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How to wash fine linen pants

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I got a new pair of linen pants made with W Bill linen. The tailor said it's a bit delicate so ideally, they should be hand washed or at least washed cold in the washer with a laundry bag. They were already prewashed so won't shrink, but the linen is delicate enough to be damaged. How would you wash these? Would linen shirts get similar treatment?
post #2 of 13
Dry clean if they are that fragile.
post #3 of 13

It seems the tailor's instructions are pretty clear. What more are you asking?

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Does anyone here have experience with this type of linen? Tailor's not sure.
post #5 of 13
Linen isn't fragile at all.
And become nicer and better with age, wrinkles and fades, so don't worrry.

Handwash in cold water and hang dry is always the best choice.
post #6 of 13

What is the fabric weight of the linen pants?

post #7 of 13

Here's how you wash linen trousers: getting your car (remembering to bring the trousers with you). Drive to a dry cleaner. Ask the dry cleaner to dry clean the trousers. Pick them up a few days later.

post #8 of 13

How do you plan to press them after washing them? 

You may be surprised how difficult this will be.

 

The issue with washing tailored trousers is that pocketing, curtain and interlinings all respond to washing in different ways. Even the thread could shrink and create puckering on every seam.

 

If the thread or any of the other materials in the waistband construction or the curtain and pocketing shrinks, you may not be able to restore the trouser to the original state. 

 

If you and your tailor calculated the shrinkage of the various fabrics and adjusted the construction for home washing, then carry on.

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Linen pre-washed, heavier than 10oz.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

Here's how you wash linen trousers: getting your car (remembering to bring the trousers with you). Drive to a dry cleaner. Ask the dry cleaner to dry clean the trousers. Pick them up a few days later.

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I live in the city and do not have a car. Am confused! HELPZ!!!
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post

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I live in the city and do not have a car. Am confused! HELPZ!!!

  1. use a bus/tram/train or walk
  2. following the instructions or
  3. dry clean if you believe them to be fragile in some odd way.


All seems to be a bit of a fuss about nothing.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post


puzzled.gif

I live in the city and do not have a car. Am confused! HELPZ!!!


Can't help you, man.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

  1. use a bus/tram/train or walk
  2. following the instructions or
  3. dry clean if you believe them to be fragile in some odd way.


All seems to be a bit of a fuss about nothing.

Hence the snark, my friend. cheers.gif
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