American Apparel Shrinkage

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ENT, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. ENT

    ENT Senior member

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    I'm sorry if this is a repeat of a previous post. Can anyone tell me how much the American Apparel t-shirts shrink? I'm asking specifically about the fine jersey and 50/50 t's.
     


  2. The Grapist

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    The fine jersey t's shrink about .5" in the chest, but quickly stretch back, and about .5 to 1" in length.
     


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    Is this shrinkage under what conditions? Washing or drying? If they are air dried only will this prevent any shrinkage? I am in the middle area where large is too big and medium is just right without shrinking.
     


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    As far as I'm concerned, I'd love to know about shrinkage with normal washing and drying. I'm not concerned enough to line dry t-shirts.
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    The shrinkage has never seemed too bad to me, and I have a few of their products.
     


  6. The Grapist

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    The chest is consistent when line and machine dried. But again, they stretch back. The length is closer to .5 when line dried, and 1" when machine dried.
     


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    I bought a few baby thermal long sleeve tshirts and henleys and they shrunk about 1" when I put them in the dryer.
     


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