Accidentally washed dry clean only

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Alidar Jarok, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    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?
     
  2. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2005
    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.
     
  3. urbandefault

    urbandefault Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Location:
    Lemon Wacky Hello
    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.
     
  4. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    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).
     
  5. urbandefault

    urbandefault Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Location:
    Lemon Wacky Hello
    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.
     
  6. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    You're fucked.

    :lol:
     
  7. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    If it's damp but not soaked, should I hang it or leave it flat?
     
  8. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    geeking out
    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.
     
  9. Maestro

    Maestro Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Location:
    Maestro
    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.
     
  10. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Clean Old Mod Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2002
    Location:
    Somewhere in Connecticut
    Well, the world hasn't spun off its axis, but I wouldn't tempt fate by removing any tags from your mattress....
     
  11. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    my advice to you is to start drinking heavily.
     
  12. SmoothieX

    SmoothieX Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    ^You better listen to him, he's pre-med.
     
  13. Maestro

    Maestro Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Location:
    Maestro
    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.
     
  14. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    Maybe I should chuck some wool into the washing machine, I need these kinds of reasons!
     
  15. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    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.
     
  16. Green Shirt

    Green Shirt Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    U.S.S. Enterprise, Starship Class
    Just shave your pit hair and everything'll be okey-dokey