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Caring for flannel?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
how does one care for flannel (i.e. trousers)? My grey flannel trousers seem to be wearing a little in the seat, almost like pilling of cashmere. I do press trousers after letting them rest a few hours after wear in the ol corby 4400 before hanging them back up, and give them a quick brush now and then.
post #2 of 6
Foxx: Not sure if you can prevent wear in the seat...What make are the trousers?
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Zanella....I guess i wear them quite a bit for work, with a blazer, etc.
post #4 of 6
Foxx: Flannel is not going to be as durable as other wool weaves since it's a twill weave napped (brushed) on both sides. And I've got to get in a little history: The word Flannel is derived from the Welsh "gwalnen" meaning woolen cloth. A dry cleaner can remove the pills, but wear and the eventual hole are inevitable. Andy
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huh. I was hoping flannel would be one of those longer-lasting garments. What sort of cloth (in suits, let's say) would give the most years of service, would you say?
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Just cause the fabric is a bit smoother at the seat, or at the tops of the legs doesn't mean they are ruined. It just adds character - wear em proudly.
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