I wash mine in warm water on the gentle cycle and hang to dry. I iron when barely damp and then hang overnight before returning them to the closet. They remain perfectly pressed and I (one of a very small minority) find ironing to be occassionally pleasant. If I cannot iron at the appropriate time, I bag them while still quite damp and iron as soon as I am able. I never send shirts out. I steam and brush my suits after each wearing or two and dry clean when soiled or every 12-18 months, except those items worn only seasonally, which are cleaned before being packed in acid free paper placed in acid free boxes, which are then put up on the upper shelves in my closets. I've had very good results this way.
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11/15/04 at 8:38pm