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Band of Outsiders shirt shrinkage

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I just got my first band of outsiders oxford button up and it fits perfect (size XS), though I wouldn't mind the shirt being an inch longer. Anyway, my concern with the shirt is washing it and shrinkage. I was curious if anyone had any experience with how much BoO oxford shirts shrink. I'm afraid I may have to Dry Clean Only this shirt, but that got me wondering if buying up to a size small and shrinking that down in the wash would be a good idea. Anyone have any experience or thoughts?


PS - sorry if a discussion on this already exists. Tried searching and couldn't find it.
 

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If it fits perfect, you should machine wash it and hang dry it. In fact, this is how you should wash all your shirts (dry cleaning a shirt won't effectively remove sweat, oils, etc as well as washing). If you need to shrink something, put it in the dryer. Otherwise, it's not worth the risk.
 

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A shirt that fits perfect when new will be too small after wash.

Neck will be tighter, sleeve shorter, and overall length even shorter.

Do you have a large GI Joe action figure that can use the shirt?
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
A shirt that fits perfect when new will be too small after wash.

Neck will be tighter, sleeve shorter, and overall length even shorter.

Do you have a large GI Joe action figure that can use the shirt?


Unfortunately GI Joe's wear one size larger than me.
 

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better to ask this question on SW & D

shirts shrink on average 2-3%
 

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