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Dress shirt care

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scraper, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. scraper

    scraper Member

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    Just recenty bought a few dress shirts with built in collar stays and am concerned about having them proffesionally claeaned and starched at a dry cleaner and being left with an unsightly shirt with visible markings around the stays. Do you think that this is a viable concern? Anyone have this experience?
     
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    one suggestion...DO NOT STARCH
     
  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Yes this is a valid concern. There's nothing you can really do to prevent some shine, short of cutting out the stays or telling your cleaners to go easy on them. I don't suggest using starch either.

    I recently found a trick you might try if the collar gets a shine from pressing on the stays: dab with a solution of diluted white vinegar (2 tablespoons to a quart of water I think, though I'd have to check) on a soft cloth, then press lightly. Haven't tried it yet, but it was in a tailoring book I have. Try in an inconspicuous place first as with any "trick".

    From now on, buy shirts with removable stays.
     
  4. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    2 posts- 2 references to your web site. There are lots of people on this Forum who have similar web sites (disclaimer- myself included) and lots of knowledge.


    Please tone down the self promotion.
     

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