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How do you wash your shirts?

How do you wash your shirts/pants?

  • Launder at the Cleaners

    Votes: 30 17.9%
  • Wash and Iron at Home

    Votes: 140 83.3%

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DrewMill

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I've been debating the value between laundering my shirts/pants at the dry cleaner or washing and ironing my shirts/pants at home. I was curious what you all did. The way I see it it's a trade-off between the convenience of having someone else do it and the wear and tear. Let me know your vote!
 

Torulf

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I see it as a trade-off between convenience and the gratification of taking care, on your own, of the things I care about. Doing this is meaningful and worthwhile.
 

usctrojans31

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There is an option missing. I normally wash and iron at home but take my shirts to the cleaners every 5-6 wears or so as they can bring additional life into the shirt. Found it's a good way to extend their life cycle.
 

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There is an option missing. I normally wash and iron at home but take my shirts to the cleaners every 5-6 wears or so as they can bring additional life into the shirt. Found it's a good way to extend their life cycle.
I only wash mine every 5ish wears.

I hand wash wool pants, machine wash chinos etc
 

A Canuker

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I wash mine every third wear and air dry. I have a system of moving them around and switching the direction of the hanger to indicate which wear I am on, third time they go into a hamper.

I don't dry clean them and have never lost or broke a button, this alone makes me feel its worth the effort.
 

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I wash my shirts after every wear. I soak in vinegar and scrub the collar and arm pits with oxyclean. I wash them on a warm cycle in the machine.
 

bdavro23

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I wash my shirts after every wear. I soak in vinegar and scrub the collar and arm pits with oxyclean. I wash them on a warm cycle in the machine.
I do something similar but sub Fels Naptha in for the OxyClean, and I only do it every quarter or so. My shirts get sent out otherwise...
 

Torulf

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I do something similar but sub Fels Naptha in for the OxyClean, and I only do it every quarter or so. My shirts get sent out otherwise...
Yeah, I’m on your wavelength man, Fels Naptha, where can I find that shit...
 

lordsuperb

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I do something similar but sub Fels Naptha in for the OxyClean, and I only do it every quarter or so. My shirts get sent out otherwise...
I used octagon soap bars for years until they started getting too expensive on eBay. I’ve come to the realization that Oxyclean does a faster job in treating the shirts.
 

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Oxyclean spray on collars and cuffs or just the powder in the wash? Or liquid detergent?
 

bdavro23

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I used octagon soap bars for years until they started getting too expensive on eBay. I’ve come to the realization that Oxyclean does a faster job in treating the shirts.
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I use this sometimes instead of the Fels Naptha.

Honestly, the biggest difference I've seen in my shirts is when I switched to an aerosol anti-perspirant and started using using a Clarisonic face scrubber on my neck. I dont really get any stains or discoloration anymore.
 

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Soak in clean bucket with some Laundress soap for 8-12 hours in lukewarm water to cool water. Darker colors separate from whites. Pre-treat collar and cuff dirt with stain bar or spray type stain treatment. After soaking - drain, lightly wring out, place each shirt individually into mesh laundering bag to keep buttons from cracking. Machine wash quick gentle cycle with extra rinse. Hang dry, hand iron. Ironing shirts for me is like a meditative escape from day-to-day household chaos of a toddler and four dogs.
 
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