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  1. FlyingHorker

    How much does linen shrink after washing?

    I'm getting a safari jacket made from linen, tailor did make it clear he would wash the fabric before cutting. Would there be any more shrinkage if I threw it in the wash on a delicate cycle?
  2. squalidozzi

    Best Detergents and Stain Removers: Laundry Megathread

    I was mildly surprised to have come up with zero results after a forum search for detergent/stain remover recommendations! Tweaked my search terms a bit and then found a few small threads on laundering, but no good ones focused on products, so I figured I'd start a thread as a resource for...
  3. Chich

    Removing sweat from Dry Clean Only suit

    Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I have a few MTM suits which I rotate for work and air out in a poorly (?) ventilated room (standard living room, no open windows) while not in use. Unfortunately it seems as though the woollen patch "sweat guard" sewn into my underarm lining is beginning to...
  4. whatmatrix

    Dry Cleaners break buttons

    Hi Styleforum, I have some issues with dry cleaners. Over the time, dry cleaners slowly break buttons in dress shirts or cardigans. Expensive shirts tend to break quickly as they have pearl buttons, not the plastic ones. How would you deal with breaking buttons? I replaced few buttons with...
  5. patrickBOOTH

    For those who wash their own dress shirts - Do you mix with other clothes?

    For those out there who wash their own dress shirts, do you always wash them with just dress shirts, or will you throw in other clothes as well? Such as underoos, socks, under shirts, bath towels, etc. Why or why not?
  6. Saturdays

    What is the proper way to wash/dry/iron my Polo Shirts?

    Some of my Ralph Lauren Polo shirts collars seem to align incorrectly, the left side of the collar will fold shorter than the right side. When calling Polo RL about it the lady told me she takes hers to the dry cleaners, but I have a lot of Polos and i am not gonna exclusively take them to the...
  7. beltfed80

    Why is hand washing suits bad.

    I am assuming a similar thread already exists, but I was unable to find it. I was wondering WHY is it not ok to hand wash a suit? I have read again and again in the forums not to do it, but have found no real explanations. I have a wool/cashmere suit that had developed such a shine that it was...
  8. fat al

    Bleach turned a white shirt pink - suggestions?

    Had an accident recently with my favourite Dunhill shirt: a new brand of sunscreen (P20 - an alcohol based apply-once-a-day) stained it. Where the shirt rubbed left yellow stains. Pretty ugly. Shirt is ruined as it is (standard stain treatment did very little to improve), so I decided to soak it...
  9. dbtbandit67

    "Wash with Like Colors" problem

    As someone that has very few clothes I get annoyed every time I read "wash with like colors" because i dont have enough colors to justify a full-on wash. I own a pair of khakis from GAP that i really like and i'm starting now to take care of my clothes but i cant wash with like colors because i...
  10. seesee

    How often do you wash your office pants?

    I was told I should wear my pants a times before washing. I am wondering how many times you wear your pants before washing.
  11. houserichichi

    Buttons open or closed when machine washing shirts?

    I suppose the title sums it up. Do you close all, some, or none of the buttons on your shirt when you machine wash them (front, gauntlet, cuff)? Any other details? Collars left turned down or do you flip them up? Turnback cuffs; do you unturn them or leave them folder back on themselves?

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