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Old April 28 2013, 06:37 PM   #16
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

There probably were people just that stupid.

Man, that thing has as many explosions as a Michael Bay movie...
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Old April 28 2013, 06:54 PM   #17
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

Probably less than a year ago, I took all of my husband's shirts and suits in for a cleaning. It was actually not that expensive. I don't take my clothes in for dry cleaning, only Indian outfits occasionally.
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Old April 28 2013, 08:28 PM   #18
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

Last October I think. I had my summer suits and jackets dry-cleaned before putting them away for the winter. I haven't dry-cleaned my winter suits and blazers yet, the weather is still crazy.

Sometimes I think about dry-cleaning my shirts, but then the hassle of taking them out and picking them up later seems to be more than just washing and ironing them myself.
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Old April 28 2013, 09:01 PM   #19
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I don't own any dry clean items anymore.

Though I read somewhere, long ago, that it makes velour Starfleet uniforms shrink.
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Old April 28 2013, 11:06 PM   #20
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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Last October I think. I had my summer suits and jackets dry-cleaned before putting them away for the winter. I haven't dry-cleaned my winter suits and blazers yet, the weather is still crazy.

Sometimes I think about dry-cleaning my shirts, but then the hassle of taking them out and picking them up later seems to be more than just washing and ironing them myself.
Summer suits ? Winter suits ? Blazers ?

I don't understand - when are an Iron Maiden T-shirt and jeans not acceptable ?

I actually do own a suit - I've worn it to work once to surprise them, to one wedding (I was best man) and to three funerals, none of which were mine...
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Old April 28 2013, 11:16 PM   #21
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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I have winter coats and sweaters that are dry-clean only, and window drapes that are dry-clean only. I've hand washed all of them in the wettest water I could find and they're all fine.
Same here. I do a lot of hand washing as I'm a knitter, and I'd much rather take the time to wash items myself than trust them to anyone else (especially my husband, who's a master at shrinking my size 16 hand knits to a size that wouldn't fit the cats). The only item in the house I can think of that truly needs dry cleaning is my husband's suit, which he wears to weddings and funerals. In the past few years we've been to one wedding and one funeral, so the suit is yet to be dry cleaned.

Personally I'd never take shirts in to be dry cleaned. Ironing is compatible with so many other activities (telly, radio, audio books, chatting with my husband/kids) that I can't justify spending money on something I can do myself. I'm fussy about my laundry, so I iron a lot, though it's not something I really enjoy. I'm just anal and can't stand wrinkled or creased clothing.
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Old April 28 2013, 11:52 PM   #22
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

Several years ago. I have designer suits that I never wear any more. They are in my closet in the dry cleaner plastic hanging bags from last time. Like others have said, I have not been to any funerals or weddings in years. These days I'm more a polo shirt & dockers/jeans guy.
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Old April 29 2013, 12:56 AM   #23
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

Um...the day after high school Prom, I think? Before I returned my rental tux.

That is the only time I have ever dry-cleaned anything.
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Old April 29 2013, 12:59 AM   #24
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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Summer suits ? Winter suits ? Blazers ?

I don't understand - when are an Iron Maiden T-shirt and jeans not acceptable ?
Never... if you are 20.
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Old April 29 2013, 01:04 AM   #25
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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Summer suits ? Winter suits ? Blazers ?

I don't understand - when are an Iron Maiden T-shirt and jeans not acceptable ?
Never... if you are 20.
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Old April 29 2013, 02:30 AM   #26
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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Last October I think. I had my summer suits and jackets dry-cleaned before putting them away for the winter. I haven't dry-cleaned my winter suits and blazers yet, the weather is still crazy.
Summer suits ? Winter suits ? Blazers ?
Remember, folks, he's Italian.
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Old April 29 2013, 02:31 AM   #27
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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Last October I think. I had my summer suits and jackets dry-cleaned before putting them away for the winter. I haven't dry-cleaned my winter suits and blazers yet, the weather is still crazy.
Summer suits ? Winter suits ? Blazers ?
Remember, folks, he's Italian.
Indeed.

Suits? If I'm not at a wedding or a funeral, why on earth would I wear a suit?

RoJoHen - wears shorts to work.
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Old April 29 2013, 04:05 AM   #28
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I use the dry cleaners often for Dress Uniforms and Mess Dress.
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Old April 29 2013, 08:34 AM   #29
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Suits? If I'm not at a wedding or a funeral, why on earth would I wear a suit?
Because it looks good. What other reason do you need?
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Old April 29 2013, 08:49 AM   #30
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I sadly spend a frakkin' fortune on dry cleaning. To the extent I'm on first name terms with them, know their entire family history and secrets, and do Xmas gift. But I do get first class service and very generous discount in return
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