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Pet, that looks pretty good.i bought cheaper 1 than that. Good stuff, now I prob sent my suit to the dry cleaners twice a year.

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^ when I was much younger, I recall the departmental stores uses nice wooden hangars like these.

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I was looking for a cheaper alternative to Muji cedar hangers and came across this.

 

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Most likely factory seconds but for RM20, I'm not complaining.

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anyone know how to care for your more expensive cotton and linen trousers? how would you normally clean them? dry clean, hand wash or just throw them in the wash?

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anyone know how to care for your more expensive cotton and linen trousers? how would you normally clean them? dry clean, hand wash or just throw them in the wash?

I would hand wash them. So far I don't experience shrinkage in linen.

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I would hand wash them. So far I don't experience shrinkage in linen.

If its expensive I would dry clean it. Hand washes always risk shrinkage.

 

I mean what more is a few dollars when you alrdy spent so much making it up?

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If its expensive I would dry clean it. Hand washes always risk shrinkage.

 

I mean what more is a few dollars when you alrdy spent so much making it up?

 

Doesn't dry cleaning destroy the fibres of your cotton/linen much faster? i'm curious to know if hand washing it in preference to dry cleaning has its advantages/disadvantages aside from cost...

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Doesn't dry cleaning destroy the fibres of your cotton/linen much faster? i'm curious to know if hand washing it in preference to dry cleaning has its advantages/disadvantages aside from cost...

Yes it does, but I only dry clean the pants after several wears (assuming that you dont wear the same pair daily or that it doesnt smell/look dirty).

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It does but still last a couple years and I dry clean after 3-4 wear not jackets . Our weather is hot and I like it clean.

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Got me one of these bad boys and after experiencing it for a few months, I can say its the best iron I've ever used. Since u don't have to lug around a water-laden iron (the water tank is static), its much lighter. I also love the fact that the tank plugs into the AC outlet, but the iron connects to the tank - no more cord-length issues.

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Wow your ironing setup is so organised. What board do you have? I have a 'prosumer' Phillips with a pressurised tank and a Leifheit. But I feel the Leifheit is too low. Looking for board recommendations. 

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I must have misled you, Joonian. That's an online pic of my iron. My iron is a Philips PerfectCare Expert which came with its own ironing board (identical to the one shown in this pic). I checked - it only has Philips' branding on it. I'm about 178cm tall and the board is a nice height for me. Laurastars are way more expensive: My Philips cost me about 1.5k.

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Ah, I see. I was just about to compliment you on your excellent lighting and photography skills as well. I have an older Philips model that looks the part but only puts out 3 bar. Looks like yours is more than double that! Have you ever pressed a coat with your iron? I've tried on some of my non-wool jackets and the results have been decent. 

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Have you ever pressed a coat with your iron? I've tried on some of my non-wool jackets and the results have been decent. 

 

Coats - never. Non-wool pants - yes. And extremely well, too.

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I need help getting press cloth. Where can I get a good one in KL?

 

 

I use a cotton t-shirt (XXXL). Works a charm for pressing my wool trousers.

 

I guess you could get a length of cloth from Kamdar etc.?

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I don't think I've ever shown my clothesbrush. I bought it many years ago in Germany. The bristles are horse hair, the handle is pear wood. I use it quite often to brush lint and loose thread off customers' clothes. Still looks new.

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