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timpoblete

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I would take you up on that if I were 13 years old again!
Nepenthes NY usually has a big stock of quick-release belts in store. Worth emailing them for sizes.
 

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Just picked up the camp shirt in black floral print (100% rayon), size small. The sizing is wild! I own another camp shirt from this season (100% cotton), also size small, and that shirt fit me relaxed but quite well.

Measurements on the small rayon shirt:
chest - 24"
shoulder - 20"
length - 30"

Almost 2" larger in all dimensions compared to my other shirt! Is this because I should expect a lot of shrinkage from the fabric? Any owners of this shirt have experience with washing? The tag says hand wash and line dry or dry clean.

I'm considering risking a machine wash and maybe tumble dry to get a fit more to my liking. Bad idea?
 

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Thanks for the data points! I'll probably try just a machine wash first to see what happens. I like a relaxed fit but this is a bit much for me.

Reading up on the tensile properties of rayon, it is apparently also prone to warping/distortion as well as shrinking. Anybody notice any of that happen? I'd hate to make the situation worse.
 
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I have the Hawaiian floral camp shirt from last year, also 100% rayon. It has shrunken at least 1 size after a cold machine wash, now it fits slim instead of the relaxed fit I prefer.
Good to know - I have worn mine like once and never washed it because it was so big on me.
 

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Just note, that rayon is meant to be dry clean only. Every time you wash it, you may experience shrinkage. it's not like cotton, where it reaches a point where it won't get smaller. I washed my camp shirt once in cold and it was fine, only to wash it again and have it shrink a whole size. So just be aware.
 

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Just note, that rayon is meant to be dry clean only. Every time you wash it, you may experience shrinkage. it's not like cotton, where it reaches a point where it won't get smaller. I washed my camp shirt once in cold and it was fine, only to wash it again and have it shrink a whole size. So just be aware.
Just had the same experience as you.

I had washed my rayon camp shirt twice with no shrinkage and today for the 3rd time and it shrunk about half a size.
 

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