The perfect shirt requires perfect care. Consider these methods of care when it comes to keeping your custom (or off-the-rack) shirts looking great!
Caring For Your Dress Shirts
Method 1: Dry Cleaners
All high quality dress shirts are made with 100% cotton fabric, and since cotton is a natural fiber it will shrink. Therefore, if you decide to send your clothes to a dry cleaner we highly recommend you send them to a professional who specializes in shirts. Once you’ve found a dry cleaner you’re comfortable with, make sure to specify that they DO NOT use starch or machine press your shirts. Using starch will slowly deteriorate the inner fibers of the shirts while machine pressing your shirts can cause unnecessary damages to the shirt. We always recommend that your shirts be hand pressed which allows the cleaner to have more control when dealing with sensitive areas like the collar and cuff.
Method 2: Home Wash
If you decide not to go with a dry cleaner, here are ways where you can safely clean your shirts at home (we further outlined in another post).
• Unbutton your shirt and cuffs, and make sure to remove the collar stays.
• Set your washer machine on the ‘Delicate’ cycle for finer fabrics; however, if your shirt is made from heavier cotton fabrics you may use a normal cycle.
• You can use hot water for your white and light color shirts, but mak sure to use cold water for your dark color shirts so you do not damage fade the color.
• Make sure to use a high quality detergent, as low quality options may cause discoloration.
• Once the shirts are washed they will come out wrinkled, we recommend you hang them up and let them air dry. Try to refrain from putting your shirts in the dryer unless it is just a quick 10-15 minute gentle cycle. After the shirts have air dried, iron each one of them and once you have finished ironing hang them up once more
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