Monday, February 13, 2017

Air-Dried and Nicely Wrinkled

11 comments:

  1. Not just more comfortable, better looking too.

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  2. Not starched to the point of looking ridiculous. L.R.

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  3. And, ironing is so relaxing and immediately gratifying because you see instant results!

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  4. That's the way I do my shirts, too, and I even do my own ironing. A little manual labor is supposed to be good for the soul but I'm not quite sure exactly how.

    A few years ago, there was a post about the acceptable standards of wear for clothing, particularly shirts. One standard for going to the office, another one for doing chores on Saturday and so on. Could you post that again, please?

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  5. Well an OCBD will last forever when laundered at home. They age gracefully and beautifully. By contrast, professional launderies seem to destroy the fabric and break the buttons awfully fast.

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  6. Iron work shirts but not casual/weekend shirts. The creases add that essential 'windswept and interesting' touch.

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  7. i run oxfords in the dryer for 10 or so minutes on low heat, remove them damp, then hang them to dry. that takes out some wrinkles while not shrinking the shirt. I wear them to work regularly, so I iron them (I do that myself). If you want to iron, get a Rowenta iron. Worth the extra $.

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  8. I seem to remember hearing that Katherine Hepburn did her own laundry and dried it outside. But I don't know if she wore oxford cloth shirts or not. She wasn't much for following the rules.

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