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Zegna khakis -- dry clean only?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fatherseanfan, May 3, 2006.

  1. fatherseanfan

    fatherseanfan Senior member

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    The label on my new pair of Zegna "Z" khakis says dry clean only. In perusing the archives I noticed a lot of people think cleaning labels are meaningless. Why would 100% cotton have to be dry cleaned? Before I put them in the machine I just wanted to check to see if people think this will be OK for these pants.
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    The label on my new pair of Zegna "Z" khakis says dry clean only. In perusing the archives I noticed a lot of people think cleaning labels are meaningless. Why would 100% cotton have to be dry cleaned? Before I put them in the machine I just wanted to check to see if people think this will be OK for these pants.
    Cotton can shrink. I remember someone mentioning ignoring a similar label and shrinking a pair of Prada (I think) cotton pants in the washer.

    Another thing to watch out for is that you don't let them go through a hard spin cycle, as that will press longitudinal creases in the legs and they can be a real pain to get out.
     
  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I think that was RJMan, and I think the pants had some artificial material in them, but I could be wrong.
     
  4. hughjoen

    hughjoen Active Member

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    aside from possible shrikage, it will loose its shape and possible fading. the highend cotton khakis are constructed differently, so dry clean is required.
     
  5. Fritz

    Fritz Senior member

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    I have a pair of Zegna cotton khakis that I put in the washing machine. The guy in the Zegna store said that I could that, and I did so at least a dozen times without any problem.
     

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