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post #16 of 29
Unfused collars are much more complicated to iron. My nearest cleaner (crappy major UK chain) is unable to handle them well. I have never owned an iron, so I don't have any first hand experience.
post #17 of 29
iron damp, eh? how damp is damp? do you guys not put your fine shirts in the dryer, or what?
post #18 of 29
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iron damp, eh? how damp is damp? do you guys not put your fine shirts in the dryer, or what?

All mine air dry.
post #19 of 29
gotcha. any particular reason? due to recent changes in my lifestyle (blasted economic cycle) i soon have to begin ironing my own shirts and doing my own laundry, and i want to know as much as i can about this crap do dryers make the shirts shrink or what
post #20 of 29
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gotcha. any particular reason?

due to recent changes in my lifestyle (blasted economic cycle) i soon have to begin ironing my own shirts and doing my own laundry, and i want to know as much as i can about this crap

do dryers make the shirts shrink or what
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I never dry my shirts, let them air dry. Iron while damp, or if dry use an iron with a spray.

I've been told the dryer will shrink. Not sure if this is true or not.
post #21 of 29
the only part that take any real time to iron is shirt sleeve, the rest is relatively easy, maybe that's what she meant by difficult to iron. I personally used to have some shirt with multiple folds, and they're annoying quote annoying to iron, that's about the only thing I can think of.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post
All mine air dry.

+1. Shirts - especially the ones you love - should only be hung dry. In this context, the dryer is evil.
post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you gents for all your ideas. Now let me tell you about my vist to T&A....after looking through a few old threads and speaking to friends i decided to go bespoke for the first time. I visited T&A bespoke (the shop on Bury St, off Jermyn St). to cut a long story short, i was told minimum order is 6 shirts, they make a sample, send it to you after wearing and laundering a few times you decide if the shirt is perfect then they make the others if not they will make alterations to the sample until your are satisfied......the shocking think for me to learn was that my shirt collar was a lot larger than what i thought i was...i have always bought 16.5" collar which do fit. from the measure the tailor told me my collar size is actually a 17.25"...i was astounded...apparently the correct neck measurements are taken from bottom of your neck and not the middle...has anybody had a similar experience?

Overall it was a fabulous experience and i cannot wait for the sample shirt to arrive.

R's
Sid
post #24 of 29
It only takes a few minutes to tumble dry a couple dress shirts on low heat. I don't think it hurts the shirts much, but it sure makes them softer.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by oman View Post
gotcha. any particular reason?

due to recent changes in my lifestyle (blasted economic cycle) i soon have to begin ironing my own shirts and doing my own laundry, and i want to know as much as i can about this crap

do dryers make the shirts shrink or what

The reason I would never put my shirts in the dryer is that you will ruin them if you use antiperspirant. The aluminium compounds in 99% of antiperspirants mix with sweat and can stain your underarms an unpleasant yellow, but this is made far worse if you stick your shirts in the dryer - the staining is "baked" into the shirts and cannot be removed.

I learned this the hard way when I was living in Singapore and would easily go through 10 shirts in 6 months.
post #26 of 29
Some people are strange with their ironing....I know so many people being completely anal with it..
They pass about 30 minutes per shirt in a military style operation...
I just do mine in 5 minutes..
It is also true that the quality is playing a role...
post #27 of 29
how does turnbull and asser shirts compare to RLBL in terms of quality and fit? i am a 14.5 in RLBL and find that they fit me pretty well. there are some on ebay now, but have no idea if they would fit me
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by cheessus View Post
How much does it cost to get shirts pressed for you? I don't understand how/why one could buy a $200-400 shirt and not pony up $1-3 to have the shirt cleaned and pressed.

pressers mess up the collar, cuff, and shirring

its not a question of economics, but care. things like detailing a car, id rather not trust others to do it.
post #29 of 29
Understandable, Trompe.
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