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Shrinkage of Threadless Shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by VKK3450, May 11, 2005.

  1. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Apologies, I know its been covered before, but I cant find the thread that its in. Â If someone can point me to the right thread or humor me once again I appreciate it How much shrinkage can one expect with the Threadless Ts? Â After checking the measurements on the website, and then some of my favorite t-s right now, I want to order a med or small, but have no clue how much they will shrink. Â What scares me even more is that it seems that there are different shirt brands used for different prints, so does that mean that I should get a med in one, but a small in another??? Ohhh the woes and perils of online shopping K PS, I know there is some fit discussion in the other threadless thread [​IMG] , but I am looking at shrinkage in the wash.
     


  2. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I received mine today, I could let you know but you'd have to wait...
     


  3. Oltmann

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    I would say, get the small. On their site it says the regular Ts are Fruit of the Loom. So they will be a little bigger and made from a heavier cotton than American Apparel (the styleforum Gold Standard TM.) Since the cotton is heavier, they are less likely to shrink. EDIT: They are actually poly cotton blend.
     


  4. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Thanks Fuuma, but I think I need to order in the next couple of days to get them to my folks so they can carry them over for me.  

    I wonder if all Fruit of the Loom Ts are sized consistently... Poly Cotton shrinks less than straight cotton right?

    K
     


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I tumble dry mine on high, and the shrinkage is considerable. Still, a lot less fitted than AA tees.
     


  6. Oltmann

    Oltmann Senior member

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    Yes, poly-blends shrink less. I bet these are the shirts they use. "Does not shrink or wrinkle." Uh-huh. I think that assumes you hand wash cold and air dry. $2.18 a piece with volume pricing available. This is not an ad, btw.
     


  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    The three shirts are got are:

    -of lesser quality than AA tees but nothing alarming
    -have slightly less fitted bodies than AA tees and sleeves that are a lot looser
    -consistant in size from one shirt to another

    I could take measurement if somebody is interested (size S)
     


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    measurements would be good...I want to compare how accurate they are to what they've got on their site.

    I usually wear medium size t-shirts, but after measuring them and comparing to what's on threadless' sizing guide, I'd need to order an XL (compensating slightly for shrinkage).
     


  9. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Fruit of the Loom t-shirts are pretty much the same sizing as GAP or any other run of the mill t-shirt maker. Max, if you're normally a medium, just go for medium again. If you want to be certain, go for Large. XL is waaaaay overdoing it though. The Fruit of the Loom small fits a little bit smaller than the American Apparel medium.
     


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    Agree---just get your regular size. They shrink maybe 3-5%. Large will be too big, trust me. XL only if you like imitating Easy E.
     


  11. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Thanks All,

    I think I am just going to pick up a couple of mediums for now. Proabably easier to shrink em than to stretch em.

    K
     


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