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How to clean velvet blazer?

post #1 of 11
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I recently got caught in a down pour in a velvet blazer. When I got home I hung it up to dry but now it has rain drop looking marks on it. Any idea how to get these out?
post #2 of 11
Ah, my friend, the news is not good.

I wore a pair of velvet trousers the other day that a rather clumsy waiter managed to anoint with some sparkling water. Not much, but enough to leave marks. I took it to the dry cleaners today and the lady behind the counter pursed her lips and said once it had got wet and the nap flattened, it was difficult to recover.

She said she'd try her best after dry cleaning by using a proper velvet brush to restore the nap, but she wasn't optimistic.
post #3 of 11
Would a brush like those used on suede shoes be able to store the nap.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by laxnate
I recently got caught in a down pour in a velvet blazer. When I got home I hung it up to dry but now it has rain drop looking marks on it. Any idea how to get these out?
A few spots may be reparable. Any more than that and you might as well toss it in the washing machine. At least you'll have a cool looking washed velvet blazer. rss: I don't believe so.
post #5 of 11
Try a little hair dryer on the damaged parts. On my velvet clothes, it makes them "spring up" again. !luc
post #6 of 11
A good, tailor's brush might help . . . you may want to toss the jacket into your dryer on air fluff, for an hour . . . see what happens. Cover the buttons, first. When I'm caught in the rain, minus an umbrella . . . I turn the jacket inside out.
post #7 of 11

I wasn't aware that velvet was so sensitive to water..

What would you wear a burgundy velvet jacket with?

Also would anyone have any idea where I could buy velvet trousers online? I googled it but didn't find anything..


LL
post #8 of 11
Good News!

I got my velvet trousers back from the cleaners today and they are (almost) back to new. One tiny spot remains but nearly all the rest of the nap was restorable.

It required a fair bit of brushing with the special velvet brush though, apparently!

So I suggest to the OP that a good dry cleaning and brushing is in order. Don't give up hope completely!
post #9 of 11
I'm happy for you, Holdfast! I have an excellent tailor's brush, that's quite good on velvet. It has metallic 'bristles.' Available at Vermont Country Store. Marvelous for all, nappy garments.

post #10 of 11
I found a low cost black velour blazer at Burlington Coat factory a few years ago made by "Machine" clothing. I bought two at the low price of $30 each, US. One has a small crest over the breast pocket area. Nice fit and it's cool that the sleeves are a touch longer than average which is perfect for me. I regard this as a casual wear item and like wearing them with jeans (currently Levis authentics, low rise boot cut, also cheap but look good). Paired with some pointy toed cowboy slip ons or my shiny Skecher Regulators and I'm set. Satin shirts look good for contrast with the velour, black is nice, as is silver. guess the best thing would be to carry a plastic bag big enough to hold the jacket in case of rain.
post #11 of 11
Like the OP I recently got some rain on my Emporio Armani velvet blazer. Little rain dots ALL over it. I took it to the cleaner, got it back and the dots where still on them. I took the jacket back, and explaned that I would very much appreciate them to take more care of my 1200$ jacket, I also got it back with a button missing. Im going to pick it up tomorrow, we will see what happens...seeing that "laxnate" did not respond with a positive message I will take it my situation is quite dire.
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