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Shirt says hand wash, will delcate cycle work?

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A Zegna shirt I have says handwash, can I just put on delicate cycle cold water with an easy detergent like Woolite and be ok?
 

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Should be fine. I machine wash all my high end shirts, Borrelli, Finamore, etc. and havent had any problems. I do it on delicate or rinse cycle with cold water and light detergent. Just make sure you turn them inside out to protect the buttons and hang dry them.
 

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For dress shirts, I recommend hand washing the collars and cuffs first, then washing in a mashine with cold water on a delicate setting, and hang drying.
 

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So much friggin hassle.

My shirt is machine washed and heat dried and ironed as needed.
 

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i wash all my shirts with hot water, hand dry and iron with light starch on the fronts, cuffs and collars (since i always wear a jacket i only starch those areas).

I use hot water only on shirts i've washed at least once, and i throw in one of those color catchers, obviously i wash similar colors together.
 

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Originally Posted by tommboy
A Zegna shirt I have says handwash, can I just put on delicate cycle cold water with an easy detergent like Woolite and be ok?


I wouldn't risk it! Had an Orvis silk shirt once which said "handwash only" - which I meticulously did. One day my good wife threw it in the machine on a delicates wash, at 30C and heypresto it fitted my 8 year old!
 

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Originally Posted by Leather man
I wouldn't risk it! Had an Orvis silk shirt once which said "handwash only" - which I meticulously did. One day my good wife threw it in the machine on a delicates wash, at 30C and heypresto it fitted my 8 year old!

Seems a good way to get a SW&D approved fit.
 

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Originally Posted by Sterling Gillette
I never understood why one would even buy a shirt that is not washable...

+1


Do you have front load machine? They tend to be much easier on clothes then the older top load models. I machine wash and then tumble dry all my shirts with no problem. Most are MTM, but a few Canali adn Zegna are in the bunch.
 

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Originally Posted by Leather man
I wouldn't risk it! Had an Orvis silk shirt once which said "handwash only" - which I meticulously did. One day my good wife threw it in the machine on a delicates wash, at 30C and heypresto it fitted my 8 year old!

Is the OP's shirt silk?
 

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