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How do you instruct the dry cleaners on specific methods?

cldpsu

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I want to take my denim to get dry cleaned because i want to have them clean and avoid any fading, etc(i like solid color) but i am worried they will iron my honeycombs and do some other crazy stuff. Have you had bad experiences?
 

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If you insist on having them dry cleaned, you might ask some local denim store which dry cleaner they recommend.
 

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I'll eventually have to have my Lees dry cleaned as well and would like to know if there are any surefire ways to let dry cleaners not only not iron out the jeans, but to put it with the dry cleaning stuff (I heard on the other sf that they might just put it through regular washing if left to their discretion).
 

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Just tell them? If you don't want them ironed, tell them not to iron them.

Be explicit that you want them dry cleaned, not washed.

Tell them everything they need to know so they won't have to make assumptions. If they still screw up, then it probably wasn't a communication issue :p
 

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Yeah just make you specify that you don't want them pressed.
 

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Bummer; forgot about the all caps filter thing...
 

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I had thought about that, of course, but it seemed like it would be an issue if someone had to post. And then of course, the neurotic/paranoiac in me kicked in...
 

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Originally Posted by ang_kangkong
I had thought about that, of course, but it seemed like it would be an issue if someone had to post. And then of course, the neurotic/paranoiac in me kicked in...
You could always safety-pin a reminder note through the belt-loops if that will assuage your paranoia.
 

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Putting your instructions in the form of a clever limerick might work, or a rap if you're, you know, into that.
 

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I've found most dry cleaners incompetent and usually you have no choice but to leave it in their hands. The one I go to most often is a bit of a mystery. So far things have been pretty good but the machines are not even on site. It's just a counter operation and tehy send my clothes to who knows where! The only mistake they've made so far is they, or the actual dry cleaners, cut off my 5EP red threads. WTF!
 

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get one of those large cardboard tags with strings on it.
write on it with permanent marker "clean only do not press or iron".
tie the strings on a belt loop. insist that the tag not be removed.
go only to a cleaner that has the work done in the back.
you will be charged the regular clean and press price.
 

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Originally Posted by wild style
Yeah just make you specify that you don't want them pressed.
You can specify all you want but they invariably press it.
 

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