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Question on cleaning wooden toggles

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ang_kangkong, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. ang_kangkong

    ang_kangkong Senior Member

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    I have a toggle coat, and the toggles are made of what looks like wood, with varnish, attached to the coat with rope, or what looks like rope. Do I just send it off to the dry cleaners, or is there a special thing I should do to keep the wood from damage. I think I read I should wrap them in something, but I can't remember what.
     


  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    Have the cleaner remove the wood before cleaning then have them sewn back on. You may have to look for a dry cleaning service that will do that for you.
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I agree with KB. A good drycleaner will remove MOP buttons from a sportcat as well. It costs you extra, but it's better than a broken button.
     


  4. ang_kangkong

    ang_kangkong Senior Member

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    Wow, didn't even see that one coming.

    Anybody know a dry cleaning place that does that in NY?
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I'm not sure about toggles, but on some wood or unusual buttons I've seen them covered with foil before cleaning. The cleaner will do that on his own if it's necessary. I think it would be best to remove them, though.
     


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    Wow, didn't even see that one coming.

    Anybody know a dry cleaning place that does that in NY?


    Where are you? Downtown, Chris French & Meurice have good reputations....
     


  7. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Meurice is good, but can be excruciatingly expensive. They wanted something like $75 to dryclean a cotton dress of my wifes (which cost $100). Took it to the regular cleaner, and they did the job for less than $10.

    Also, when they removed the buttons on a sportcoat of mine to dryclean it after a stain, they did a terrible job attaching them. They fixed it when I asked, but still.
     


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    I work around 17th Street. But I think anywhere in Manhattan is doable. I just don't want to be disappointed when I get it back.
     


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