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loundering linen pants?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jamesbond, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. jamesbond

    jamesbond Senior member

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    just bought a pair of linen RL pants today. they say there are made in italy on the inside and costs PL price but they arent PL are these better or worse quality then the PL? and whats the best way to lounder them (dry cleaners, etc) do they shrink at all? thanks.
     
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    alchimiste Senior member

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    Linen tends to be unstable. If it's not been pre-shrunk it could shrink quite a bit. Randomly.
     
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    Stu Senior member

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    They say you can wash linen, and I have done so on cheap linen shirts. I wouldn't do it to my RLPL long sleeve linen shirt I just bought though. I would dry clean only if I were you.
     
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    I wash my linen shirts in the laundry machine myself, and I have never fonud that to be a problem. Admittedly, all pf my linen shirts are pretty high quality stuff, so I am not sure how cheaper garments would fair. I used to send my linen to the dry cleaners, but I found 1) that it would come back rougher than when I sent it out, and 2) if you get someone who irons it without using a piece of cloth between the iron and the shirt that the shirt can take on a "sheen," which doesn't look good.
     
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    Wash cold on delicate cycle and line dry or dry laying flat. That's what I do with anything I feel is very delicate/fragile and it works pretty well.
     

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