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tinyfaery's avatar

Is it okay to dry-clean clothes that do not require it?

Asked by tinyfaery (41740points) February 23rd, 2009

I have a pair of nice pants that don’t specify the need for dry-cleaning. Is it okay to dry-clean them? I’m nervous about washing them because I have other clothes of similar fabric and quality and they do require dry-cleaning. It won’t ruin the pants, will it? Plus, I don’t trust the gentle cycle at my local laundromat.

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eponymoushipster's avatar

Yeap. you can dry clean just about anything (except leather). We used to use the dry cleaning machine when we’d have a chap stick load in regular washings, like on khakis and or jeans.

just specify to your cleaner you want dry clean and not laundering on an item.

Mr_M's avatar

I do that all the time with my pants and jeans. They’re machine washable yet I have the dry cleaners do it.

chelseababyy's avatar

Yes yes yes.

tennesseejac's avatar

Im wearing a shirt right now that is “Dry Clean Only”
which means its dirty

tinyfaery's avatar

ha ha ha…I actually have another dry-cleaning related question…

galileogirl's avatar

If you have a reliable dry cleaner, check with him. Most cleaners launder too so you might want them laundered professionally instead of throwing them in your machine with a variety of pieces

Likeradar's avatar

@Mr_M Hum, never considered dry cleaning jeans. What’s the benefit?

Mr_M's avatar

I like my dress jeans to be pressed and I don’t want to do it myself.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Mr_M not with a crease, right?

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