Does cotton shrink?
Yes, cotton does shrink if you wash it with hot water or you use the dryer, and
it does not if you use cold water and let them dry at the open air. Hundred per cent cotton fabrics are factory treated for shrinkage, otherwise they would shrink about 10% even in cold water.
Nevertheles, not even the best treatment of the most expensive fabrics in the world can avoid shrinkage in hot water or in the dryer.
If that's true, why some of my 100% cotton shirts have shrunk while others have not?
If you have high quality 100% cotton shirts from different brands, and you wash them with hot water, all of them have shrunk. If you feel that some have and some haven't, that's because some manufacturers make sizes with shrinkage in view and some do not. Neither of them is better, is up to you to know how you care your shirts and ask in the store whether the shirt is cut for shrinkage or not.
Why shirts get shiny?
If it is 100% cotton, that's because you have passed the iron over collars and seams
(you should iron collars on it's reverse side). And the darkest the fabric the easiest is to "make it shine". If the shirt have polyester it's because the properties of the material.
Does the drying machine harm the shirt?
Yes. It shrinks the fabric and shortens its life cycle. In cold and humid countries you have
no choice but to use it; be aware to buy shirts cut for shrinkage.
Should I wear pocket?
Pocket-less shirts are more
stylish and elegant, eventhough some of our customers can't live with out it. In short, if you can avoid it, do so.
We are your fabrics from?
This is one of the most frequent questions. Actually is not
relevant, what really matters is the kind of cotton, the title of the thread, the density of them
and the quality of the finishing proccess. In countries like England and Switzerland, very well known for its fabrics, you can find poor done fabrics as long as the highest of the qualities. And if you still want to know, we use fabrics from England, Italy and Spain.
What kind of collar is in or out?
Fashion left aside, collars should depend on everyones
fisonomy. For instance, people with wide necks and/or rounded face should avoid spread collars, and opt for a closer collar wich would
make its semblance finer.
Why cotton yes and polyester no?
As far as shirts is concerned, cotton is king. Is natural, is smooth and silky to the skin, breathes the best and highlights colors. A quality shirt,
tie or suit can't have polyester in them.
Why does sometimes cheap shirts last longer than much more expensive ones?
That's because cheap shirts have polyester. Polyester is plastic, and plastic is harder and last longer than natural fibers.
How long should a shirt last?
Life of a shirt should be measured on how many times you wash it. If you care
them properly, one of our shirts should last 50 washes at least. You have to take into account that french cuffs last shorter than barrel cuffs (about 3/4).
Should I use startch?
No. Whichever chemical you might use (appart from
detergent) shortens the life of the shirt. What's more, it hardens collar and cuffs further reducing their life because they suffer more from
Can I use bleach with white shirts?
No. This is one of the worst habits. Bleach weakens and burns the fabric, dramatically shortening its life cycle.
How should I fold my shirts?
Shirts should never be folded.
They sould rest hung in their hanger, and only one shirt per hanger.