How to Stop your Favourite Polo Shirt Shrinking

Written by: Rebecca Shires | April 11, 2018.

Is your favourite polo shirt shrinking in the wash? We’re here to make sure this never happens again.

We all have a favourite polo shirt, the one we like the best out of all the others we own. Maybe it’s the material or the colour you like, or it brings back certain memories of a time or place.

There’s nothing worse than seeing your favourite item of clothing shrunk in the wash, ruining it. Mainline Menswear is here to prevent such a catastrophe from ever happening to you!

Firstly, take a look at your shirt and check the inside of the shirt to see if there are specific washing instructions to follow, or any other kind of advice pertaining on how to treat your shirt right.

However, to be certain your shirt won’t shrink while in the wash, make sure them to wash them in cold water. A cold rinse cycle on delicate should do the trick nicely.

The most crucial element is, after washing them, air drying the shirt. While a tumble dryer is a far quicker and effortless method to drying your clothes, air drying will reduce the possibilities of the shirt fading. Cotton is susceptible to shrinking and air drying will prevent this from happening.

If the shirt is 100% cotton, it’s imperative to air dry it as drying with the use of a machine will only greatly increase the possibility of it shrinking.

That should keep your polo shirts in tip-top condition and they should retain its original size and fit you nice and snugly still. The spring and summer seasons will be launching on us in the coming months and you’ll want to be wearing your shirt of choice to combat the sunny weather.

Be sure to remember these instructions so you don’t risk shrinking it again in the future, you only ever have one favourite polo shirt after all.



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