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AntiHuman
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taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby AntiHuman » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:33 pm

So I got 2 suits from mens warehouse..pronto uomo for 600 total. One is dark grey and another is pinstripe dark navy...love em both and I don't see any difference between mine and my brothers brooks brothers suits. They seem like good quality, but every time I sit in the car, the back of my suit jacket gets wrinkled pretty badly...I guess I should try taking my jacket off when driving, but my entire car is dirty lol. This is sad if they get wrinkled that fast...

considering I wear a suit 3-4 days of the week, how often should I dry clean them? I cant iron at all...I'm horrible at it, so I dry clean my stuff mainly to get the wrinkles out and to get rid of the odor because I have started to sweat a lot in this hot weather. I want them to last several years(3-4) at least though.

Lastly,with a dark grey and dark navy pinstripe...I should only go white and light blue shirts? Can I only go blue, red, and gray ties? Or can I try pink, orange...etc. This is for work and interviews. I love stripes as well, so how would a red stripe with white shirt and dark grey suit go?

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby Grizz » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:42 pm

Don't dry clean your suits until you spill stuff on them or until they get rank. You can just have the cleaners press them you know.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby Emma. » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:43 pm

AntiHuman wrote:So I got 2 suits from mens warehouse..pronto uomo for 600 total. One is dark grey and another is pinstripe dark navy...love em both and I don't see any difference between mine and my brothers brooks brothers suits. They seem like good quality, but every time I sit in the car, the back of my suit jacket gets wrinkled pretty badly...I guess I should try taking my jacket off when driving, but my entire car is dirty lol. This is sad if they get wrinkled that fast...

considering I wear a suit 3-4 days of the week, how often should I dry clean them? I cant iron at all...I'm horrible at it, so I dry clean my stuff mainly to get the wrinkles out and to get rid of the odor because I have started to sweat a lot in this hot weather. I want them to last several years(3-4) at least though.

Lastly,with a dark grey and dark navy pinstripe...I should only go white and light blue shirts? Can I only go blue, red, and gray ties? Or can I try pink, orange...etc. This is for work and interviews. I love stripes as well, so how would a red stripe with white shirt and dark grey suit go?


Don't dry clean too often. Probably depends on the climate you are in, but you should be able to go reasonably long without dry cleaning. GQ recommends once a year. With cheaper fused suits, dry cleaning will also shorten the lifespan of the suit. Between cleanings you can take your suit to a cleaner but just ask them to steam press it. Wear an undershirt and antiperspirant deodorant.

Oh, and definitely clean your damn car so you can have a place to put your suit coat.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:44 pm

Dry cleaning your suits too much will ruin them fast. To get rid of wrinkles in between dry cleanings, hang your suit up in the bathroom while you take a hot shower and the steam should take care of the wrinkles.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby AntiHuman » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:30 pm

I'm stupid...I should stop driving with a suit jacket on...NEVER DO THAT PEOPLE

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:34 pm

if you don't want to make the trip to the dry cleaner, you can very gently iron the back of you're suit to get the wrinkles out. just place iron on low setting and put a piece of cloth in between the suit and iron so you're not directly ironing the suit.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:51 pm

Learning to iron would have been easier than writing this post.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby AntiHuman » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:21 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:Learning to iron would have been easier than writing this post.


shhh

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby BunkMoreland » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:22 pm

Mens warehouse sucks.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby oneforship » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:23 pm

AntiHuman wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:Learning to iron would have been easier than writing this post.


shhh


don't ever try to iron your suit.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby AntiHuman » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:25 pm

oneforship wrote:
AntiHuman wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:Learning to iron would have been easier than writing this post.


shhh


don't ever try to iron your suit.


seriously I won't :)

I can iron shirts..but I'll let the pros deal with the quality goods

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby maf70 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:41 pm

Buy a garment steamer and use that. You can find cheap ones that work really well.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby smittytron3k » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:49 pm

http://www.amazon.com/SteamFast-SF-407- ... 325&sr=8-1

Bought it for EIP; it has almost paid for itself.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby shepdawg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:58 pm

Most professional tailors who make bespoke suits recommend ironing a suit instead of steaming it. Steaming it ruins the fibers.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby the lantern » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:21 am

GQ says once a year? For serious? I bet I have probably drycleaned most of my older suits consistently after 3-4 days of wearing. I just bought a handmade, tailored suit, so I guess I need to take care of this bad boy a little better.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:27 pm

the lantern wrote:GQ says once a year? For serious? I bet I have probably drycleaned most of my older suits consistently after 3-4 days of wearing. I just bought a handmade, tailored suit, so I guess I need to take care of this bad boy a little better.


Way too often. Steam them when you get home each day. It removes wrinkles and kills odor.

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Re: taking care of suits/dry cleaning

Postby nattybro » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:43 pm

Those wrinkles are the difference between your cheap suits and your brother's more expensive ones. Higher-quality wool won't hold wrinkles like that. If you wear suits frequently, you might decide it is worth the investment... they will last much longer and won't require constant trips to the cleaners. Just my $0.2




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