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Was this wool suit washed?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I found this Golden Fleece suit at a Goodwill. It is very wrinkled and seems to fit funny--the armholes seem especially tight. The pants are short, tight in the thighs, but loose in the waist. It's very wrinkled all over.

These pics may show some of the damage.

The arm holes look wrinkled along the bottom of the seam.


The interior pockets have a similar wrinkled look.


Also, the back of the collar doesn't seem to roll properly. maybe this is because the whole thing needs a good pressing, but I'm not sure.

Did I waste a few bucks? Should I take it to a cleaner for a pressing?
post #2 of 10
It looks like someone put this in the washing machine. Toss it.
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
It looks like someone put this in the washing machine. Toss it.
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post #4 of 10
The lining on the armhole is normal to have fullness like that. The inside pockets are just showing age. The jacket is on a terrible hanger and not on the hanger properly. The back yoke has stretched and the collar is short and rises up. can be fixed.
post #5 of 10
looks like its been thru a few washes...
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
It looks like someone put this in the washing machine. Toss it.

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post #7 of 10
Looks like it has seen far better days.
post #8 of 10
Burn it.
post #9 of 10
The suit jacket has been washed (or wet cleaned). The telltale sign? The felt under the collar has shrunk causing the outer collar fabric to contract and pucker. A good dry cleaner should be able to restore the texture, lustre and shape to the garment. Expect to pay $40 to $50 to have it done right. The only remaining question to be answered is this: Is a thrifted suit that has been washed (or wet cleaned) worth that additional investment? And will you need to spend even more thereafter in tailoring services to achieve the right fit? That's because the probability that a thrifted suit will fit you perfectly is close to zero.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the help! I won't be keeping it.
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