Thanks in advance!
Edited by Twotone - 1/5/13 at 9:33am
In my experience, the only clothes that "benefit" from dry cleaning are those that simply cannot be washed, like suits and wool pants.
As saiyar1 and bwp also mentioned, a good detergent, a delicate cycle, and hang drying is good enough for almost everything you could own, and is in fact less hard on the fabric than dry cleaning. Chinos, if hang dried, need little or no ironing, which also helps extend their life.