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How often do you clean your Wool pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by justsayno, Oct 8, 2008.

  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]
     
  2. Bird's One View

    Bird's One View Senior member

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    Depends how much I piss on them.
     
  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....?
     
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    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.
     
  6. JayJay

    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.
     
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    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.
     
  12. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    What kind of brush?

    Cloth brush.

    Try Google "Kent brush"
     
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    Joffrey Senior member

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

    lateralex Well-Known Member

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    Cloth brush.

    Try Google "Kent brush"


    Thanks
     
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    sonvolt10 Well-Known Member

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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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    KObalto Senior member

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    How do we remove the wrinkles that appear after 4 or 5 wears?

    This is where steaming comes into play.
     
  17. Jacksdad

    Jacksdad Senior member

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    I only clean them if they are soiled. Other than that a little spot cleaning should increase the life span.
     
  18. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    I was informed by the god's of SF that steaming strips away or simply obliterates the natural oils in wool, resulting in an unnatural shine.

    This is where steaming comes into play.
     
  19. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    Do you store your wool slacks in the freezer?

    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.
     
  20. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was informed by the god's of SF that steaming strips away or simply obliterates the natural oils in wool, resulting in an unnatural shine.

    That would be incorrect.
     

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