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Laundy or Dry Cleaning Dress Shirts

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Hey all,

I've finally built up a number of nice dress shirts. Going forward, is it best to dry clean the shirts or commercially launder them?

Here are some more specific questions/concerns.

I suspect that dry cleaning may be easier on the shirt, but of course, dry cleaning is more expensive than commercial laundry. That said, will dry cleaning a shirt allow the shirt to last longer and to not fade as quickly? If so, is it only a slight difference or a difference that is noticeable over the long term.

Basically, I don't mind paying for dry cleaning if it really helps. On the other hand, if the expense isn't worth the difference then maybe it is better to save the money and just replace the shirt a bit sooner.

Thanks for the help.
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No dry cleaning of cotton shirts .....

Cotton shirts should be laundered in cold water and hung to dry to prevent excessive shrinkage, then hand ironed. It just doesn't take that much time. I worked for forty years and always found time to properly prepare my clothes. In these days, working women have to do their nails, wash and blow dry their hair, plus take care of their clothes. All you have to do is iron a few shirts; consider yourself lucky.
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