The staple of every outfit, here are some helpful hints on how to care for your dress shirts to ensure longevity.
The internal collar. It is here that stains can show up from skin products –make sure you soak the area overnight in stain remover and give it a thorough scrub before you put it in the washing machine.
Washing. As a general rule, wash your shirts at 30 degrees, however, follow the instructions from the care label as the temperature varies for brands and materials.
Steer clear of dryers! These will break down the fibres of the fabric and cause the garment to shrink and age prematurely. The best solution is to air dry your shirt on a coat hanger.
Ironing. It is best to iron the shirt when still humid. Be cautioned against completely dry-ironing, and if necessary, spray the shirt with a light mist.The correct ironing order for dress shirts is: collar, cuffs, followed by the rest of the garment.
A well-pressed shirt makes a fine statement under any suit or jacket.Use these tips to help prolong the life of your shirt, butwhen the collar starts to fray or yellow –time to say goodbye to your beloved shirt and see us for a new one!