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post #16 of 104
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post
What about suits?

how do you keep them clean pressed?

cheers

Dry cleaning is a necessary evil when it comes to suits. Do it as little as possible.

Stuart
post #17 of 104
thanks Stuart what Iused to do with suits and will continue--- the shirts so easier to give em to cleaners- what do u guys use to press iron the shirts? any tricks steamers etc? Richard
post #18 of 104
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Originally Posted by Working Stiff View Post
Shirts should be washed after every wearing. Even if you only wear it for a couple of hours.

+1. Even if you you have to soak it in your bathroom sink with some light detergent..
post #19 of 104
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
Wash after every 1-2 wears, Shout on collars, cuffs, and armpits, wash with mild detergent, remove from washer and hang dry.

I've since given up on ironing, unless I'm due for an interview.
Shout is applied to my shirt collars and pits, too. Good stuff. I, too, hang dry and rarely have them ironed.
post #20 of 104
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Shout is applied to my shirt collars and pits, too. Good stuff. I, too, hang dry and rarely have them ironed.

What kind of polyester are you guys wearing? My cotton shirts are wrinkled as hell after washing and (air) drying. Must iron.
post #21 of 104
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What kind of polyester are you guys wearing? My cotton shirts are wrinkled as hell after washing and (air) drying. Must iron.

+1. No iron?? Pls tell me the brand that you wear...
post #22 of 104
+ 1 as well ---dress shirts PITA washing at home ---- used some downy spray to help get wrinkles out but mostly from traveling packing.... my prior experience with my work dress shirts demanded dry cleaning pressing or lot time ironing... is there a magic brand?
post #23 of 104
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post
+ 1 as well ---dress shirts PITA washing at home ---- used some downy spray to help get wrinkles out but mostly from traveling packing....

my prior experience with my work dress shirts demanded dry cleaning pressing or lot time ironing...



is there a magic brand?
BB 100% cotton.
post #24 of 104
Well, I never wash any of my dress shirts at home. Never have and never will. Hate laundry. I just take them to the dry cleaners and have them launder them and tell them no starch. Been doing this with all of my shirts for the last 10 years or so and have never had a problem.
post #25 of 104
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
BB 100% cotton.

how long do they have to hang for? and I would imagine they need to be hung immediately after washing?


thanks for the input!
post #26 of 104
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post
how long do they have to hang for? and I would imagine they need to be hung immediately after washing?


thanks for the input!
They're removed from the washing machine immediately. They hang until dry which takes a few hours.
post #27 of 104
I've always had problems with ring around the collar. The only thing that has ever worked for me on the tough ones was using Murphy's Oil wood cleaner. Got out the toughest collar stains. Now, I just wash them every other wear.
post #28 of 104
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...onsize=17%2035 says in the desription to tumble dry em--hmmm--- maybe pick me up a 3 pack for $199 on sale!
post #29 of 104
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
They're removed from the washing machine immediately. They hang until dry which takes a few hours.
+1 though I'd add that you should try and iron your shirts before they dry completely if possible as ironing a bone dry shirt is a PITA.
post #30 of 104
I used to use a spray bottle --with shoes for shining and with shirts when ironing dry...
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Originally Posted by Smudge View Post
+1 though I'd add that you should try and iron your shirts before they dry completely if possible as ironing a bone dry shirt is a PITA.
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