Caring for flannel?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    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.
     
  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Foxx:

    Not sure if you can prevent wear in the seat...What make are the trousers?
     
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    The_Foxx Senior member

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    Zanella....I guess i wear them quite a bit for work, with a blazer, etc.
     
  4. AskAndyAboutClothes

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    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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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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