Oli you'll have to come down to the big smoke and move in with fxh. Only way this will get resolved.
The other option is Shop For Shops. Got me a dozen wide-shouldered timber suit hangars for less than $40.
Keep an eye out for bow ties on Mr Porter. I got my black satin self-tie bow from them.
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edit: the bow tie was from Brooks Brothers (but off the Mr Porter webstore).
Deer bone for cordovan. All day.
I wash my shirts on cold on the 15 min cycle of the front-loader and hang immediately on wooden hangers, top button done-up, shirt eased out over a hanger and shaped - on the back of the laundry door on a rack just for my workshirts. With this regimen, I reckon I get an extra 18months out of my shirts - my TM lewin shirts (worn once a week) are 3 years old and have no sign of wear - just a nice soft run-in appearance. I do occasionally use a 30 degree wash rather than a cold wash. No real shrinkage either. I do notice that every 3 months or so I get a slight build-up of dirt on the inside, a sort of patina (he he) - so I just soak them in hot water laced with vinegar for a few hours and then napisan over night. My wife accidentally put a new shirt on a hot wash and the colour bled to other shirts - one shirt seemed to attract the bleed to the armpits - whilst the armpits were not visibly stained or dirty they must have had some sort of residue. This shirt is now reserved for inside jumpers!
One neat trick (IMHO) is to practise on your thigh just above the knee, while you're seated. My arms got tired after the first few [hundred] attempts.
Hmm I never use mesh bags, I just use no / low spin? Is that the same effect?