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post #3616 of 3930
This sort of luxury good does not sound very luxurious.
post #3617 of 3930
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

If you have the time for all of that, but not the funds to have a personal laundress I suggest you get a fucking job.

Are you talking to me? No need to use F words...

Many artisanal shirtmakers (with hand details) would tell you it is better to was by hand, also because rough processing fine shirting is difficult to take out of the fabric.

The process I listed does not take to much time and have you heard of domestic helpers? £9-10 per hours , two consecutive day per week and they deal with your home cleaning and laundry/ironing, but still you want them to make it the way I explained.

Where is the point in spending thousands of dollars on fine shirts to have cheap commercial laundry ruining them... It must be an American thing, as even in the UK, people that spend money on their clothing would have domestic helpers....
post #3618 of 3930
Domestic helper? You mean, like a wife?
post #3619 of 3930
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

Most fine shirting would be better off washed by hand, in any case should avoid commercial lounderers due to the thrust action and for similar reasons top loading washing machines are not ideal.

So get yourself a Miele front loading washing machine, pre-threat by hand with a bar of Marsille soap on collar, underarms and cuffs edges, soak in a bucket overnight, then put in laundry nets, delicate cycle and reduce spinning option if applicable, then on hangers to dry and iron when still damp.
This is essentially what I do, except the ironing I usually do in the morning. People rarely launder shirts commercially in Australia. The time it takes me to take them there and then pick them up again is the same amount of time it takes to wash them, and the shirts are all the better for it.
post #3620 of 3930
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Domestic helper? You mean, like a wife?

In Italy we call them "Assistenti Domestiche", here in UK the service may be covered by domestic cleaning companies, but you need to specify the service needed. I am sure you can get them in USA. The odd day I may need to , I can do it myself or my wife can do it as we know what to do, and when we may change the person coming over, we re able to "train" them on how to handle those shirts, but there is no way I would send my bespoke shirts to a corner laundry at £1.50-2.50 per shirt to have them ruined.
post #3621 of 3930
I just toss my shirts in the washer and then let them hang to dry. On occasion, they've even gone into the dryer. None the worse for the wear.
post #3622 of 3930
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

This is essentially what I do, except the ironing I usually do in the morning. People rarely launder shirts commercially in Australia. The time it takes me to take them there and then pick them up again is the same amount of time it takes to wash them, and the shirts are all the better for it.


Exactly!!! I think some forum members should start opening their eyes a bit more.... In laundering there is a lot of down time, is not like you should spend hours doing it. 10 minutes pre threat, then overnight soak, 3-5 minutes loading in laundry nets / washing machine and setting / then after cycle complete (or whenever you want within up to 12 hours approx after that) 10 minutes unloading and hanging the shirts. Ironing may take you an hour for a week worth of shirt done properly, but you can use the "put in the plastic bag trick" while you wait for the Ironer if you do not want to do it yourself...
post #3623 of 3930
A gentleman I have known for many years owns a tremendous amount of real estate in and around Pasadena. Lets just say money will never be an issue. He irons his own shirts saying "No laundry can do as good a job as I can." smile.gif
post #3624 of 3930
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Domestic helper? You mean, like a wife?

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post #3625 of 3930
I try to follow Kabbaz's method, but that octagon soap makes my hands like sandpaper
post #3626 of 3930
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

A gentleman I have known for many years owns a tremendous amount of real estate in and around Pasadena. Lets just say money will never be an issue. He irons his own shirts saying "No laundry can do as good a job as I can." smile.gif

Too true. I do iron my own shirts.
post #3627 of 3930
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Too true. I do iron my own shirts.

+1 - even though I have a housemaid I do not let her iron the shirts.
post #3628 of 3930
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Originally Posted by sangiuseppe View Post

I try to follow Kabbaz's method, but that octagon soap makes my hands like sandpaper

I tried to the whole vegetable based soap on the collars and cuffs, but honestly it was a real pain and I didn't notice any better results than good old Shout.
post #3629 of 3930
I'll openly admit I'm not paying anywhere near top-shelf prices for my shirts, but am I the only one who has no problem viewing shirts as disposable? I order them assuming I'll get a year out of them, two tops...
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I tried to the whole vegetable based soap on the collars and cuffs, but honestly it was a real pain and I didn't notice any better results than good old Shout.
To tell you the truth I have achieved decent results on the collars with a lot of scrubbing, but mediocre results on the armpits, so I am stuck pre-treating them with ammonia first
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