Dry Clean Only Cotton?

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  1. pdial

    pdial Senior member

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    I just picked up a pair of Italian made PRL cotton pants. It says that they are dry clean only. To me, this seems odd for a pair of cotton pants. Are they ok to wash (cold water, gentle cycle, air dry) or should they be dry cleaned as the label says?
     


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    July Well-Known Member

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    I recommend dry cleaning. I have a few pairs of RLPL cotton pants. I hand washed and air dried one of them. It shrunk slightly and the texture/drape hasn't quite been the same since.
     


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    I just picked up a pair of Italian made PRL cotton pants. It says that they are dry clean only. To me, this seems odd for a pair of cotton pants. Are they ok to wash (cold water, gentle cycle, air dry) or should they be dry cleaned as the label says?

    Corduroy is often dry-clean only. I've not found any twill trousers that aren't washable at home.

    I bought a pair of RLPL track pants on B&S a while back. They were marked as dry-clean only [​IMG]
     


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    Bounder Senior member

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    I've seen "Dry Clean Only" cotton pants from BB. On inquiry, BB told me that they had been labeld that way as they had not been treated not to shrink but that they would probably be OK to wash them gently in cold water and then air dry them.
     


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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it depends on the inside waistband. does it look like dress pants or jeans.

    if it has a curtain, thenit needs tobe dry cleaned
     


  6. pdial

    pdial Senior member

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    it depends on the inside waistband. does it look like dress pants or jeans.

    if it has a curtain, thenit needs tobe dry cleaned


    Dry clean it is. Thanks guys.
     


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