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Old December 24 2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Accidentally washed dry clean only

I was in a hurry packing and threw my suit jacket in my laundry bag. Then when I put my clothes in the wash, I didn't notice that I put my suit jacket in as well (yes, I'm an idiot). Anyway, I realized it halfway through the wash cycle.

I pulled it out and left it flat with some towels in the hopes of taking out some water (I don't want to run it through the dry cycle, obviously). Does anyone know what's going to happen or what I should do?
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Old December 24 2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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You might be okay, depending on the material. You'll have to see if it shrunk at all or if the material has been damaged once it's dried. It will probably also lose it's shape a bit.
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Old December 24 2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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What is the fabric?

Leave it laid out flat and change the towels if they become soaked. When it's not dripping, hang it to dry. NO WIRE HANGERS! () When it's dry it will need to be pressed.
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Old December 24 2013, 11:00 PM   #4
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100% wool

My mom suggested wearing it to help it keep its shape. It's wet, but not dripping (I think it's going to take quite awhile to dry).
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Old December 24 2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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I think it might be ok. Just leave it flat so it doesn't stretch and when you hang it make sure it's not too warm so it doesn't shrink.
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Old December 24 2013, 11:14 PM   #6
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Old December 24 2013, 11:17 PM   #7
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urbandefault wrote: View Post
I think it might be ok. Just leave it flat so it doesn't stretch and when you hang it make sure it's not too warm so it doesn't shrink.
If it's damp but not soaked, should I hang it or leave it flat?
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Old December 25 2013, 12:56 AM   #8
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FLAT. Don't even THINK of hanging it up until it's completely dry. Wool is far too heavy a material to hang up even when it's just damp.
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Old December 25 2013, 06:32 AM   #9
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Probably take it TO a dry cleaner after it dries out and have them give it some TLC for you. I've never run the jacket through by accident, but I have washed suit pants by accident. It wasn't a pretty sight when it happened, but dry cleaning seemed to fix it.
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Old December 25 2013, 07:48 AM   #10
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Well, the world hasn't spun off its axis, but I wouldn't tempt fate by removing any tags from your mattress....
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Old December 25 2013, 07:50 AM   #11
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my advice to you is to start drinking heavily.
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Old December 25 2013, 05:44 PM   #12
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^You better listen to him, he's pre-med.
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Old December 25 2013, 06:08 PM   #13
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Probably want to be drinking an 18 yo Laprhoaig instead of Dewar's White Label. This is not a matter to be dealt with by cheap Scotch.
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Old December 25 2013, 09:37 PM   #14
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Maybe I should chuck some wool into the washing machine, I need these kinds of reasons!
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Old December 25 2013, 09:42 PM   #15
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You never need an excuse to drink good whiskey.

Crisis (I think) averted. It looks mostly the same. It might have shrunk a bit under the armpits, it's hard to say for sure, but it looks about the same.
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