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My Shirts and Cotton Slacks Are Never Ironed, Pressed, or Dry-Cleaned

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chase H, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    Ever. I toss them in the washing machine. If they're blue, I put them in the hot water with the towels, because I'm a poor college student and the washing machines cost money. The colors go in cold. The whites are washed cold with whites. Throw them in the dryer on delicate setting, pull them out and hang them up right when they start to go dry. If necessary, hang them up in the tiny suite bathroom (actually a plus: the room fills with steam incredibly well) for about ten minutes with the shower on hot. They don't look perfect, but I had one white shirt pressed and did one my way, and a friend couldn't tell the difference once I was wearing them. It probably helped that they were twill, but I'd still say my system works very well.
     
  2. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Revolving is that you?
     
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    Ivar Senior member

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    I have a similar routine. Hate ironing with a passion.
     
  4. Stefan88

    Stefan88 Senior member

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    Sounds to me like you´re wasting huge amounts of hot water/gas (not sure if you pay that yourself), instead of using a minute or two to iron a shirt.
     
  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's cheap where I am to get shirts cleaned and pressed (under 2usd), so I just go to the cleaners twice a month. With pants, the bill probably comes to 40-50 bucks a month, which isn't bad given that with my ironing skill, you definitely CAN tell the difference (also because I don't have a dryer...almost no one here does).

    Every couple of months I bring back over a hundred wire hangers; the cleaners will then do a batch for free.
     
  6. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    The dorm covers that. I would ordinarily abhor being so wasteful, but I cannot afford a high-quality steamer yet, and it really isn't as bad as it sounds. I do something like 8-10 shirts/ jackets/ slacks at once.

    To be honest, I was kind of expecting a lot less "that sounds wasteful" and a lot more "stone the heathen." [​IMG]
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is wasteful (or would be if I didn't return them)

    My utility room:
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  8. Stefan88

    Stefan88 Senior member

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    In that case I understand :D
     

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