Hand washing an English show jacket?

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    06-23-2011, 10:18 PM
Hand washing an English show jacket?

Sorry if there has already been a thread about this, I'm kinda short on time and didn't have a chance to look.

Can I wash my 98% wool, 2%lycra show jacket by hand? I kinda have a show that's popped up on me, and there is no way it will be done by the cleaners in time, it's kind of wrinkled too, so if anyone knows what I can do about that lemme know. The show jacket I was PLANNING on wearing, ya know, the one that's clean, is way to big for me now (yay!) so I have to use the one that's been too small for the past 3 years, and even it is a little big, but I'll have to make do. Thanks everyone!
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    06-23-2011, 10:49 PM
Green Broke
You might be better off spot cleaning it with a damp cloth, and hanging the jacket in the bathroom while you have a nice hot steamy shower.
    06-23-2011, 11:49 PM

VelvetsAB, does the shower tip shrink the jacket at all? If I even gained a pound or it shrunk my hunt jacket's buttons would probably ping off and take someones eye out.

Cosmomomo, good job on the weight loss:) It feels so good when the skinny clothes fit!
    06-23-2011, 11:56 PM
I would spot clean and iron it.
    06-23-2011, 11:57 PM
Spot cleaning and hanging near the shower should work pretty well. If not, pull the wrinkles while puffing with steam about 4-6" away from the material.

The wrinkle release spray works pretty well and it smells fab.
    06-24-2011, 12:21 AM
Green Broke
Well, you aren't actually putting the jacket IN the shower, but hanging it on the back of the door, so that the shower steam affects it. Cheaper then using a steam vacuum thingy. You would have to take a super long hot shower for the jacket to get drenched enough that it would shrink it. Haha.
    06-24-2011, 12:28 AM
I tried the shower thing, but it didnt do much as far as wrinkles. I might have to put the shower on as hot as possible and leave it in there for a while.. Would spritzing it with some water from a spray bottle and then sticking it in the dryer on low for a few mins do the trick? I'm not really worried about it shrinking, I just don't want to majorly damage the fabric. I don't plan on selling it, and it was a cheapo one anyway. Plus, ill be purchasing a new one a.s.a.p. I'll let you guys know how it goes if that's what I decide to do lol :P
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    06-24-2011, 12:29 AM
Oh, and thanks writer23! It does feel good when your skinny clothes fit again :)
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    06-24-2011, 04:00 PM
Green Broke
Yikes, I would not hand wash it or put it in the dryer!! I agree, some kind of steaming to get the wrinkles out (or even Downy Wrinkle Releaser) and spot cleaning if needed. I show in my coat all the time without a cleaning inbetween shows... ;)
    06-24-2011, 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by corinowalk    
The wrinkle release spray works pretty well and it smells fab.
I second this.

I do not know how they work but they sure work.

Miracle in a spray bottle.

Many dry cleaners offer over night service. Some even offer same day service. Obviously all for an extra fee.

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