Originally Posted by Get Smart
anyone actually wash his 551Zs?
on oipolloi's site it says you should dry clean only since the fabric is shrink to fit but in doing so it will fuck up the zipper and it will be all jacked up?
I can't speak for the 551Zs, but I owned a pair of Samurai 505s before and they had a zipper with unsanforized and after I soaked/washed them the zipper still worked fine. It just may not zip as fast as it did because you start to get a little curving of the zipper teeth along the fabric.