I have a lovely showmanship jacket that is black polyester material on the bottom with soft lambskin at the cuffs, shoulders, collar, etc. with rim-set crystals. Just got back from a show where it was so hot and even though I took it off as soon as possible, the top has some serious stinkage of the armpits.
Has anyone hand washed or machine washed a similar garment? The care tag has been removed, but I called a dry cleaner and they said it would be about $20 - $25 to send it for "leather method" dry cleaning.
I'm afraid if I wash it, the leather will shrink and pull back from the polyester part.
Please share any success/horror stories.