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post #61 of 107
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post
Ok so i bought the non iron Brooks shirts on sale 3 for $199.

Washed all 3 than:

!) put one on a plastic hanger (after pulling out the wrinkles with my hands by stretching each area flat) to dry overnight.
2) put 2 in the dryer -gentle about 7 minutes or so, low heat
one than onto a hangar the other ironed


Results:
the worse one with wrinkles was the one not in the dryer--straight to hanger
the best was the one I ironed - took me few minutes to iron the shirt so easy
2nd best one in the dryer left on hanger

So the directions say no iron but that you should put them wash, than immediately in the dryer (light on the heat etc) than immediately on hanger. They do need ironing IMO, but real quick as the shirt snaps to form with little effort.

The shirts all displayed very little wrinkling after the wash, I am very happy with them and will be buying more

regards


I've had roughly the same results with the Brooks Brothers shirts. I've done the same as you and tried leaving them in the dryer, hanging them straight from the washer, and ironing after a shortened time in the dryer. For me however, the difference between the results of leaving it in the dryer or ironing them were too small to be worth my time.

Of all the 100% cotton shirts I own, my Brooks Brothers ones have treated me the best and they are about all I ever buy any more. Now if only they would expand their color pallet a little more...


My shirts get washed after every wear unless I only had it on for a couple of hours. I do take them to the cleaners on occasion (but that frequency is lessoning now that I have more of the BB non-iron shirts), maybe after every 4th or 5th wear. They also seem to go to the cleaners every time I have pasta for lunch as well.
post #62 of 107
Perhaps something of a dumb question, but is it bad to wash your shirts and them leave them unironed for long periods of time?

Some of my shirts I may only wear once a month, and I usually only iron them right before I wear them. Should I be concerned about any kind of permanent wrinkling on the collar/cuffs?
post #63 of 107
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Originally Posted by GucciKid View Post
Perhaps something of a dumb question, but is it bad to wash your shirts and them leave them unironed for long periods of time?

Some of my shirts I may only wear once a month, and I usually only iron them right before I wear them. Should I be concerned about any kind of permanent wrinkling on the collar/cuffs?
No, I've done this often. In fact, the shirt I'm wearing now was washed months ago but not ironed until last night.
post #64 of 107
I need help here.

Recently washed a favorite Zegna white spread collar in a lovely soft cotton, unfortunately I wanted to brighten the color so I added a table spoon of bleach to the mix.

Now I have a digusting yellow bleach streak on my right upper arm.

Have tried everything from soaking in white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide etc. Nothing seems to work.

Any chance I can salvage the situation?
post #65 of 107
guys...

instead of only focusing on washing the shirt...
WASH YOUR FRIGGIN NECK!!!
and scrub the dirt out of your skin
if you clean your body and defoliate, i guarantee you the shirt collar will stay clean a lot longer
post #66 of 107
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

I need help here.
Recently washed a favorite Zegna white spread collar in a lovely soft cotton, unfortunately I wanted to brighten the color so I added a table spoon of bleach to the mix.
Now I have a digusting yellow bleach streak on my right upper arm.
Have tried everything from soaking in white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide etc. Nothing seems to work.
Any chance I can salvage the situation?

I doubt you've got a bleach streak. The bleach may have stripped the whiteners or something. IOTW trying to remove the stain isn't going to work because you don't have a stain.

What did you do pour the bleach on the shirt?

Does the label say you can bleach it? If it does you could try bleaching the whole thing hoping it ends up a even colour.
post #67 of 107
I wash them after every wear.
post #68 of 107
i cant believe that some folk are not washing after every time they wear a shirt and use visible grime marks as a measure for determining how dirty they are

most of the shi$ that makes a shirt stink and dirty is not really visible
are you really doing your shirt justice by ironing it when its not clean? dont you increase the chance of actually making permanent any stains that are there?
what do you gain / save by not washing them

sorry but i just cant see why anyone would wear dirty clothes - does this mean you only change your underwear when you see sh$t marks?
post #69 of 107
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

I need help here.

Recently washed a favorite Zegna white spread collar in a lovely soft cotton, unfortunately I wanted to brighten the color so I added a table spoon of bleach to the mix.

Now I have a digusting yellow bleach streak on my right upper arm.

Have tried everything from soaking in white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide etc. Nothing seems to work.

Any chance I can salvage the situation?

Maybe next time you'll think twice before doing something so stupid.
post #70 of 107
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post

Ok so i bought the non iron Brooks shirts on sale 3 for $199.Washed all 3 than:!) put one on a plastic hanger (after pulling out the wrinkles with my hands by stretching each area flat) to dry overnight.2) put 2 in the dryer -gentle about 7 minutes or so, low heat one than onto a hangar the other ironedResults:the worse one with wrinkles was the one not in the dryer--straight to hangerthe best was the one I ironed - took me few minutes to iron the shirt so easy2nd best one in the dryer left on hangerSo the directions say no iron but that you should put them wash, than immediately in the dryer (light on the heat etc) than immediately on hanger. They do need ironing IMO, but real quick as the shirt snaps to form with little effort.The shirts all displayed very little wrinkling after the wash, I am very happy with them and will be buying moreregards

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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

guys...
instead of only focusing on washing the shirt...
WASH YOUR FRIGGIN NECK!!!
and scrub the dirt out of your skin
if you clean your body and defoliate, i guarantee you the shirt collar will stay clean a lot longer

Agreed. I used to have the problem with rings on my shirt collars, but fixed it by... scrubbing my neck regularly. Try exfoliating with one of those face scrubs, or buy a pumice soap like the ones from Kiehl's, or even Lush.
post #71 of 107
For those in the DC area, Parkway Cleaners does a great job on shirts, but you definitely pay for it.
post #72 of 107

For those of you who use OxyClean powder, do you follow the directions on the box to put it in the washing machine, let it fill with water, THEN add clothing, or do you just dump everything at once? Any difference?

post #73 of 107
I usually add detergent/Oxyclean when the water level is just below 1/4 full and then add clothes when the water level is 1/2 full.
post #74 of 107
Just soak a cotton ball in alcohol and clean your neck with it you'll be amazed how dirty the cotton will get,and your collars will be very clean.
post #75 of 107
Like trying out new stuff (that's how I discovered Saphir products). So, after reading this: http://www.customshirt1.com/ShirtLaundering.html I eventually found Octagon in the UK (Bromley, Kent). Supplier reckons they'll soon stop making the stuff. Here's a pointless pic:



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