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How long do your shirts last?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kolecho, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Sep 28, 2004
    greater chicago
    5-6 years old shirts..... I am amazed they last that long. What cloth are these made from?

    these are indian made bespoke shirts, from 100 percent cotton.

    I hadn't lost a single button until I had some 3 year old shirts, by the way
  2. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    May 7, 2006
    Hong Kong
    I have possibly 20% of my shirts on hangers. The rest I've folded away for storage basically because I don't have the space to hang them up. I'm not going to throw any away. Sometimes I wonder just why I have so many, but then sometimes I'm grateful that they're mostly classically style and won't go out of fashion, and barring moths/mould etc, should last for quite a while. Doesn't stop me looking though - some nice Turnbull and Assers or even another Janzten [​IMG]
  3. auto90403

    auto90403 Senior member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Santa Monica, California/McLean, Virginia
    About 20 years ago, when I had my first "real" job, I owned about 150-175 dress shirts from Nieman Marcus. (Plus the 20-30 I bought at Brooks, New & Lingwood and other places.) My stepfather's sister would tell Nieman Marcus to send her brother some shirts. Since stepdad had his shirts made, he'd just send the boxes on to me.

    It was great having that many shirts. Even I didn't really have the space to store them in ways that I could select the one I wanted. I got to be pretty sloppy about taking care of them. why worry about finding a good cleaner when a fresh shipment would arrive any day.
  4. JR_Rider

    JR_Rider Senior member

    Jun 26, 2006
    Bull City, NC
    I have found that drying dress shirts is what takes the biggest tole on them. I always let my dress shirts air dry, and that seems to help.
  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

    Jul 17, 2006
    This is true in my experience as well.

    I wear dress clothes 3X a week and I am getting years of use from my Kiton shirts. I use Tide HE powder in a front loader Maytag and hang the shirts up and then iron when slightly damp. I'm very surprised how well Kiton holds up given how then some of my shirts are. I like thin shirts since they breathe so well and are comfortable in this Georgia heat.
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