Earlier today I accidentally spilled some ice cream on my suit trousers. It's nothing major, fortunately - only about three streaks of stains.
I resolved to get it dry cleaned as quickly as possible so as to not have the risk of the stain setting in permanently, so I dropped by a nearby dry cleaner that I've used before. I was told to bring it in tomorrow morning and it would be ready in the afternoon.
My only concern is about color fade. I asked the person if dry cleaning would fade the color of my trousers, to which she replied that it was advisable to send both pieces of my suit in.
Now, I don't really want to do this - since my jacket isn't stained and I don't want to risk having the lapels being pressed too hard till they lose their roll. But I don't want the trousers looking different from the jacket either.
My suit is blue - not a dark, navy blue but rather a brighter blue color. It's made from a S130s wool fabric. This picture depicts the color the best: http://cdn.styleforum.net/3/3f/1000x500px-LL-3fa16e83_4291176227_47bf77df47_o.jpeg
My question is, does dry cleaning just once fade the color of suits? I've never had this suit dry cleaned before - it's relatively new. I believe their method to be the conventional "perc" method, not some of the "greener" methods I've read about before. A Google search yields mixed results - some say that they do cause color to fade, some say that they can, but usually don't, and some say they don't. Do you think I should have both pieces dry cleaned instead of just the trousers?