thesoulsecure asked: A good way to remember how to work with pants: you iron shirts, but you *press* pants. Use a cloth between the iron and fabric. Press straight down, move to new position, press straight down. Repeat.
That’s a good way to put it…..
Anonymous asked: Is there a technique to ironing a crease into moleskin trousers without ruining them / making them go shiny?
Use a pressing cloth and only press and steam one spot at a time, then lift iron and move to next spot. Don’t iron like you would on, say, a shirt. That has worked for me so far.
mitchell-mtl asked: Agree with Dirnelli....I think the sleeves seem a bit long and no shirt cuff showing.
As I said, it was good on a relative scale - not necessarily on an absolute scale.
dirnelli asked: You really think C. Waltz's tux looks nice? I'm surprised. For one, it's a notch lapel, which is never appropriate on a tux IMHO.
I thought Christan Waltz’s tux looked good on him, but suffice it to say there wasn’t really that much competition at the Academy awards.
As for notched lapels I think there are historical precedents suggesting that they have always existed on dinner jackets - there are endless discussions on SF whether notched lapels are OK or not. For me, personally, notched lapels are not a complete deal-breaker, even if personally prefer the look of DB dinner jackets with peak-lapels (not a shawl lapel fan).
That said, dinner jackets/tuxedos have never really caught on here in Scandinavia. There are very, very few opportunities where a tux would be called for in Sweden and Finland (and maybe some other Scandinavian countries, I am less sure about this). If anything more formal than a suit is called for, it is usually full white tie that is appropriate. I personally wear white tie at least a few times every year and I don’t even own a dinner jacket/tuxedo.