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post #91 of 101
Eustace Tilley, I am pleased that you are amused. I take public transit. I choose to do this to stay fit. If a horse were practical in a city, I would own and ride one everywhere.
post #92 of 101
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Eustace Tilley, I am pleased that you are amused. I take public transit. I choose to do this to stay fit. If a horse were practical in a city, I would own and ride one everywhere.

 

Instead of a paper towel, may I suggest you upgrade to CVS' cloth tape - Voxsartoria approved!

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/277068/in-praise-of-cloth-tape/0_100

post #93 of 101
I will look into it immediately, thank you. I wonder if Zegna, etc makes their own tape by harvesting scraps from the shirting fabric bolts. There could be money in this.
post #94 of 101
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Once for even those casual work shirts?! How do you people pack for business trips and vacations? Your suitcase must be full of dress shirts. Literally one for everyday!

I bring one dress shirt for vacations and if needed I wear it over and over.
post #95 of 101
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Sound reasoning.

Hopefully, you are being sarcastic.
post #96 of 101

In the winter I actually wear twice with an undershirt and then hand wash myself.

post #97 of 101

My general rule that applies is a practical one,  if you have not had a haircut for a while then look at the collar neck band, specifically if you have a tendency to overheat your body may trap the moisture of the closed collar band (the heat turning into moisture) and the oils from your neck setting into it thus showing a ring around the collar.  I then proceed to have the shirt washed at my local Chinese Laundry at a cost of $1.75 each (NY City). If the collar only shows a very very light or dull ring and the shirt is not wrinkled badly (as I only wear cotton no quick blends of wash & dry) then I wear it a maximum one more time before it goes to commercial laundering. This is a personal quirk that eeach one has to decide for himself. Ideally once is more than enough, but in todays hard economic time your choices are wearing it again, or the laundry route either doing it yourself or the commercial laundry process. Hope this helps. 

post #98 of 101
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post

I bring one dress shirt for vacations and if needed I wear it over and over.

How about for business trips?
post #99 of 101
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I bring one dress shirt for vacations and if needed I wear it over and over.

I do the same for my boxers!
post #100 of 101
Just wear your shirt, underwear and socks into a hot steamy shower before bed, sleep in them overnight and wear them the next day. Easy peasy.
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Just wear your shirt, underwear and socks into a hot steamy shower before bed, sleep in them overnight and wear them the next day. Easy peasy.

I was going to recommend plastic slip covers of the type that people used to put on furniture to protect it from spills, but I have to confess your idea has a certain Zen simplicity to it. If you make a thermos of coffee the night before and leave an oatmeal bar on your nightstand, you've got this whole morning thing nailed. smile.gif
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