How do you guys keep the collars on your dress shirts nice and firm all the time?

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  1. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    Any tips to keep them looking nice and crisp just like the day you bought them from the store?

    I just picked up a stack of slim fitted 1MX shirts from Express this weekend for cheap :bowdown: and would like to know how to extend the life of them as long as possible.

    and fyi Express shirts are ftmfw..the fitment is :bowdown:

    but im sure everyone in this forum already knew this :o
     
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    collar stays?

    :hsugh:
     
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  4. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    my shirts from BR have collar stays permanently sewn in them, but the collars are starting to look a little worn over the past year or two.

    any other ideas?
     
  5. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    and also are there any ways to keep the collars from being "flattened" from all of your other shirts in the closet?

    this annoys me quite a bit :mad:
     
  6. Noelting

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    permanent collar stays are ftl
     
  7. m1lk

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  8. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    time to buy new shirts
    they dont last forever, you know
     
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    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    hangers
     
  10. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    lol I do use hangers..the closet in my apartment isn't exactly a walk-in or anything, so the collars tend to get "squished" when I sort my clothes around.
     
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    Just try to keep them in a less cluttered area and they won't get squashed...
     
  12. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    get wooden hangers
     
  13. Smahatma

    Smahatma Bitch-Kumar OT Supporter

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    I bought a cheap metal clothes rack with rollers from IKEA just for my dress shirts
     
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    Mopar03 73-9 OT Supporter

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    how cheap did you get the 1mx shirts for?
     
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    Back in high school when I worked at Banana Republic I took an entire box of collar stays home. They still come in handy today :coold:
     
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    get a few pairs of metal collar stays. they actually work, and they don't get deformed and worthless like the plastic ones that come with the shirt.
     
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    Dry cleaning, stays.
     
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    bal New Member

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    what are the benefits of wooden hangers versus plastic or metal hangers?
     
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    youll know when you get them...I cant really explain it but you can for sure tell a difference...Might be that the shirt sits on it nicer
     
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    Starch and an iron? I'm terrible at ironing though, so I'm no pro. Just a guess.
     
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    And yeah, permanent collar stays FTL.
     
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    :werd: How anyone can wear a non-starched collared shirt is beyond me. :dunno:
     
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