Custom Linen Suits $99!
Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:29 AM
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:16 PM
| Originally Posted by echo2_62 |
Thanks Kpeg! We actually picked up the pants last night! LOL! I came home to find the delivery notice on my door so I was really excited. It's one of four or five packages I've got coming in this week so seriously it feels like Christmas right now!!
FI hasn't had a chance to try them on yet and the guys are all gone this weekend for the bachelors weekend but I'll get them on those boys soon enough!
I had a good laugh that you're not *too* far from me because we actually drive the 11hrs into Brandon to visit FI's family - that's where he grew up. So really, the extra three hours out to Winnipeg isn't so bad in comparison to that! LOL!
Will post pictures soon as well I hope, and it seems something like photobucket is the easiest options for posting if that helps you any!
You should come for a visit to Winnipeg then! lol
Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:21 PM
Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:45 PM
If your garment does not list any instructions on the label, or is made entirely of linen, machine or hand washing your garment in mild, bleach-free detergent is best. When hand washing linen garments, never wring or twist the garment while cleaning
. Carefully wave the linen around in lukewarm or cool water, replacing the soapy water with fresh water until all soap is removed. When machine-washing linen garments, it is best to use the machine's gentle cycle. Do not overload the machine, as linen launders best when given more room to move around freely in the washing machine. For garments that are delicate, have embroidery or fringe, put the garment in a pillowcase or mesh bag to prevent wear and tear. The more you wash linen, the softer it gets. Softer linen is still sturdy, but will not wrinkle as much as stiffer linen.
If you choose to dry your linen garments in a machine dryer, it is important not to over-dry linen. Over-drying can make linen brittle, causing it to wrinkle even faster than it naturally does. Remove linen clothing from the dryer before it is completely dry and iron while it is still damp. When leaving linen items to dry on their own, best results are achieved when the item is laid and smoothed out on a flat surface to air dry.
Ironing linen garments is remarkably easy. Be certain your iron is clean and if you choose to fill with water for steam, be sure it is free of mineral deposits. Mineral deposits can cause spotting on the garment. To make ironing effortless, simply make sure your garment is damp. Wrinkles are pressed away with ease when linen is dampened. Finish ironing when linen is smooth but still slightly damp, and hang or lay the garment flat until completely dry. For extra crispness, spray the linen garment with starch before ironing.
Avoid folding linen garments. Linen clothing should be hung on a padded clothes hanger in a cool dry environment.
If by chance you are battling with a stain on one of your linen garments, remember that stains are most easily removed when they are fresh. Never try to rub a stain away. Using a damp white napkin or cloth, blot the stain gently. If the stain is oil based, it is usually best to let the dry cleaners do the work for you. If you know that the stain is water based, blot the stain, and then wash the item as soon as possible. If you choose to use a stain remover or treatment product, it is safest to test an inconspicuous area of the garment with the product first. Apply the product and let it sit for at least 5 minutes and then rinse. If you notice no color change, then proceed, using the product directly on the stain. After using the stain remover, rinse the garment and launder as usual. Remember that some stains just can't be removed.
By simply caring for your linen clothing in the proper manner, you will be able to enjoy wearing your garments for many years to come.
and also this one had some good tips...
Linen shirts and pants can be machine-washed in a gentle cycle in warm water, or preferably, hand-washed or dry-cleaned. Repeated hand or machine washings make linen soft, thereby eventually reducing wrinkling, while dry cleaning keeps it crisp and new-looking. And like with most garments, it's a good idea to read the care labels before washing.
To hand-wash a linen item, place it in a small tub with warm water and soap suds. Rub the linen in the mix and then pull it out of the tub. When it comes to stains, the treatment really depends on the source of the stain, but the general method is to rub immediately with cold water (which prevents the stain from setting in), or letting the garment soak in laundry detergent. Rubbing the stain with white vinegar, or sprinkling some talcum powder on the stain while letting the garment lay flat overnight, have also been proven to work.
Once you're done hand- or machine-washing, air-dry the linen garment. You can then iron it, or wear it as is.
Suits are a definite dry clean. No ifs, ands or buts.
Drying and ironing
It's in linen's best interest to never see the inside of a dryer. Ideally, you should let a freshly-washed linen garment air-dry, whether by laying it flat on a towel or hanging it from a padded wooden hanger.
If you're ironing linen, do so on a high setting, while the garment is still damp. The dampness guards against burning the linen; the fabric dries quite fast. Iron first on the inside of the garment to remove wrinkles, and then on the outside to create a nice sheen. Also, be sure to iron until the linen is smooth , not dry. When it's to your liking, begin air-drying. As well, avoid folding your linen items; hanging is preferable.
And if you wear a linen suit or pants regularly, get in the habit of always pulling your pants up from the knees before you sit down. This keeps the fabric stiff between your knees and waist, and avoids the excess wrinkling in the crotch area that can be brought on by sitting, slouching and so on.
Hope that covers most of it! I also read that hanging white linens out in the sun to dry can help bleach the fibers to keep them nice and white... so I'm almost thinking that for coloured linens you would want to refrain from drying them in the sun?? That's just what I'd extract from the suggestions for white...
Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:19 PM
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:54 PM
| Originally Posted by tinalv |
Thanks for sharing this site! I showed this to my fiance and he loves the idea of a light colored linen suit, so we will probably be ordering a few suits from here. I think the OP should be getting a commission or something..
Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:33 PM
Anyone order one of these? If so...were you able to get it in a white collar? I just e-mailed the company.
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