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Shrinking linen

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kalra2411, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Linen (short sleeve black shirt).

    It was the last one in the shop (Gucci), so at haste I bought it, only to find when I brought it home, it was too large for me. Is there any way I can shrink the Linen (i.e. Cold wash).

    I am aware that I can take it to a tailor, however, that would take too long.

    Any ideas how to shrink it?
     
  2. SwaG

    SwaG Well-Known Member

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    i was just thinking about that for a linen jacket i have...and in fact, a shirt too.

    Probably not for the jacket, i guess i'll have to wait and see with you for the shirt.

    good call,
    IG
     
  3. Shirtmaven

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    Linen is not sanforized. If you wash it and put it in a dryer, it will shrink.

    If the garment looks like it was prewashed then you will not get the desired shrinkage.
     
  4. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    Should I wash it in cold or hot water?
     
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    the hotter the water and the higher the heat of the dryer, the greater the shrinkage
     
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    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, will get the maid to try it now.
     
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    obnoxious. humility is a quality one ought to have acquired either while being brought up in or while creating wealth. why not just say, "i'll try that now." (sorry, j, steve [​IMG] )
     
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    (hermes @ 23 July 2004, 8:19) the hotter the water and the higher the heat of the dryer, the greater the shrinkage
    Thanks, will get the maid to try it now.
    Who is in your avatar by the way?
     
  9. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    (kalra2411 @ 23 July 2004, 12:47)
    the hotter the water and the higher the heat of the dryer, the greater the shrinkage
    Thanks, will get the maid to try it now.
    Who is in your avatar by the way?
    That is me, at the recent wedding of my daughter.
     
  10. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    People in England do not have a superiority complex. I do realise that Americans do, after all, that is what their country is about - escaping from the British hieratical social standing system. I obviously did not mean to cause offense, but in England, people would think nothing of such a comment. EDIT: Also, if I said what you told me to say, it would be a lie.
     
  11. dorian

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    I am English, Kalra, but congratulations on an imaginative retort.
     
  12. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, then you must be in the north, or at the very least not in the Westend.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Thanks. I don't think I'd be a liar if I said that you speak for most members of the forum.

    Apologies on my part too.

    BTW, I'm under the impression that most Brits are very much against archaic class system that was exasperated during the Victorian era. Thus the tradition (I've never experienced it myself, but just heard from English friends) of everyone buying their round at the pub, whether they work in the factory or own the factory.
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Between Dorian and Kalra, I know who I'd buy a beer for and who I'd spill his beer (sorry, I meant really expensive whiskey, or perhaps a frou frou drink) on.

    Last peep out of me, Steve and J, I promise.
     
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    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that is probably true outside of the Westend these days, but as I am in the westend, I have no need to worry about such views.
     
  16. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    You guys are getting me wrong, I was informing you Dorian, it was not a retort;

     
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    West End would be an understatement, Kalra, so let us end this now before ego begins to steer this where you do not want to go. Good evening. (j, steve.... I am penitent...I am penitent&#33[​IMG] In response to your last message: fair enough.
     
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    (dorian @ 23 July 2004, 11:19) obnoxious. humility is a quality one ought to have acquired either while being brought up in or while creating wealth. why not just say, "i'll try that now." (sorry, j, steve [​IMG] )
    People in England do not have a superiority complex. I do realise that Americans do, after all, that is what their country is about - escaping from the British hieratical social standing system. I obviously did not mean to cause offense, but in England, people would think nothing of such a comment. EDIT: Also, if I said what you told me to say, it would be a lie.
    Kalra, you never cease to amuse.
     
  19. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

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    By the way it worked, the linen shirt shrank, and now it fits me, thanks.
     
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    Is the maid still inside?
     

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