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How often do you wash blazers??

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1805 Fri 05-Oct-12 21:07:23

Y6 ds - label says washable. Cheap(LOL)ish polyester type, not tweedy type.

Should I have washed it by now? blush

Bunbaker Fri 05-Oct-12 21:10:01

Every half term. DD never seems to get hers dirty. I just wash it to refresh it.

Sparklingbrook Fri 05-Oct-12 21:10:10

Every Friday, Making sure all the tat is out of the pockets. wink

Mominatrix Fri 05-Oct-12 21:10:51

Once a week. It seems to walk itself into the drum of the washing machine.

susiedaisy Fri 05-Oct-12 21:11:15

Every Half term

Bunbaker Fri 05-Oct-12 21:13:32

Why do some of you need to wash them every week? Do your kids wrestle in the mud in them?

Waswondering Fri 05-Oct-12 21:15:44

(When I were a lass, I had a wool blazer that was dry cleaned once per term ....)

Sparklingbrook Fri 05-Oct-12 21:16:05

I like to get rid of the school smell. And I just think he has worn it for 8 hours a day for 5 days so it could do with it. grin

TunaPastaBake Fri 05-Oct-12 21:16:35

The polyester blazers are great - out of the washing machine , on hanger , dry over night.

shrimponastick Fri 05-Oct-12 21:19:20

I managed to get DS to keep the same blazer for 3 years(bought it in Y7 pretty big!!).

However I didn't realise until about 2 years in, that it was washable. ;)

After that I washed it probably once a fortnight, but I found that it did fade the colour a bit.

Dry straight away though - fantastic. I wish we could do that with all clothes, straight out of thewashing machine onto a hanger. Dry with in a few hours.

AitchDee Fri 05-Oct-12 21:25:52

Once a week. Straight in the washing machine when he gets home from school, then hung up to dry.

1805 Fri 05-Oct-12 22:14:52

OK - it looks clean and doesn't smell yet. Half term in two weeks so I'll do it then. He needs it tomorrow for a match so I can't wash it now.

marriednotdead Fri 05-Oct-12 22:21:18

Another one who washes it every Friday. It would smell otherwise!

0liverb0liverbuttface Fri 05-Oct-12 22:21:47

Not very often... grin

sausagesandwich34 Fri 05-Oct-12 22:24:47

ugh they stink!

10 years plus and children's sweat has a special smell all of it's own and sometimes deoderant just isn't enough

every weekend!

CecilyP Sat 06-Oct-12 19:01:34

(When I were a lass, I had a wool blazer that was dry cleaned once per term ....)

You were lucky! I don't remember mine being washed or dry cleaned ever. In 5 years. Though I suppose I didn't wear it very much either.

ImaginateMum Mon 15-Oct-12 20:34:42

Every Friday.

Chestnutx3 Tue 16-Oct-12 06:20:26

Ours is dry clean only - so when it needs it, every term but only worn to and from school so not worn all day.

airedailleurs Tue 16-Oct-12 11:11:28

yes same here, Chestnut

Knowsabitabouteducation Tue 16-Oct-12 17:44:07

Mine get dry-cleaned every half-term if we get round to it.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Tue 16-Oct-12 17:49:26

Only when it walks to the washing machine by itself and switches it on. Failing that, whenever it looks grubby/stinky.

wordfactory Tue 16-Oct-12 17:50:24

Dry cleaned for the carol concert and prizegiving!

janji Tue 16-Oct-12 17:51:56

Dd aged 6 has wool blazer that gets dry cleaned every half term.

angelinterceptor Tue 16-Oct-12 18:01:28

My DC both have wool blazers. I only do them once a term or maybe half term if I remember.
They don't smell and they still look like new.

Theas18 Tue 16-Oct-12 18:13:45

It's a bomb proof M&s polyester one ago most weeks, but ds is a sweaty teen!

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