best way to take care of shirts? how often to wash and keep collars clean??

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  1. ferguscan

    ferguscan Senior member

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    What about suits?

    how do you keep them clean pressed?

    cheers


    Dry cleaning is a necessary evil when it comes to suits. Do it as little as possible.

    Stuart
     


  2. rjt65

    rjt65 Well-Known Member

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    thanks Stuart

    what Iused to do with suits and will continue--- the shirts so easier to give em to cleaners-

    what do u guys use to press iron the shirts?

    any tricks steamers etc?

    Richard
     


  3. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Shirts should be washed after every wearing. Even if you only wear it for a couple of hours.

    +1. Even if you you have to soak it in your bathroom sink with some light detergent..
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Wash after every 1-2 wears, Shout on collars, cuffs, and armpits, wash with mild detergent, remove from washer and hang dry.

    I've since given up on ironing, unless I'm due for an interview.

    Shout is applied to my shirt collars and pits, too. Good stuff. I, too, hang dry and rarely have them ironed.
     


  5. ferguscan

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    Shout is applied to my shirt collars and pits, too. Good stuff. I, too, hang dry and rarely have them ironed.

    What kind of polyester are you guys wearing? My cotton shirts are wrinkled as hell after washing and (air) drying. Must iron.
     


  6. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    What kind of polyester are you guys wearing? My cotton shirts are wrinkled as hell after washing and (air) drying. Must iron.

    +1. No iron?? Pls tell me the brand that you wear...
     


  7. rjt65

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    + 1 as well ---dress shirts PITA washing at home ---- used some downy spray to help get wrinkles out but mostly from traveling packing....

    my prior experience with my work dress shirts demanded dry cleaning pressing or lot time ironing...



    is there a magic brand?
     


  8. JayJay

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    + 1 as well ---dress shirts PITA washing at home ---- used some downy spray to help get wrinkles out but mostly from traveling packing....

    my prior experience with my work dress shirts demanded dry cleaning pressing or lot time ironing...



    is there a magic brand?

    BB 100% cotton.
     


  9. Lowndes

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    Well, I never wash any of my dress shirts at home. Never have and never will. Hate laundry. I just take them to the dry cleaners and have them launder them and tell them no starch. Been doing this with all of my shirts for the last 10 years or so and have never had a problem.
     


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    BB 100% cotton.

    how long do they have to hang for? and I would imagine they need to be hung immediately after washing?


    thanks for the input!
     


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    how long do they have to hang for? and I would imagine they need to be hung immediately after washing?


    thanks for the input!

    They're removed from the washing machine immediately. They hang until dry which takes a few hours.
     


  12. Brian_I

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    I've always had problems with ring around the collar. The only thing that has ever worked for me on the tough ones was using Murphy's Oil wood cleaner. Got out the toughest collar stains.

    Now, I just wash them every other wear.
     


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    They're removed from the washing machine immediately. They hang until dry which takes a few hours.
    +1 though I'd add that you should try and iron your shirts before they dry completely if possible as ironing a bone dry shirt is a PITA.
     


  15. rjt65

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    I used to use a spray bottle --with shoes for shining and with shirts when ironing dry...
    +1 though I'd add that you should try and iron your shirts before they dry completely if possible as ironing a bone dry shirt is a PITA.
     


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