Dry Cleaner Ruined My Shirts...Where Do I Go?

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    Dry Cleaner Ruined My Shirts...Where Do I Go?

    I just moved to Sheung Wan 4 days ago and work in Wanchai. I did not realize that my dry cleaner back in the States ruined a few of my button downs. Where can I find quality shirts that aren't overpriced?
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    Last edited by lovell; 22-05-2009 at 02:54 PM.

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    Define overpriced to you though?

    cheaper end shirts you can get from

    G2000
    H&M
    Uniglo
    Esprit
    Zara

    All those should not be more than $400 hk.

    Or you can go mid range and get shirts from

    DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger for around the $700 to $1000 mark.

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    >> cheaper end shirts you can get from

    Jimbo, your idea of cheaper is also far from what I consider "reasonable".

    Bought a few shirts at M&S .. had a buy two get 1 for free sale (I think) and the price averaged out to be $165 or $180 a shirt.

    My bangkok tailor used to make them for me at $150 a shirt and gave me two fittings. Personally think they're a lot better than the M&S ones ....


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    Jantzen offers tailor made shirts for hkd 310.


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    Shri

    I'd rather spend more because the quality of the material and design is better. I can spot a G2000 shirt a mile off and the material is just too poor for my liking.


    Uh oh I think I might now be on Curious Cats radar


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Shri

    I'd rather spend more because the quality of the material and design is better. I can spot a G2000 shirt a mile off and the material is just too poor for my liking.
    Agree, but, the problem is then you'll have to dryclean them always, because, if you machine wash them the shirts will loose it luster/sheen in just few wash. I learned it the hard way. All my good quality shirts were literally looking old and cheap after few wash in the machine, even though I took the usual care regarding the colour of the cloth.
    More ways to loose money...live and learn!!!

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    >> I can spot a G2000 shirt a mile

    >> I might now be on Curious Cats radar

    Me thinks you're trying to get on his / her radar. Trying way too hard...

    I personally have other things on my mind than trying to figure out what brand shirt you're wearing .. or even giving a rats arse about it.


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    Frankly I have no interest in possible gold diggers and can spot them a mile off so why would I draw attention to the fact?

    Anywhere we're off topic now so I'll say no more.


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    >> the problem is then you'll have to dryclean them always

    You then end up spending 10x the value of the shirt in cleaning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsnroses:
    Agree, but, the problem is then you'll have to dryclean them always, because, if you machine wash them the shirts will loose it luster/sheen in just few wash. I learned it the hard way. All my good quality shirts were literally looking old and cheap after few wash in the machine, even though I took the usual care regarding the colour of the cloth.
    More ways to loose money...live and learn!!!
    Buy them from North Point market at HK$25 then you could throw them away after one or two wears and it would still be cheaper than dry cleaning.

    My wife despairs at the little I spend on clothes, probably less than HK$500 per year including shoes. And yes it does show

    I am so far under CCs radar I am almost underground

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