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Starching my shirt?

JawnGault

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Hey guys,
I have a Lacoste oxford shirt that I bought a few years ago. The shirt has gotten softer and lost some of it's stiffness. Will starching and ironing bring this shirt back? Thank you!
 

dragon8

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Starching your shirt will destroy the fabric.
 

rgoldstein

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Starch will stiffen the fabric, but not permanently. What it might do permanently is glue together the fibers of the cotton and make it almost slick. It'll lose some of its texture. Starch sucks. I say just enjoy the fact that you've broken in the shirt. Thats half the fun of owning clothes for a long time!
 

bjornb17

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Starching can help you get a few more uses of an otherwise worn-out shirt, and can make the tired fabric look crisp for a while longer.
 

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