Can You Dry Clean a B-15 with a Real Fur Collar?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by damienweaver, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. damienweaver

    damienweaver One of the Regulars

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    Hi all,

    I recently got ahold of a Buzz Rickson B-15 flight jacket. It's in decent shape. Really meant as a "knock-around" jacket. It's coming secondhand, so I'd like to get it dry cleaned for good measure. Will the dry cleaning damage the fur collar? I expect there are folks on here who have experience with this exact issue. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Best,
    DW
     
  2. antoine p

    antoine p One of the Regulars

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    I recommend bringing it to a reputable leather/ fur specialist. If there isn't one in your area there are mail in services. Wouldn't bring a leather garment to any old corner store dry cleaner- it's good to look into place's reputations, whether they take pride in their work, etc.
     
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  3. antoine p

    antoine p One of the Regulars

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    I see that your location is Brooklyn- you should be able to find something. A member here may chime in, but a good practice is to go into a high end store and ask the sales assistants where they typically get stuff cleaned. Self Edge has a location in the LES, you could call them and ask what they recommend as they carry high end leather garments. I would expect to pay, though, but I find that top quality care is worth it. YMMV
     
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