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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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OK - but this thread was initiated to compare "dry cleaning" to "commercial laundry", referring to them as unique businesses; you could go to the dry cleaner or go to the laundry. So, I know what a dry cleaner is - although mine makes a distinction between me asking them to dry clean a shirt and launder/press it. My question remains: what then is a commercial laundry?
No where in the initial post did the OP refer to dry cleaners and commercial laundry as unique businesses. He referred to them as unique processes, and wanted to know which one he should choose.

He is calling the process of having his shirt washed and pressed by someone else "Commercial Laundry", which is the correct use of the term.
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