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Old 10-31-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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I have a pair of department store dress pants that are 65% polyester. How often should I be washing them? I don't know if its the material or because they're black but they seem to attract all kinds of hair, dust and smudged but aren't otherwise dirty after a single wear.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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eek donate them please......polyester.......
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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People still wear polyester?
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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People still wear polyester?
Yes, those of us that aren't snobs and spend 200 a pair.

I'm a male, if that matters. Everything I see besides the highest end stuff is polyester.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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Wash as needed: when you can't get the fuzzy stuff or spots out or when they start to smell. Invest in a lint roller, most cleaners have them or you can buy them lots of places. It's a roller with sticky tape outside, you roll it over the fabric and lint attaches to it. Then you tear off the top layer and have another layer to use. It's more successful on some fabrics than others but not expensive to buy.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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Wash as needed: when you can't get the fuzzy stuff or spots out or when they start to smell. Invest in a lint roller, most cleaners have them or you can buy them lots of places. It's a roller with sticky tape outside, you roll it over the fabric and lint attaches to it. Then you tear off the top layer and have another layer to use. It's more successful on some fabrics than others but not expensive to buy.
I use rollers obsessively, but cant during the day. Its just amazing how quick they start to look dingy because of everything they attract.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Yes, those of us that aren't snobs and spend 200 a pair.

I'm a male, if that matters. Everything I see besides the highest end stuff is polyester.
What? People who don't wear polyester are snobs?


DH spends nowhere near $200 a pair.
Have you looked at Lands' End?
Men's Pants from Lands' End


Cotton is way more comfortable and easier to take care of....
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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If they're not soiled, you can just run them through a light cool- water wash cycle *without* detergent. That'll keep them lasting longer.

I don't have polyester pants but I do this with cotton khakis and jeans and it works well.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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What? People who don't wear polyester are snobs?


DH spends nowhere near $200 a pair.
Have you looked at Lands' End?
Men's Pants from Lands' End


Cotton is way more comfortable and easier to take care of....
Cotton can't approximate wool. Polyester/rayon works well for some things. I have a few pair of them, mostly for when I'm traveling. They don't wrinkle like wool will in a suitcase, cheap, throw in 'em in the washing machine when you feel like it. I don't really wear twill (Dockers) much... they just feel like you're the Sear's guy showing up to fix someones washing machine or something. They're too casual for business casual and too frumpy for casual. Anywhere I can wear Dockers, I can wear a nice pair of jeans.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I wash my husband's polyester (uniform) pants every time he wears them. He doesn't have a job where he gets dirty, he just wants to wear freshly-laundered pants every day.
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