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    Austin Allegro
    How do you 'de-shine' a suit?
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    • 17th Mar 05, 3:59 PM
    How do you 'de-shine' a suit? 17th Mar 05 at 3:59 PM
    Normally we like shiney things but not when they're suits.

    I've got a nice navy blue wool suit that I've had about four years. It's starting to gleam a bit round the elbows and the trouser seat.

    The dry cleaner said he could 'retexturise' it (whatever that means) but thought it was too worn to make much difference.

    Does anyone have any old style remedies for this? I seem to recall reading in a wartime 'make do and mend' book that you could do it with light sandpapering, but I'd be worried I'd end up with my bum showing through!
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