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Moleskin trouser question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    A little while back, I bought a pair of unfinished cotton moleskin trousers.  Should I wash and tumble dry the trousers once (or more than once) before bringing them to my tailor for hemming?  I'm sure the answer to this question is obvious, but I wanted to be certain.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Yes. At least, I would, and do.
     
  3. thc

    thc Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I never knew you were supposed to do this with moleskin trousers. What does this do?
     
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    Everything made from cotton is going to shrink in the first few washes - maybe a little, maybe a lot. Better to shrink them to their 'real' size before you have them hemmed, than cut off the ends, and have them later shrink into 'high-water' trousers... Um, unless the other gentlemen are referring to some other property of moleskin, which has completely eluded me. In that case, ignore everything I've just said... [​IMG] Nick.
     

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