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Shrinking cashmere sweater (safely)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rjsphd, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. rjsphd

    rjsphd Senior member

    Mar 18, 2004
    I have an older cashmere sweater that is great quality--no pilling, soft--but has stretched out because of the loose weave. I would be much happier if it was a size smaller all around. If I put it in hot water will it felt up or just contract? What is the best way to shrink it and maintain its look?
  2. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

    Oct 20, 2004
    A very skilled dry cleaner or tailor who knows how to steam and hand press a sweater could probably do what you have in mind.

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