@Iluviaporos - If you've got well-made clothes of the kind that are going to last for years you probably shouldn't be putting them in a dryer anyway. I know people ignore the labels but if you're going to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a piece of clothing you might as well spend the short amount of time required to take care of it.
Alternatively, if it's something like an expensive suit or dress it might be necessarily to take it to the dry cleaners in order to make sure it won't get ruined in the wash at all.
Vintage clothing in particular might not last very long if subjected to modern washing machines. If it's something delicate than you really should just hand wash it and try not to get it that dirty in the first place. You don't need to wash everything every time you wear it. There are people who will deliberately not wash new jeans for months in order to wear the dye down in particular ways and apparently it doesn't make any difference to their day-to-day lives.