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Dress Shirt Shrinking

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pkincy, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. pkincy

    pkincy Senior Member

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    I bought a Barneys white french cuff cotton shirt in my size that is way huge on me.

    I wear a 16 neck and it must be a 17+. Should I wash it in hot water and dry it on hot prior to taking it to the laundry??

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Perry
     


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    moosy Senior Member

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    I am no expert but there is no way a 17+ can shrink to a 16. I would sell it.
     


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    measure it. if it's a size 16 the neck shouldn't measure more than 16 3/4" at most. (measure from the center of the button to the end of the button hole.)

    you could also take it back, no?
     


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    Hadn't considered that but I certainly could.

    Perry
     


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    Might be mislabeled. Collar would shrink half an inch at most.
     


  6. pkincy

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    It measures between 16 and 3/4 and 16 and 7/8ths.

    I will try and wash it in hot water and than get it laundered. Maybe Barney's makes there shirts to shrink this much and knows it. If it doesn't I will take it back next time I go to LA. (I bought it at Barney's outlet in Cabazon).

    Bought a great 16/41 the same day from the Zegna outlet and it is perfect. Live and learn. Which is precisely why I bought only one from each. You never know with the outlets what is real goods and what it "special purchase."

    Perry
     


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