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    Machine Washable Suits - Your Challenge

    Machine Washable Suits - Your Challenge

    This year just to do things differently I started wearing a suit at work (always wore shirt and tie) anyway brought some cheap priced machine washable suites from Primark and Tescos.

    But ones seen around are black would like something different to add to mix (grey or brown etc).

    So anywhere know any good online websites (or shops) that offers decent priced machine washable suits in other colours than black.

    Russ
    Last edited by russdev; 7th September 2010 at 12:46 PM.

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    You could always give Suits Plus a try. They're pretty damned cheap and have a load of machine washable ones...
    Last edited by korifugi; 7th September 2010 at 12:19 PM. Reason: better link

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    This year just to do things differently I started wearing a suite at work
    3 Piece?
    Sofa and 2 chairs?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    3 Piece?
    Sofa and 2 chairs?

    Ben
    3 Piece why yes I added an e in by mistake sorry

    Should say need the jacket to be machine washable as well..

    Russ
    Last edited by russdev; 7th September 2010 at 12:53 PM.

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    Don't worry after a few washes you'll have some nice grey ones

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    Dry clean only suits wash perfectly fine in a washing machine, as long as it's a low temp, and you remember to wash both trousers and jacket together.

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    Dont cheap supermarket suits look, well, cheap? Machine washable or not. A friend bought one from Asda a while ago and it was super shiny..looked dreadful

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    Dry clean only suits wash perfectly fine in a washing machine, as long as it's a low temp, and you remember to wash both trousers and jacket together.
    and as long as they are not wool!

    My son just bought a nice suit from Marks that is washable

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Dont cheap supermarket suits look, well, cheap? Machine washable or not. A friend bought one from Asda a while ago and it was super shiny..looked dreadful
    One of the reasons I picked these two as they did not look two bad and more stop gap before brought some expensive ones..

    So to recap as long as not wool you can machine wash dry clean only suites on low temp (how low is low)

    Russ
    Last edited by russdev; 7th September 2010 at 10:03 PM.

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    If I am going to wash my wool Next suits (supposedly machine washable) then it is at 30 degrees with a slow spin cycle. Treat them as delicate clothes (sometimes marked as the Lingerie cycle).

    When drying them, try not to allow them to dry too quickly either. Drip dry in a humid room is best.

    They will eventually shrink ... wool does. Wool-blend does too (and can create some interesting shapes in doing so).

    I do like M&S suits for being machine washable with minimum of fade or shrinkage (handy for washing trousers and jacket separate ... you need to wash trousers frequently but not the jacket so much).

    And I 've not even gotten on to teh best for ironing / steaming yet.

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    I would wash anything that says dry clean only on a 15 degree delicates wash, at least at first to see how it comes out. And follow that immortal expression: "Reshape whilst damp" - in other words, pull the sleeves gently to make sure the lining has not shrunk (but NOT if it is wool)

    * I don't iron so I will leave that detail to Grumbledook

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    Or could you just not get a cheap dry-clean suit? The dry cleaners are not that expensive when all said and done, I think it costs me something like 9 for my suit to be done which 3 or 4 times a year isn't that bad! (I tend not to wear suit trousers i usually wear "compatible" M&S machine washable ones that blend with the suit jacket as they do get grubby but the jacket less so.

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    Occasionally M&S do a special offer on their website for suits - I once picked up a jacket and two pairs of trousers for 50. They come out okay on a cold wash and a trouser press does a brilliant job on the creases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Or could you just not get a cheap dry-clean suit? The dry cleaners are not that expensive when all said and done, I think it costs me something like 9 for my suit to be done which 3 or 4 times a year isn't that bad! (I tend not to wear suit trousers i usually wear "compatible" M&S machine washable ones that blend with the suit jacket as they do get grubby but the jacket less so.
    As said wearing suits at work day in and out so would cost me a lot my other suit which use when going to meetings etc that I dry clean etc

    Russ

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