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I don't really think they warrant dry cleaning.
I almost never need to wear a jacket so I just bought a pair of washable school boy's trousers from M&S for £18. They're not nearly as plasticy as I'd have expected and I was able to get 35" inside leg.
In the old days I'd probably go for up to two months.
You can actually get special bags that let you do dry cleaning in a tumble dryer, I believe.
Yeah but oddly not in a 35" inside leg. Because trouser makers are utter CUNTS.
I have 3 suits in rotation, so unless I spill something on one each one gets cleaned once every 4 weeks.
I don't even understand dry cleaning. Surely it doesn't really clean then? It's just stain removal?
I buy really cheap ones from Tesco then wear them to destruction, then replace (get machine washable ones so I can occasionally throw the trousers in the wash).
...or at least, I wash them in the machine.
My one good suit and my tuxedo don't see that much action so they probably get dry cleaned about once a year.
they don't look dirty and they don't smell so don't see the point. especially as they're usually hanging up somewhere.
trousers all get chucked in the wash at the weekend though
Because then you're trousers will fade at a different rate to your jacket and they won't match.
...to a jacket.
That's a jacket and a pair of trousers. Unless it's an actual suit the two will never properly match.
It's a suit with two pairs of trousers surely. Unless we're engaging in semantics here.
Do you buy suits with two pairs of trousers? Or do you buy a jacket and two pairs of trousers. In my experience, unless it's the same suit then it won't properly match. The colour/fit will be slightly but noticeably different.
...I always buy suits with two pairs of trousers - trousers wear out fairly quickly so get rotated. By the time I've gone thru both pairs of trousers I usually find that the jacket has lost a bit of shape or the lining's starting to look a little sad so the whole lot gets recycled.
For a moment I thought you were some kind of heathen who just bought a jacket and a pair of trousers. I might start doing that actually, it'd be convenient for hot, jacket-free days.
Better not to bother.
It's mid-range suits I don't see the point of - a £450 suit is not that much better quality than a £150 one, and certainly not worth three of them. My good suit is bespoke, as unfortunately I can't afford to have all my clothes tailored, whereas the everyday ones are essentially disposable in the midterm.
and the likes of Austen Reed have great contemporary suits for circa £200 in the sales. Buy an extra pair of trousers and you'll have something that looks good and will last.
I wouldn't spend £450 on a suit either, but I wouldn't spend £99 on some machine washable effort either.
...altho DinoMAN down there is probably laughing at me as he can get a whole seven day selection of suits for the price of one of my £150 numbers.
as I spend a lot of my time climbing around building sites.
I have a decent suit for weddings and stuff, but wouldn't dream of wearing a pair of trousers costing more than about £40 to site.
frequent construction sites.
Be assured though, that it was most informative.
bought one for me new job and me boss was wearing the same suit top 'we're wearing the same suit top' she says 'do you shop at primark too?' i say giggles ensued.
so i might change my apporach