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Anybody here machine washed/tub washed and machine dried a one wash pair before the first wear?
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Originally posted by mlwdp mlwdp wrote:

Anybody here machine washed/tub washed and machine dried a one wash pair before the first wear?

I've done it once. Expect some marbling
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boyo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2020 at 4:28pm
Originally posted by mlwdp mlwdp wrote:

Anybody here machine washed/tub washed and machine dried a one wash pair before the first wear?

Turn inside out, and soak them before washing, should minimize the discoloration... don’t machine dry
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Hi,

This is a question specifically to the bros across the pond.... I have a pair of LL Bean duck boots, which I have worn until the heel now needs replacing. I am aware that LL Bean no longer has a lifetime guarantee service and I am happy to pay $38+ postage to and from the US. Ok here's the rub I have had some correspondence with the customer service dept. and no one can guarantee that I won't be charged customs back in the UK.  I am not purchasing the boots from the US, just sending them back to be repaired, so this is a service and not a purchase, so why should I incur customs charges a second time. Does anyone know if there is something they can stamp on the package which would make me exempt from paying a custom charge? Can someone please help me out. Thanks in advance.
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Declare them as a gift with a $20 value
Customs on $20 shouldn’t be much?
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I don't have a customs form handy but I know there are various options on there regarding the description of the contents. Hopefully one of those would suffice to avoid the unnecessary charge.
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Thanks Sansome but I've already asked that they declare it at a nominal charge and they declined as it is  illegal.
Thanks CSL, but how would I convey this information to LL Bean customer service? I would like to think they would be privy to the same information as you.
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Originally posted by Peregrino Peregrino wrote:

Thanks Sansome but I've already asked that they declare it at a nominal charge and they declined as it is  illegal.
Thanks CSL, but how would I convey this information to LL Bean customer service? I would like to think they would be privy to the same information as you.


I know the post office lady fairly well, at my local micro post office.
I’ll ask and see what she thinks is proper.
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How long can clothing last? I have a pair of pajamas I’ve had since high school (I’m 50) that are going strong. I think it has to do with the fact that they have some polyester in them & sleeping isn’t that damaging to the fabric. Just started wondering about this. 
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Good question. I have a set of long underwear that I was issued when I joined the army in 1965 and I still wear them. Mind you, they don't get a lot of wear but they're still perfectly serviceable and show little wear--mainly because I don't wear them that often. Curiously, though, I have a second pair of army long johns that I acquired later, when I don't know, but they're made rather narrower in the legs. 

Thoreau remarked at how rarely a garment will be reduced to the elements, being literally worn out. Perhaps but I am at a loss to think of anything that I've been wearing regularly for more than, say, ten years. The thing is, I don't think I have many things that I actually do wear regularly year-round, except for socks and underwear and they do wear out. The contents of the lint filter in the dryer proves that they do indeed can be reduced to the elements eventually.

I do have some seasonal items that I've had for over 20 years, though. And I can happily say that I haven't outgrown anything. Well, not too many things, anyway.
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