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Why didn't I buy a steamer long ago

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roger Everett, May 23, 2011.

  1. Roger Everett

    Roger Everett Senior Member

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    Was out cruising the mall with my fiancee Saturday, and we stopped in at Macy's to peruse. I had been thinking about getting a steamer for quite awhile, so off to housewares. They had 5 different models, ended up with a Rowenta compact 1400watt, 32 oz. cap.. Had been thinking mostly about an easy way to get the wrinkles out of ties, but after it worked so good so quick, I tried it out on a suit that needed a bit of dewrinkeling. Had booko horiz. wrinkles on back of jacket from too much time sitting in car, out in a heartbeat. And a good once over on the pants, even got the croch wrinkles out without any problem. It came with a springloaded attachment for redoing the creases in pants, but after trying it out, got a better job at the ironing board and iron w/ a cover cloth on creases. Wonder why I had never bought one before, makes life so much easier.

    Roger
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The best steamers are from Cleveland.
     


  3. mjphillips

    mjphillips Senior Member

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    The best steamers are from Cleveland.

    Indeed - a shop there named Hot Carl carries a wide variety of them.
     


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    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Recommend one to anyone that will listen.

    Jiffy makes a great steamer, great service too, they sell tiny parts that are not usually found, and support even their oldest steamers.

    I have 2 of them. Great steamer.
     


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    westinghouse Distinguished Member

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    LOL let me know if you still feel the same way about it next month. Steamers are only good on suits and silks. A quality iron and ironing board is still king.

    P.S. be sure to post pics of your first 3rd degree burn...
     


  6. idfnl

    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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    LOL let me know if you still feel the same way about it3 next month. Steamers are only good on suits and silks. A quality iron and ironing board is still king.

    P.S. be sure to post pics of your first 3rd degree burn...


    BS.

    Time to iron shirts?? GTFO When a cleaners can do it for a $1.50... I'll pay that every time.

    Steamers are great for freshening up anything. I used mine on a linen shirt the other day.
     


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    I use one on my suits and think it's the best thing since sliced bread. While it will knock the wrinlkes out of a shirt it doesn't give that crisp finish a hot iron does
     


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