Shrinkage of Borrelli and Lorenzini

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Do these shirts shrink a lot? I know its hard to judge but in general do they shirk quite a bit or just a little/none.
     
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    Mike C. Senior member

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    You'd throw these in the dryer?.?. I'd suggest hand washing or dry cleaning.
     
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    Well Mike, you can shrink clothing items by washing them in hot water. That being said, I dry my shirts in the gentle / delicate cycle on my dryer at low heat. Works wonders.

    As well dry cleaning is not good for shirts, best to wash them at home.

    Jon.
     
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    demeis Senior member

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    I do the same if i have time i handwash (which is rare) i mostly do them on delicates in the washer then dry them on low/delicates in the dryer
     
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    It's been my experience that, with Borrelli, there's little or no shrinkage, whereas with Lorenzini there's plenty of shrinkage.
     
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    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    do not put any valuable and washable clothes in a dryer.. Just dry them naturally. I've been told that washing in cold water does a little damage on cloth, it's the heat that kills the fabric.
     
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    Miss Doubtfire talked...
     
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    Hmmm, my experience with Lorenzini is different from drljva's. I hand wash them and have never noticed any shrinkage.
     
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    Italian shirts tend to be pre-shrunk.

    koji
     
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    I wash and dry shirts as delicately as possible. I tried the hang drying for a while and got too impatient.
     
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    The folks at NM tell me that Lorenzini has improved in this regard, so my opinion may be dated -- as I really haven't touched a Lorenzini shirt in a couple of years (unless you count the Zegna Nap. C. shirts that I have; I'm told those were made by Lorenzini, but I am not certain...).
     

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