The client who orders 60 shirts is not as rare as you might think. If you head a multi-national business, you may have three or four homes in which you regularly reside. If your travels take you for 1-2 weeks per home, 15 shirts per home would be about right. We often take orders for a certain number of shirts and are asked to make 3 or 4 of each. These are then packaged one per fabric into separate shipping cartons. Each carton is then sent to a different address. Milano Style
With shirts and suits, I'll get rid of them not because it is worn out, but its because I am tired of wearing it. Shirt needs to be replaced every season I think.
You sound like my kind of guy. C'mon over. To All
Yes, I was kidding about the 60 shirts. Not so, however, about the re-oxygenation. Shirts should be given 'hang time' inbetween each wearing. The cotton fibers do need time to rejuvenate. How long? If you have a sun-filled room where the air is nicely purified, a couple of weeks should do it. Dank, dark, back-alley city window - or no window at all? Give 'em a month or more (and consider moving). Don't
, even if you have that beautiful sun-filled room, hang the shirts in the Sun. They will fade - absolutely and unevenly and unslowly. PPV
Ideally, though in realistic circumstances, how long could one expect for a well made shirt to last? If I were to buy a host of classically styled shirts, can I expect to get a long life out of them?
I expect 50-75 wearings from collars & cuffs, which will then need refurbishing, and 200+ wearings from the shirt body. I often receive shirts which are 15 years old for new collar & cuffs, not so often of 20 years, a few older than 25, and one which had achieved an age of 28. Personally, I have quite a few shirts more than 20 years old and at least a half-dozen suits of similar age. Oldest shirt is 30; oldest suit is 31. Ken
Totally agree. Once, I only let a shirt breathe for 56 days and it completely lost some shape.
How could you? You oughta be ashamed. 3 days of no posting for you.