How often do you clean your Wool pants

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  1. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    Because taking wool pants to the dry cleaners shortens the pants lifespan, how often do you clean your wool pants? Isn't it gross to wear them many times between washes? [​IMG]
     


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  3. EuropeanInterloper Redux

    EuropeanInterloper Redux Well-Known Member

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    As infrequently as possible. If they smell or have visible stains, they get dry cleaned. Otherwise, it's a good brush, airing-out, and when necessary, steam press.
    I'm also a strong advocate of the two pants for each jacket policy, because my jackets never wear as quickly as my pants (the jacket comes off the second I reach the office, the pants, unfortunately, have to stay on for the day..)

    EI
     


  4. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    You're supposed to clean them....?
     


  5. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Wear as infrequent as possible (having >50 pairs help)
    Avoid dry cleaning like the plaque unless there is obvious stain
    Brush and steam press does the trick for me.
     


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    JayJay Senior member

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    I dry clean mine as infrequently as possible during the season, and once at the end of the season before storage for summer.
     


  7. UserNameToronto

    UserNameToronto Senior member

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    No one has been able to give a quant answer yet.

    3 wears? 10 wears? 30 wears?
     


  8. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    How about

    ONLY WHEN VISIBLY DIRTY LIKE WITH A STAIN
     


  9. lateralex

    lateralex Well-Known Member

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    Brush and steam press does the trick for me.

    What kind of brush?
     


  10. Willsw

    Willsw Senior member

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    Step 1: Treat them like raw denim.

    Step 2: Go start a thread in SW&D about how often to wash raw denim.

    (Step 3: ???????)


    Step 3: Find happiness in your appropriately washed pants.
     


  11. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    Step 1: Treat them like raw denim. Step 2: Go start a thread in SW&D about how often to wash raw denim. (Step 3: ???????) Step 3: Find happiness in your appropriately washed pants.
    Where does the profit come in? Still though, the SW&D boys will not appreciate this.
     


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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    What kind of brush?

    Cloth brush.

    Try Google "Kent brush"
     


  13. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    I have them cleaned if they smell funny which isn't very often
     


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    Cloth brush.

    Try Google "Kent brush"


    Thanks
     


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    How do we remove the wrinkles that appear after 4 or 5 wears? What about if you get caught in a downpour?

    Simply get the pants (and suit) pressed as opposed to cleaned?
     


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