How do you guys wash your fancy expensive t-shirts

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  1. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    I just got a t-shirt thats more pricey than my usual tees (although it'd still be cheap by some of your guys' standards [​IMG]), and just wondering how do you guys wash them to ensure they dont fade/deteriorate/shrink, etc? Thanks
     
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    I don't have any fancy expensive t-shirts (unless $50 qualifies), but for all of my shirts that I do want to keep in excellent shape (which is only one or two anyway), I wash them on cold then hang dry them.
     
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    Don't you know that you're not supposed to wash your t-shirts for at least 6 months before the first wash. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Wash inside out on warm or cold and tumble dry low or wrap in a towel to dry.
     
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    I always wash in cold. If I am being anal retentive, I'll hang dry them, otherwise, tumbledry warm... A t-shirt is a t-shirt.
     
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    would hang-drying the tee stretch it out?
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    (Brian SD @ June 07 2005,12:38) I don't have any fancy expensive t-shirts (unless $50 qualifies), but for all of my shirts that I do want to keep in excellent shape (which is only one or two anyway), I wash them on cold then hang dry them.
    would hang-drying the tee stretch it out?
    Actually, I meant flat dry. A serious pain in the butt.
     
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    If you want to be super anal use the burrito method we suggest for good sweaters: Lay them in a towel while wet, shape them properly, then lay another towel over the top and roll the whole thing up (not technically like a burrito, I guess) and leave for a few hours or so. Then take it out and lay it out to air dry overnight if it's still damp.
     

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