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How do you dry your t-shirts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spidercan, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. spidercan

    spidercan Senior member

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    Now I know we tend to be very fussy about clothing, but how do you guys dry your t-shirts? I used to hang dry them, but now I've started to throw them in the dryer (despite all of them saying dry clean only). Unfortunately this has resulted in some considerable shrinkage. Dry cleaning as per the tags usually recommend just seems like such complete overkill.

    I just feel like hang drying t-shirts is such a pain in the ass, especially when i paid $20 for them (even if they retailed for $150 or what-have--you). You have to separate them from your regular laundry, take them to a place to hang them where they won't drip on the hardwood floor, assemble them nicely on the rack etc. Then when they're dry, they always get wrinkled and linty so I have to spend time ironing and delinting them with a clothes brush.

    T-shirts should be simple and unfussy, but then I experience sadness when my favorite t-shirt becomes mid-rift baring. I've tried sizing up, to account for shrinkage, but then it becomes a chancy proposal to determine if the shirt will shrink properly.
     
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    What the hell kind of tee shirts do you have that say dry clean only?

    I have normal cotton ones. I throw them in the dryer, and they're fine.
     
  3. dz-015

    dz-015 Active Member

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    I've never run across a t-shirt that required dry cleaning.

    With that said, for my cotton tees, I know which brands shrink and which have been pre-shrunk, and I will machine or hang dry accordingly.
     
  4. barrettdudley

    barrettdudley Senior member

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    Usually throw mine in the dryer on low for 15-20 minutes, then hang dry. I hang dry on the shower rod so finding a spot is easy. The quick dry prior to hanging generally helps avoid the need to iron afterwards.
     
  5. spidercan

    spidercan Senior member

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    Uh... Jil Sander, CK Collection, Alexander Wang, Armani etc. Yeah they all are either dry clean only or tumble dry. I usually end up hang drying in the bathroom too, but it's on the other side of my house from the dryer, so just a real pain
     

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