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post #46 of 51

"LMFAO! What are you idiot's talking about?!?! Who worries about catching on fire when deciding on shirts???? Do you worry about knot strength on shoelaces cause you might trip over them in traffic?"

 

Welders, Fire Fighters, Soldiers, Race Car Drivers, etc...

post #47 of 51

In my opinion as long as it is 65% polyester, 35% cotton or 50% polyester, 50% cotton, they wear longer and don't require ironing.  This business of going to all cotton is for the birds because all cotton always comes out of the dryer looking wrinkled, and therefore requires ironing and a waste of time.  You won't find many shirts or anything else these days with polyester/cotton because someone or some group got the bright idea that cotton "breathes" better and is more "natural".  They probably never considered the fact that garments of all cotton have to be ironed to look nice.  Now there ARE some clothes out there of all cotton that are specially treated with something that make them look nice without ironing, but they are very rare and most of the time cost more.

post #48 of 51

I greatly prefer all cotton shirts but have a couple 60-40 cotton poly ocbd shirts from Land's End that I bought for a very low close out price.  They are OK but nothing close to their all-cotton, must iron Hyde Park ocbd shirts.  I just wear them casually and always over all-cotton tees.

post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by BettyBop View Post
 

In my opinion as long as it is 65% polyester, 35% cotton or 50% polyester, 50% cotton, they wear longer and don't require ironing.  This business of going to all cotton is for the birds because all cotton always comes out of the dryer looking wrinkled, and therefore requires ironing and a waste of time.  You won't find many shirts or anything else these days with polyester/cotton because someone or some group got the bright idea that cotton "breathes" better and is more "natural".  They probably never considered the fact that garments of all cotton have to be ironed to look nice.  Now there ARE some clothes out there of all cotton that are specially treated with something that make them look nice without ironing, but they are very rare and most of the time cost more.


For a first post, this is pretty much drivel.

post #50 of 51
Bettybop

WTF?
In my opinion as long as it is 65% polyester, 35% cotton or 50% polyester, 50% cotton, they wear longer as long as the poly does not pill over timeand don't require ironing. This business of going to all cotton is for the birds it is for people who like the feel of all cottonbecause all cotton always comes out of the dryer looking wrinkled, and therefore requires ironing and a waste of time. or you can send your shirts out to a commercial laundry to wash and iron. You won't find many shirts or anything else these days with polyester Polyester is pretty nasty. it retains orders and looks cheap.They probably never considered the fact that garments of all cotton have to be ironed to look nicei think they did consider that fact. Now there ARE some clothes out there of all cotton that are specially treated with something that make them look nice without ironingeither liquid ammonia or formaldyhyde , but they are very rare no, you can find them anywhereand most of the time cost more.a non-iron shirt will cost more then an inexpensive cotton shirt
post #51 of 51

Right on ROSE!

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