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The WAYWT Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Eason, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    nice cardigan, I posted a month ago saying they would sell out at full price. nothing left but a size 44. Good for you, grabbing one.

    Jeans look good but I would have paired the cardi with a darker color or light grey.
     
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  2. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    you could just buy shirts that fit?
     
  3. dls6128

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    No hate but I dunno why you're taking issue with this, he's buying shirts that fit after a wash. It's basically like buying a shirt and tailoring it. No idea why he posted it for a WAYWT but that's another matter
     
  4. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I'm not convinced that shirt is gonna fit after a wash, I guess we'll see.
     
  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Surely your kind and helpful attitude will have him rushing back for an update.
     
  6. Xhale12

    Xhale12 Senior member

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    Should I get a smaller size.... I've always been under the assumption that shirts like this shrink.... Any shirts in general if made of cotton. At least that has been my experience with them. Even after only using cold water and air drying. How big does it look? Its a medium.

     
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  7. Xhale12

    Xhale12 Senior member

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    If not I will just get it tailored. No big deal.
     
  8. James_M

    James_M Senior member

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    Yes, it will shrink just like denim because they are both made from cotton and that's what cotton does. It's most noticeable in the length.
     
  9. DLester

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    It will shrink if he puts it in the dryer on high heat, not if he hang dries. But if it puts it in the dryer on high heat, it will not last long.

    (I don't know why I felt the need to weigh in on this)
     
  10. Xhale12

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    Can't I just get it tailored then?
     
  11. jslade

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    Uh... yes... you can?
     
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  13. rennavate

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    Do shirts really not shrink if hung to dry (and washed in cold water)? I mean, I've had shirts where I swear they've still shrunk, and I never put them into the dryer. Maybe I'm just getting fat!
     
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    gfreeman vs pbateman: who has the better glasses?
     
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  16. reedobandito

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    I like the hair the way it is. And french cuffs + cufflinks is a little bzzzzzarrre without a jacket
     
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    looks like common projects dress shoe
     
  19. BB1

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    Both the washing machine and the clothes dryer can each cause clothing to shrink. Heat + agitation is what causes cotton fabric to shrink. The washing machine provides warm water + agitation, while the clothes dryer is similar with its heat + tumbling action.

    If you want to minimize the amount of shrinkage caused by the washing machine then use cold water and no agitation. Just agitate the items lightly by hand instead. This is what I usually do.

    Also, I've noticed most higher quality Japanese labels tend to not shrink much (if any), even when placed in the drier. I would still like to hear an explanation for why this is. Do they actually preshrink everything as part of the manufacturing process or are their fabrics somehow more resilient against shrinkage?
     
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  20. Teger

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    the washing machine senses that you paid $400 for that tshirt and honors and respects it. that's why it shrinks less.
     
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