Originally Posted by Darkadious
how often do you guys buy shirts with stains/marks on them? if you do, how do you get them out? i've mostly left shirts behind that looked like they were stained, but i grabbed a marked shirt recently just to see if it would come out in a wash and to my surprise, it did.
i left this behind, because of the damage. where do you guys draw the line on damage? would someone be interested in a jacket like this? it looked dated, but i'm still learning.
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Welcome. You've already taken the initiative to begin reading, so thanks very much for that.
Answering your first question, for shirts, most of us use this method, referred to here simply as "The Method." http://putthison.com/post/441812762/cleaningshirts
I am in the process of experimenting to find a similar method for cleaning the lining on wool trou without damaging the wool. I have several permutations, and simply not enough time at the moment to run the actual experiment. Stay tuned.
As to the Brioni, most holes can be rewoven. But that's not cheap, and you need a specialized service. (Fabric Reweavers USA is one such service. There's one in LA, too). A hole in that area, right next to the faux button hole, will be particularly troublesome. Also, if that's a solid gray or pinstripe jacket with no pants (aka, an orphan), it's almost certainly not worth it.
Thanks again for doing your homework.