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Uniform Press

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by fuzzyduck, May 17, 2011.


  1. fuzzyduck

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    Ok, so I am starting to get lazy when it comes to pressing my uniforms. I usually have to spend a few hours a month (I know, not that much time, but...) starching, ironing, and hanging my uniforms. I have gotten pretty good at it, but as I said, I am getting a bit lazy and am looking for a solution to this.

    I am wondering if anyone knows of a product similar to those used by a dry cleaning facility. I want to be able to get all of my uniforms, spray the starch, and press them quick so I can get on with my life.

    Any ideas that people here have used? Also wondering if there is something that i can use that is like a template to put into the trousers so I can keep the same crease and dont end up with the dreaded railroad tracks. Also hoping to find something similar for a shirt too.

    Maybe this will help more than me!!!:dunno:
     

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  2. EOD3

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    Don't you have a local cleaner that does "everybody's" uniforms (typically at a volume discount) in the area?
     

  3. fuzzyduck

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    Our "local" cleaner is an hour away and charges $4/shirt and $/pair of pants. We only have a total of 7 officers in the area who have uniforms that need pressing, so the business is not very economical. BUT I may be thinking of offering to do it for everyone for a minimal price.
     
  4. SAR

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    Dang... no dry cleaners around? What about regular folks who just need clothes dry cleaned? I guess not...

    I used to have the creases sewn into my class A uniforms. Always creased in the right places that way. Still I had them dry cleaned though. You are better off dry cleaning wool uniforms.
     
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    Back in the days of Olive-Drab fatigues we had a guy that pressed his uniforms by placing them under his mattress at night. We called him "Wet-Willy", you can probably guess why... :ack:
     
  6. CAcop

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    Our academy makes recruits wear poly sewn in crease uniforms until midterms are over. They are probably what I would go for if I lived far away from a dry cleaner. They are wash and wear sort of things. Not very fashionable but they get the job done.
     
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  7. Patchman

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    Where I'm at the Detectives have a lock on running the candy/soda machines in the building. The profits go into a pool that they use to pay for their "uniforms" (suits) dry cleaning bills.

    And the nearest dry cleaner is around the corner.
     
  8. txleapd

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    Our uniforms are wash and wear.... I wish I could still wear a uniform every day. The suit and tie thing gets old quick. Especially in the Texas heat.
     
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