Being a Boglehead and not liking to pay for dry cleaning, I mostly avoid buying things that have care labels that say "Dry Clean Only." The things that do have that label, I have dry cleaned, on the theory that dry cleaning costs less than having to buy a new suit because the old one got ruined. Or even a new pair of Ralph Lauren "Total Comfort" 100% wool dress pants at... how much did they set you back? Around ninety bucks a pair? Or even the $20 tie I just had cleaned for $4.
There are some things... what's the brand name... Dryel... that involve a clothes dryer and a bag and some sheets that release some kind of vapor, which claims to dry-clean things at home. I believe we've tried it occasionally, and it doesn't ruin the clothes, but it doesn't clean them very well, either.
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