Shirt shrinking question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Suppose someone (not myself, probably my cleaner or a family member) cleaned a dress shirt and dried it in a dryer, rather than hanging it, and as a result the shirt shrunk. Is it at all possible that after several trips through the cleaning cycle, the threads might relax somewhat and the shirt could return to (close to) its original dimensions?

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    Drinkwaters Senior member

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    No, it's finished. Get a hamper with three sections, delicate, white and regular wash. Delicates always cold water and hang to dry.
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Damn. And that's a shirt I paid retail price for. Time for Ebay I guess.
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I have stretched jeans back out while wet, but I don't know if this would work for shirt fabric. It's probably time to say goodbye.
     

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