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post #61 of 101
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Originally Posted by SVS View Post
Once and only once. I wouldn't even consider wearing a shirt twice.

I'd consider a jack or pants, but never a shirt.

This.

Unless you're still in school, you're a gentleman now and your occupation allows you the extra $1.25 to have your shirt cleaned after 1 wearing.

Summer - pants every wear
Winter - pants every other wear

Jackets at discretion. They shouldn't accumulate much filth at all.
post #62 of 101
Once. I wash and iron my shirts myself. Ironing takes about 5-7 minutes per shirt. (How can some of you guys not know how to do laundry?)
post #63 of 101
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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
Once. I wash and iron my shirts myself. Ironing takes about 5-7 minutes per shirt. (How can some of you guys not know how to do laundry?)
For some of us, it's not a question of not knowing - it is a question of patience and time/effort. While I like my clothes, I'd rather not spend whatever little free time I have taking care of them. Besides, the dry cleaner does a better job (for the most part) any way.
post #64 of 101
metlon
better?
do you have really good shirts or just.....
if you have seen how a laundry operates.....
post #65 of 101
Can anyone tell me how often a flannel sportshirt should be washed? Or a knit polo shirt?
post #66 of 101
Some of you characters stink.
post #67 of 101
Just got a rowenta board and iron and man it's not that hard, but the sleeves are a biatch on my fc shirts. I can't ever get them right after 5 shirts. It's such a pain any tips for sleeves? It's tough because they get so bunchy out of the wash and line dry and I end up ironing in the wrinkles from the layer below.

I'll give it a try next time right ouf the wash, that is actually more convienent for me then having to line dry them.
post #68 of 101
lolz, use a sleeveboard. Always do the cuffs and sleeves before the rest of the shirt.

post #69 of 101
I guess i'm also in the minority of using shirts ~3 times before laundering. Though, i'm a grad student and never wear a tie/buttoned collar at work, so I have much less worry of getting rings around the collar. I also always wear an undershirt so have no worries about pit sweat. My only trouble is keeping track of which shirts have been worn how often, since I rarely get to the point were a shirt noticeably smells.

This is for the colder months though. Since I have a long walk to campus (~20 mins) I'm sure I'll begin laundering my shirts after a single wear in the summer months.
post #70 of 101
Once as with any shirt.

Utterly disgusting to do otherwise.
post #71 of 101
Once and only once. But I usually hand wash my shirts.
post #72 of 101
I wear my shirts at least a few times before laundering. I rarely wear a tie, and often the shirt is worn for several hours only, so circumstances are a bit different from those of you who wear one all day in a business environment. Also not much of a "shvitzer" so that is (or is not) a factor. Don't own an iron, so take them to be "hand-finished" to French Cleaners in Back Bay. Costs a little more, but they do a great job.
post #73 of 101
Two ironing tips from personal experience: one, use distilled water in your iron. A jug of it costs less than a buck at most drugstores, which is far cheaper than replacing your darker-colored shirts when the mineral stains set in.

Two, use a solid ironing surface such as the one pictured above. Using ironing boards with awful metal grid patterns can press that pattern into your shirt, ironing pad notwithstanding.
post #74 of 101

Ok, Im guessing wearing once refers to dressy shirts that you wear a tie and tuck into your pants with.

 

The question I have is how many times do you wear normal button up shirts before washing.  You know the kind that isn't meant to be tucked in usually worn casually with thicker material.

post #75 of 101
In the Spring and Summer ONCE, though sometimes in the Fall-Winter I can get by with twice if I only wear the shirt for a short time, like an hour or two. One unsolicited tip is upon removing the shirt, to use a small scrub brush (nail type) on the collar and cuffs with a mild soap to loosen any stains. When it comes back from the launderers, it looks like new. I don't know how but I can walk thorough a museum or a library, not touch ANYTHING and still come home with stains on my cuffs and collar. It's a talent.smile.gif
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