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Hugo boss shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GQ Lawyer, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. GQ Lawyer

    GQ Lawyer Senior member

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    I have noticed an alarming and unfortunate trend in my closet....my Hugo Boss dress shirts seem to shrink with each drycleaning. Some of the shirts are to the point where the neck no longer buttons. I am sure this is not my dry cleaner because (a) I use an out-of-the-way hand finished cleaner and (b) NONE of my other dress shirts do this (and some have been laundered many more times than my Boss').

    Does anyone else have this problem. I am not exagerating when I tell you that it is everyone of my Boss shirts (at least 8). What gives?
     
  2. regularjoe

    regularjoe Senior member

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    I've experienced this as well, but only for some of them. However, I was taking them to a regular ol' dry cleaners to have them laundered before I read what actually goes on behind the scenes on this forum and others so I attributed it to that.

    They seem to have come from one particular year. And not all of them either. I think in that span, I bought five and three have the same problem (two from Fall, one from Spring).
     
  3. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    i've never experienced this with boss but i wash my shirts at home and let them drip dry
     
  4. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Both of my Hugo Boss dress shirts have shrunk 0.5" or more in the neck, making them unwearable with a tie.  I should add that up to now I have had all my dress shirts commercially laundered (not dry cleaned) -- a big no-no.  I think the excessive shrinkage of your dress shirts that you have noticed has more to do with the fact that Hugo Boss does not include sufficient extra fabric to account for such shrinkage (an omission that Zegna is also guilty of, as I have unfortunately recently discovered).
     
  5. regularjoe

    regularjoe Senior member

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    I think this is the case although I have yet to run into the same problem with Zegna. The majority of my shirts are from Boss and I've only had the shrinkage problem with 3. I think it also largely depends on where the shirt was manufactured.
     
  6. regularjoe

    regularjoe Senior member

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