Random Fashion Questions: Clothing Care


TCB
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3548 posts since 5/7/11

posted 20 Aug 2018 14:10, edited 20 Aug 2018 14:10
I've had a look through but can't see any threads relating to this which is surprising. If i have missed it feel free to redirect me and I'll post there instead…

Any tips for keeping t-shirts looking fresh? I seem to buy a basic tees on a near monthly basis as they look shit after a few washes. Is dry cleaning easier on the materials or washing by hand a better option?
toin
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1659 posts since 1/4/13

20 Aug 2018 14:46
I find its easiest to just replace them. Tshirts, especially light coloured ones look like shit quickly.

‘Oxy’ sprays do wonders on most stains for me though.
bertoni
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945 posts since 29/9/11

20 Aug 2018 14:47
I really think you just need to buy quality in the first place (not insinuating you're buying shit Smiling ). You tried Lady White Co. tees? Best i've tried.
crutch
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381 posts since 22/11/12

20 Aug 2018 14:57
always wash whites separately, I add an 'oxy' powder for whites too which seems to help. Don't wash hot or tumble dry.
toin
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1659 posts since 1/4/13

20 Aug 2018 15:13
bertoni wrote: I really think you just need to buy quality in the first place (not insinuating you're buying shit Smiling ). You tried Lady White Co. tees? Best i've tried.

Are they worth the dough? Usually get muji organic cotton tees. They do the trick but after a year or so need to get replaced, especially the white ones due to deo stains.
bertoni
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945 posts since 29/9/11

20 Aug 2018 15:23
I stopped using deodorant a while back….fucked up every tee I ever owned. Just wash the pits more regular Smiling Honestly rate the quality of their tees. Same goes for Iron Heart tees i've had in the past. Flathead ones are bombproof an' all. Some older Carhartt Heritage ones have held up well too.
Davinho
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2193 posts since 2/12/08

20 Aug 2018 15:36
Can honestly say I’ve got t-shirts from Old navy that I paid $5 each for in US that have held up just as well as some of the expensive t-shirts I own (Velva sheen, lady white etc.) and those uniqlo U tees are great. I think washing/drying has a lot to do with it.

Dont put too much stuff in the washing machine to start with, more than 2/3’s full is too much.

Use short washes on 30 and 40 degrees, unless your clothes are dirty they don’t need washed > 1hr
Separate darks, colours, light colours and defo whites. Don’t dry on radiators or in tumble dryer.
crutch
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381 posts since 22/11/12

20 Aug 2018 15:40
Any tips for getting rid of deodorant stains, that builds up over time in the pits of a tee? Tried bicarbonate of soda + vinegar but it's a bit of a ballache and doesn't really work that well. So annoying as it's ruined so many tees that are otherwise fine.
subfunktion
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2462 posts since 13/5/06

20 Aug 2018 15:54
Isn't lemon supposed to be good for that?
nothingelseworked
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3151 posts since 21/2/10

20 Aug 2018 16:24
Switch to anti-perspirant, will prevent major sweatage, which is what normally mixes with whatever you put on your pits and causes staining.

Or try a different deodorant 'cause some are just plain shite.

Or roll-on.
TCB
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3548 posts since 5/7/11

20 Aug 2018 16:30
This stuff is pretty good.

Crackajack
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6971 posts since 21/4/05

20 Aug 2018 17:59
Might try that shirt protect, I have found any spray / rollon can cause buildup if you are applying a substance and you end up sweating a bit.

This guy has done a pretty detailed blog:

https://undershirtguy.com/diy-deodorant-stain-buildup-remover/



YLAup
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5029 posts since 5/9/11

posted 20 Aug 2018 20:07, edited 20 Aug 2018 20:07
Bionsen products from Boots don't stain at all and been using them for 10 years. All cheap. Smell of fresh air.

Anything containing Aluminium turns white fabric yellow.
Dee
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11031 posts since 22/11/07

20 Aug 2018 20:36
works perfectly….

Burt
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5308 posts since 3/1/10

20 Aug 2018 21:03
Looks like something you pick up in a Spanish Super Mercado when you've fucked up the curtains/bed linen in the apartment. That available on the High street, Dee?
Dee
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11031 posts since 22/11/07

20 Aug 2018 21:09

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CTJT6MS/ref=pe_385721_124845391_TE_3p_dp_1
Dee
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11031 posts since 22/11/07

20 Aug 2018 21:10
stinks lyk but once washed all good
Seventyfour
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8679 posts since 6/10/05

20 Aug 2018 21:12
I use sure invisible ice and never had a problem
Blofeld
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135 posts since 30/12/15

20 Aug 2018 23:14
I find getting rid the slightly yellow hue that builds on white garments fairly straightforward, but trying to get rid of the build up of cake-like deodorant residue a whole other beast. going to give that Deo Go a shot for sure.
Burt
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5308 posts since 3/1/10

21 Aug 2018 05:09
Nice one, Dee.