So yesterday there was an estate sale two doors down from where I stay, and I got myself twelve shirts and three sweaters for $15. One of the sweaters is 72% silk, and 28% viscose (whatever that is). Not being the kind of guy who can ordinarily afford fine shirts and sweaters, I don’t know what to do with it. It says “Hand wash separately” (and some other stuff, including the option to dry clean).
Do I really have to hand wash it? Why (physically, and practically)? And how do I go about hand-washing it?
I used to hand-wash my clothes because it was cheaper, but I found the wringing and soaking wore them out faster and faded the colours. I’d figured this was only something you did with robust garments. And I usually disobey Dry-Clean-Only warnings (except with suits and things) and it’s never been a problem.
So… what do I do?