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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by T900
even on summer days? from where i am from, it is summer all year round. so wondering if i can follow what you guys are doing i.e. clean only when it is noticably dirty. i do refrain from bringing it to the cleaners though; you should have seen how they treat your stuff.
one thing to note is that most of us have lots of slacks, we don't wear any particular pair too often. I usually dry clean a couple times a year. I'm pretty sensitive to smell, even my own, but I'm paranoid of being the smelly one. Also, I fear they're stained, unnoticed. I don't have a particular timeline, I just have them cleaned when I can't remember the last time I cleaned them.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Renault78law
one thing to note is that most of us have lots of slacks, we don't wear any particular pair too often. I usually dry clean a couple times a year. I'm pretty sensitive to smell, even my own, but I'm paranoid of being the smelly one. Also, I fear they're stained, unnoticed. I don't have a particular timeline, I just have them cleaned when I can't remember the last time I cleaned them.


nasty...this is probably the wrong group to listen to. I think (for pricey things) you'll know when to dry clean them. Main point is, if going out or you think they may get dirty, dress in your non pricey clothes. Otherwise, if you wear them often, around once a month. If you have a large choice of suits and seperates you can add more time in between
post #18 of 27
I never have dress trousers get smelly. It's not like I run 10K in them. I dry clean when they get stained and at most once a year, before off-season storage.
post #19 of 27
Steve Boorstein writes that suit pants are dry-cleaned about three times as often as suit jackets. It appears that he agrees with the practice. He explicitly states that it's worth considering an extra pair of suit pants. You can infer from that advice how often to dry-clean odd trousers.
post #20 of 27
Wouldn't this fade them noticeably relative to the suit jacket? I can't imagine wool is totally, completely colorfast in dry cleaning 3 times as often as jackets.

Anyone do this?
post #21 of 27
I ALWAYS dry clean the jacket and pants together. Cleaning pants three times more than coats will result in color differences - especially with dark suits.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
Steve Boorstein writes that suit pants are dry-cleaned about three times as often as suit jackets. It appears that he agrees with the practice. He explicitly states that it's worth considering an extra pair of suit pants. You can infer from that advice how often to dry-clean odd trousers.
He owns a dry cleaning business. What do you expect him to say?
post #23 of 27
i dont even wait till they look or smell dirty.
just like my tshirts or jeans that touch directly at my skin (especially during warmer days) i have them washed all the time just because perspiration and sloughing of skin cells and dust in the air accumulates and i like to look and smell clean, because i dont use any cologne to cover any smells up.


same with odd trousers, since the trousers directly touch my leg skin and i am working and warm day and perspiring (meaning not noticeable perspiration, you can still perspire over course of a day, lose water and oils you just dont notice) that all accumulates and if i wear trousers that just became noticeably dirty or smelly , that means ive been wearing them on the verge of dirtiness.
i usually judge after a 6-7 wearings of a dress trouser i would go ahead and send them to the cleaners.
less frequent during the fall and winter seasons.
post #24 of 27
I air out my clothes and spot clean them as necessary. Also, I steam when needed. I have found dry cleaning to be very harsh and I try to avoid it.
post #25 of 27
I religiously steam my slacks immediately after every wearing. I have both a Rowenta commercial hand steamer and the Whirlpool cabinet steamer.

With that care and my rotation (50 pair of odd slacks that are seldom worn), my slacks may never need cleaning unless I spill something on them.

Perry
post #26 of 27
I NEVER wash my nudie jeans. Wait... wrong forum, sorry.

!luc
post #27 of 27
When you take a suit to be cleaned, don't assume that the jacket will be drycleaned.

Boorstein mostly skirts the issue of fading, although he admits it happens. Black is the color most prone to fading, but (let's not start a debate) black shouldn't be worn regularly for typical business. The likelihood of fading is affected by the method of drycleaning. Very likely most suits would wear out in other ways before jacket-pants color differences become obvious.
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