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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...

Same here. I treat them like undershirts. I don't mind if they look well worn, so I don't baby them ... But very rarely do they make it to that point.
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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 DocHolliday View Post

Same here. I treat them like undershirts. I don't mind if they look well worn, so I don't baby them ... But very rarely do they make it to that point.

Same.
post #3633 of 3928
I never scrub the collars and such. Unnecessary wear, imo. So for the condition of my shirts I certainly don't need them to be pristine. I wear them well into the point they are frayed and such before getting rid of them. I don't mind, but at the same time I am not baller enough to not want to delay the point of buying new shirts as long as possible within reasonable means especially when buying bespoke shirts.
post #3634 of 3928
That's one reason I don't wear bespoke shirts. Buy, alter, wear, toss. I'm only into clothing to the point it becomes an inconvenience.
post #3635 of 3928
Some people are like that with women. Then again a bespoke Real Doll probably costs less in the long run.
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I had a couple of true bespoke shirts made for me a few years ago. Instead of going back to the well I just sent them to an online MTM. They replicate almost perfectly and I still get a say in all the details I want. I'd say using this method saves me between $150 and $200 a shirt. Well worth it, IMO but YMMV.
post #3637 of 3928
I don't know. I'm an economic nationalist. I like knowing the person I am getting them from. I enjoy and appreciate the craft enough to cave.
post #3638 of 3928
That's completely understandable. I have limited bespoke options in ATL and thought my guy was pretty overpriced and less than interested in my business. So I walked. I'm sure, had I enjoyed the process more, I would have stuck around. Again, YMMV.
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I'm far from a treehugger or other green socialist, but viewing clothes (except maybe socks and underwear) as disposable seems very wasteful.

post #3640 of 3928
As long as you buy them from America and throw them away you can be an economic superhero and create tons of jobs. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3641 of 3928
I would bet my "disposable" shirts last at least as long, overall, as many delicate luxury cloths -- even those treated to hand washing and the tender caresses of artisanal cleaners.
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Some people are like that with women. Then again a bespoke Real Doll probably costs less in the long run.

 

So, what cleaning regimen do you use for your Real Doll? I'm particularly curious what you use to get the stains out...

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I'm far from a treehugger or other green socialist, but viewing clothes (except maybe socks and underwear) as disposable seems very wasteful.
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