Getting Coleslaw out of a suit

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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jonny2510jonny2510 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
I managed to get a bit of coleslaw on my brand new suit jacket at a wedding yesterday.

I rubbed a bit of water on it and forgot about it (a few beers helped this!)

It's luckily pretty unnoticeable, but was just wondering if anyone had any ideas how to get rid of the stain?

The suit is shiny grey, and the trousers are 55% viscous 45% wool, so I'm assuming the jacket is also wool/viscous.

The stain itself is small (approx 1-2mm x 7 mm), along the collar and is just a bit darker than the colour of the suit itself.

Any ideas?


  • whatatwitwhatatwit Forumite
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    To be honest, I would take the whole suit and have it dry cleaned.
    Trousers are often washable, but due to the construction of a suit, especially the collar with it's stiffening etc I would go down the dry cleaning route.

    Point out the mark to the dry cleaners and explain what it is.

    You do have to have the suit cleaned as a whole, as there can sometimes be a slight colour change, due to the chemicals.

    I don't know if you can still use Tesco clubcard vouchers at Johnsons or ask around for a local independant dry cleaners.
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