Was this wool suit washed?

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  1. tennesseean_87

    tennesseean_87 Active Member

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    I found this Golden Fleece suit at a Goodwill. It is very wrinkled and seems to fit funny--the armholes seem especially tight. The pants are short, tight in the thighs, but loose in the waist. It's very wrinkled all over.

    These pics may show some of the damage.
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    The arm holes look wrinkled along the bottom of the seam.

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    The interior pockets have a similar wrinkled look.

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    Also, the back of the collar doesn't seem to roll properly. maybe this is because the whole thing needs a good pressing, but I'm not sure.

    Did I waste a few bucks? Should I take it to a cleaner for a pressing?
     


  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    It looks like someone put this in the washing machine. Toss it.
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    It looks like someone put this in the washing machine. Toss it.
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  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The lining on the armhole is normal to have fullness like that. The inside pockets are just showing age. The jacket is on a terrible hanger and not on the hanger properly. The back yoke has stretched and the collar is short and rises up. can be fixed.
     


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    ALFAMALE Senior member

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    looks like its been thru a few washes...
     


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    Klobber Senior member

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    It looks like someone put this in the washing machine. Toss it.

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  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Looks like it has seen far better days.
     


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  9. stubloom

    stubloom Senior member

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    The suit jacket has been washed (or wet cleaned).

    The telltale sign? The felt under the collar has shrunk causing the outer collar fabric to contract and pucker.

    A good dry cleaner should be able to restore the texture, lustre and shape to the garment. Expect to pay $40 to $50 to have it done right. The only remaining question to be answered is this: Is a thrifted suit that has been washed (or wet cleaned) worth that additional investment? And will you need to spend even more thereafter in tailoring services to achieve the right fit? That's because the probability that a thrifted suit will fit you perfectly is close to zero.
     


  10. tennesseean_87

    tennesseean_87 Active Member

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    Thanks for all the help! I won't be keeping it.
     


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