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    Caring for a linen cotton jacket...help

    Recently purchased a 55/45 linen cotton sportcoat on ebay for dirt cheap. Fits great but came in a WRINKLED mess. Is the cleaners my best option to getting it back to good condition? I understand the linen will wrinkle some but this thing looks like it just lost a fight with an angry bear.

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    I would take it to the drycleaner and ask them to steam and press it.
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    You could also just try letting it hang for a couple days to see where that gets you. Linen wrinkles easily, but also loses wrinkles relatively easily in the normal course. However, if the wrinkling is as if it was stored crumpled under some heavy boxes, the drycleaner steam/press (or even a full drycleaning, since it's second hand) seems like an easy/clear option.

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    Full drycleaning isn't a bad idea with used items. You don't know where it's been or what kind of weird critters might be harboring in it that will be introduced to your closet. Cleaning a used item before storing/using it is generally a good idea.
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    Thanks guys.

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