Solution: When non-iron shirts don't need laundering except for the collar stains...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, May 9, 2011.

  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    If you haven't experienced the miracle of non-iron shirts,
    you simply have no idea how perfect these shirts look even after 3 wears.

    My shirts look immaculate after a day or work.
    It just makes no sense to bring them to a dry cleaner.

    The only stain is on the collar after about 2-3 wears.
    The rest of the shirt is still immaculate, and look like it's just been dry cleaned.

    With cloth tape, I think I can extend the cycle before some dirt finally shows up on my cuffs.

    I will keep SF updated on my experiment.

    Oh, I'm not interested in washing my clothing in my sink.
    If you sweat or spill a lot, this won't work for you.




    Good point. I just don't like washing dress shirts. Maybe I'm just not used to it, b/c you can't do this with regular dress shirts.
    Or maybe b/c I think the collar stain won't come out 100% like at the dry cleaner.


    ever hear of detergent??
     


  2. edmorel

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  3. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Ter, those were supposed to be 2 unrelated statements:

    1) Oh, I'm not interested in washing my clothing in my sink.
    2) If you sweat or spill a lot, this won't work for you.
     


  4. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Senior member

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    Or maybe b/c I think the collar stain won't come out 100% like at the dry cleaner.


    You seem to have really bad luck with said collar stain. Never have experienced such a foe.
     


  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Ter, those were supposed to be 2 unrelated statements:

    1) Oh, I'm not interested in washing my clothing in my sink.
    2) If you sweat or spill a lot, this won't work for you.


    ok pigpen..
    do you think that if you are leaving sweat stains on your collars that the rest of you shirt is not subject to the same. as someone said, this isn't a 3rd world country...wash after EVERY wear!
     


  6. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    You seem to have really bad luck with said collar stain. Never have experienced such a foe.

    Lady Macbeth had a similar problem. Reevolving's past sins must be more extensive than we previously surmised.
     


  7. viator

    viator Senior member

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    If you have 20 shirts, you only need to go to the cleaners every 2 weeks. It doesn't really strike me as much of a hassle, to be honest. Plus, in many places these days the cleaners will pick up and deliver your clothes.

    As an aside, I wonder what all that adhesive is doing to the fabric on the collars.
     




  8. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    ok pigpen..
    do you think that if you are leaving sweat stains on your collars that the rest of you shirt is not subject to the same.


    Try to use your brain !

    No other part of the shirt makes such snug contact with your body..

    Also, if the collar doesn't fit perfectly, there can be slight "ridging" where you will have select parts of the collar serving as the entire contact point.

    So, yes, the rest of the shirt is immaculate, while the collar dirties at a faster rate.
     


  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Are you wearing short sleeves, or are you not looking at the inside of your cuffs?
     


  10. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    I practically don't sweat and take a shower two-three times a day and yet I wouldn't dare wear the same shirt more than two days in a row (those being exceptionally cold days and shirt being worn for less than 2 hours on day one). You may not smell your own sweat, but rest assured that others do. Disgusting, I say.
     


  11. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    I'm starting to think that Reevolving is a performance artist, which is the fancy IRL word for "troll."
     


  12. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    I'm starting to think that Reevolving is a performance artist, which is the fancy IRL word for "troll."

    I'm pretty sure he's dead serious. He did spend money on that ridiculous Indochino jacket, remember?
     


  13. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    I will say that is somewhat annoying when you wear a shirt for half a day, without going to lunch eve, and get home and take it off only to think: damn I don't need to wash this. Of course the shirt ends up in my pile of dirty clothes because I am lazy to hang up, not necessarily because I am eager to wash it.

    Then again, I don't have a job wear I wear jacket and tie everyday, so maybe my thinking is skewed.
     


  14. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    I'm pretty sure he's dead serious. He did spend money on that ridiculous Indochino jacket, remember?

    Surely a small price to pay for one of our venerable bigtimers if they were his sockpuppeteer, though, right?
     


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