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it's the poly and viscose...they stretch and disintegrate over time...
very common in clothing today...not like the old days when you could buy something and have it for a lifetime...the manmade fibres don't hold their shape as well as natural fibres...

i don't think re-dying would do anything as these are not natural fibres and won't take the dye well....if at all...

get in touch with the store you bought it at or with the company itself...i think it's your only recourse...some shaving might help...but in all likelihood...it will continue to happen...

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Id question the dry cleaner ???????

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Id question the dry cleaner ???????
There's really nothing you can do about dry cleaner mishaps, sadly.

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it's the poly and viscose...they stretch and disintegrate over time...
very common in clothing today...not like the old days when you could buy something and have it for a lifetime...the manmade fibres don't hold their shape as well as natural fibres...

i don't think re-dying would do anything as these are not natural fibres and won't take the dye well....if at all...

get in touch with the store you bought it at or with the company itself...i think it's your only recourse...some shaving might help...but in all likelihood...it will continue to happen...
I think you've hit the nail on the head. Thats exactly what it looks like - the fabric looks like it is disintegrating. I bought it from Browns focus in London. Its such a shame because I love it.... I wanted to have it forever beause it has sentimental meaning to me - it was the last thing I bought before I lost my gran and she thought it was beautiful.

I might write to Cacharel/Clements Ribiero & Browns.....

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ok - question - is two years (three winters) a reasonable 'life' for a coat that cost £370?

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I'd definitely question the dry cleaners...although they always seem to say they accept no responsibilty blah blah. If it was a chain like Sketchers they will do absolutely nothing to help.

After several dry cleaning disasters I now save up all my shoe repairs and dry clean only items to take them to various more specialized, or independent people in London as they take more care.

Sadly, I'd say Browns will not be interested after 3 seasons....

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thanks stilista - I don't think they'll help though. I honestly think that its the fabric - it was starting to happen before I put it in to get dry cleaned.

It isn't really even like proper oose - its almost like a powder stuff that is coming out of the fabric itself ...like from the middle

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ok - question - is two years (three winters) a reasonable 'life' for a coat that cost £370?
absolutley NOT...i've had coats for 10 yrs that i still wear...
the thing is...it probably can't be repaired and they obviously won't have another, so they can't replace it in that way...but perhaps they can give you a credit towards something else...but then they might take your beloved coat...

i would definitley approach both the store and the company...

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thanks softgrey - I know - I feel sad about it.

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maybe it's an epidemic...the cacharel stuff i got on laredoute was poorly made...and all the other stuff i got from there was obviously not couture...but didn't look like that...

maybe the designers don't understand where it's ok to cut corners or where it's not...?

but i do think it's a relatively common issue...since the advent of techno fibres...
they only perform well for a certain period of time...makes the clothes inherently disposable...and then of course they actually charge more for these high tech fibres...

ironic, no?...

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The Clements relaunch of Cacharel made it a low-mid priced label for the market so maybe they simply cut costs on fabrics and manufacturing, expecting it to only last a season or two at most?I 've always been surprised at how cheap many of the pieces are (particularly shirts, skirts) so now I understand why...

I was told it was supposed to be rich woman's H&M.... but no consolation for anyone who pays a substantial amount, expecting (rightly so!) it to last.

oops, I realised I called the dry-cleaners Sketchers, when it's Sketchleys well, they're both rubbish anyway!


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Cleaning Suede Pants
how would one go about removing a stain-greasy food-from suede? its pretty small luckily but still noticeable... thanks

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I think you'd have to have a very good professional leather cleaner do it for you.

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thanks alexn...btw how do you clean suede pants normally?

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With a suede brush but that wouldn't work.

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