• STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Sewn-in collar stays...

BlvdDandy

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2004
Messages
226
Reaction score
1
Should I worry about sending shirts with sewn-in collar stays to the dry cleaners? I send shirts to the "dry cleaners" to have them washed, ironed and folded, but should I do something different for this type of shirt (like actually having them dry cleaned)? Will the collar get messed up if they get washed? Thanks...
 

mkk

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2004
Messages
135
Reaction score
0
I wouldn't worry too much about the washing. I'd worry more about the ironing. On a few shirts with sewn-in collar stays I've seen on the collar leaf a shiny outline/impression of where the collar stays are fixed. Based on what happened years ago when my father washed and ironed his shirts without first removing the removable collar stays(the stays came out mangled) I'd be a little concerned about the state of the fixed stays after cleaning.
 

Kent Wang

Affiliate Vendor
Affiliate Vendor
Dubiously Honored
Joined
May 5, 2005
Messages
5,841
Reaction score
1,399
Ditto on the ironing. I presume this is a dress shirt? If so, that seems like a foolish mistake on the part of the shirtmaker. The only sewn-in collar stays I have are in vintage western shirts that I only wash and don't iron. Those turn out just fine.
 

Shirtmaven

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Dec 26, 2003
Messages
3,493
Reaction score
409
Unless you are doing your own shirt laundry, I would avoid shirts with sewn-in collar stays. The laundries are all quite harsh and will leave an impression of the stay on your collar. Once it is there, it is not going to disapear. Carl www.cego.com
 

Horace

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2004
Messages
1,447
Reaction score
0
I have a few New & Lingwood shirts that have sewn in stays -- I sent them to a expensive cleaner ($6 per shirt) and they were fine -- indeed I didn't even notice that the stays were sewn-in until I started doing shirts myself.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How did Covid-19 impact your personal style?

  • My style hasn't changed at all.

  • My wardrobe hasn't changed but I am wearing casual clothes more often.

  • I invested in new good quality leisure and casual clothes.

  • I invested in new sartorial clothes taking advantage of the sales.

  • I purged my closet during quarantine and I have nothing left to wear.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
444,981
Messages
9,618,402
Members
201,053
Latest member
Shoedreams
Top