Recently I really scored at the local thrift store. I found three Brooks Brothers shirts for an average price of $5 each. I thought I had really hit the mother lode this time
After I got home, I went to cut the tags off of my shirts, only to find that the knuckleheads who priced the shirts punctured the fabric with the plastic tags. In one case this is on the cuff, in another close to the collar.
I know if I just try to ignore these holes that they will quickly grow, making my shirts a false economy. I didn't buy Brooks Brothers shirts to look like a 1990's Seattle grunge fan.
So, what do you guys do when you find a puncture in nice shirt fabric? Is there a product that can be applied to stop the fraying and keep the hole from growing? The fabric is far too fine to be woven back together like some coarser-knit garments can be.
I have seen people recommend iron on patches, but in these puncture locations it seems as though that will look terrible. Should I iron on a patch from the underside only and leave it there? What brand/make of patch yields the best results for this?
I have heard people suggest Krazy Glue, but then others say that that will ultimately do more harm than good, damaging the fibers around it.
Incidentally, I am going in to the store manager to get them to train the staff on how not to ruin shirts, since this is to be their business.