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calebmitchell wrote:Hi all - I've been purchasing a lot of Woot shirts lately, and I'm just wondering: how does everyone keep their shirts in good condition? Especially in the washing machine/dryer?
I wore Acquired Taste one time and after it came through the laundry, it had a hole in the armpit, the threading on the bottom of the shirt had come loose, and one of the sleeves had a tear in it.
And now I'm having the same issue with Slow Death - I wore it once, washed & dried it, and now all of the threading in the bottom of the shirt is coming completely unravelled. It makes me sad
So, just wondering how everyone keeps their shirts in pristine condition. Or do you? Is this a common problem or is it just me?
I wash my t-shirts on normal wash, cold water, and air-dry them on racks with a dehumidifier running. (Okay, sometimes? The too-big shirts? I put them in the dryer. Truth!) No problems at all, ever. Wait, no. I think I once had a tshirt hem unravel about two years ago? Maybe. Other than that, never a problem.
So, unless you're constantly washing on heavy cycle with rocks and knives (aka jeans and other button-y, metal-y, heavy clothing) and super hot water... I don't see how the shirts would unravel so soon after purchase. I guess it wouldn't hurt to take some really good photos of the shirts you mentioned and send them in to email@example.com along with their respective order numbers and a query. Be honest, though: how rough are you on your clothing? How rough/tough is your cleaning routine/machine?
To keep clothing newer, longer, you really should wash with cold water and air dry them. Hot water, heavy detergent, over-agitation, and dryers definitely do bad things to fabric and paint over time. Like... like BAD THINGS, is what I'm saying.
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