your lawn. ;)
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    wearing today.

    Matt has a cotton drill suit in navy that looks great, but given that I already have this one in linen, I don't see doing that ever.
     


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    Also, has anybody experienced linen fading? I have had some linen suits in the past that have faded in areas like the armpits and seat.
     


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    drill is a type of heavy, stiffish cotton twill
     


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