Gabardine Jacket needs washing

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by harry2, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. harry2

    harry2 Registered Guest

    Hi guys so Ive got a lovely gabardine jacket but its in need of a wash round the collar area mainly
    any ideas whats the best method? dry clean any good?
     
  2. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    First, is it rayon gab or wool gab? Is it a structured jacket - shoulder pads, interfacings, etc.? Or is is a soft, windbreaker type garment?

    You can dry-clean either rayon or wool, but that may not get the collar soil out. Nonetheless, if you have a good cleaners you trust, that may be your best attempt as you will maintain the structure of the garment.
     
  3. harry2

    harry2 Registered Guest

    its rayon and a casual style jacket, don't have a dry cleaner that I use tbh was going tp put it on a quick wash low temperature as its not heavily stained
     
  4. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    I would wash/soak by hand, flat in a tub and lay flat to dry on a towel. Much gentler on the old fibers.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
  5. harry2

    harry2 Registered Guest

    thanks for the info! is that using hand wash powder such as daz?
     
  6. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

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