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[-] [email protected] 144 points 1 month ago

Buddy...

  1. Turn your shirt inside out before putting it in the machine.
  2. Set the machine to cold water, delicate/gentle cycle.
  3. The picture you posted is of a dry, hot desert, right? What do you think a machine called a dryer that uses heat will do? Hang them to dry on a cheap rack from Amazon or your shower curtain rod instead.

I have shirts that still look practically new after dozens and dozens of washes.

[-] [email protected] 242 points 1 month ago
[-] Branch_Ranch 13 points 1 month ago

How do you insert an image like this in comments? I can only get the link to the image to show up. Thanks.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago

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[-] dogsnest 71 points 1 month ago

Do you really think his mom is going to go through all that?

[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago
  1. OP can turn them inside out themselves when they take the shirts off and put them in the dirt clothes hamper.
  2. You don't change the settings for every individual article of clothing. You turn the knob or press the button once. This is not hard.
  3. Hanging stuff up is easier and faster than folding it. The actual drying part is slow though.
[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

Yeah, aren't you supposed to just dump your clothes into the clean hamper?

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[-] Son_of_dad 16 points 1 month ago

I hate the way hanged shirts feel, so stiff and wrinkly

[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago

It's even worse when they were innocent

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

This shirt is dry clean only. Which means... it's dirty.

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[-] Moghul 70 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I wash all my band shirts in a washing machine at 40C with only color detergent and no fabric softener. I hang dry the tshirts on hangers instead of folding them over the clothes line or using clothes pins. Absolutely no dryer outside of whatever the washing machine does.

It works pretty well. The real secret is to have about 30 of them so you don't wash them every week.

Edit: like another commenter said, wash your clothes inside out.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago

If you didn't sweat much in them/ they aren't that dirty then 30° also does the job.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

Honestly, even I was even my gym clothes on cold, and it works just fine. The hotter settings are more for stain removal.

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[-] TehBamski 38 points 1 month ago

IIRC: To prevent this from happening or slowing down the occurrence, turn your shirt inside out before you put it in the washing machine and dryer. Set both to the lowest or second lowest temperature for both machines. Works well for me. But as others have said, air drying is the best way to treat them. Me on the other hand...

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[-] [email protected] 33 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

For clothes I have 2 rules: 1) If the zipper is not made by YKK, fuck it I don't need that article 2) I never buy cheap screen printed fabric t shirts. DTG on cotton all the way.

[-] wafflez 6 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

Apparently, "Direct-to-Garment". It seems to bond better with the cloth fibers.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Destiny the Game. SIVA SIVA SIVA see you in the crucible lil titan slugger Boi

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[-] dingus 31 points 1 month ago

I've had a couple of t shirts through the years where the fabric itself seems to have been dyed into an image instead of just being screen printed on. I get it obviously must be more expensive, but it holds up amazingly and I wish more places out there did this.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

I once bought some cheap-ass knockoff merch shirt that was printed like that. And shit cost, like, five bucks.

(In retrospect, I'm not proud of buying products of likely slave labor, but what's done is done.)

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

There is slave labor at aome point in pretty much every product you use. The cotton used for your shirt, the cocoa in your chocolate bar, the strawberry you had in your salad today, all likely had forced labor to some degree. Even the cartoon you watched last night might have been animated bu some korean child.

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[-] Doof 23 points 1 month ago

Air dry your graphic tees people!

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago
  1. wash in cold water only
  2. wash inside out
  3. air dry

No cracks, no fading. You're welcome

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago

This happened to me with a shirt I got for pride almost a year in advance that said "GAY TRASH" and when I went to wear it all it said was "G AS"

I still think about that to this day

[-] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago

Washing it wrong, check the label, some clothes require specific settings, or need to be inside out

[-] Evotech 54 points 1 month ago

Survival of the fittest

I don't want weak clothes

[-] Agent641 10 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Shirt: "warm hand wash please!"

Me, yeeting it into the spin cycle at 60 degrees:

[-] chetradley 6 points 1 month ago

My jeans must have good genes.

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[-] thermal_shock 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

almost all of those cheap iron on thick ass layered prints do this. they grate your skin then dissolve off the shirt. I've taught my 9 year old how to pick out good graphic tees, no shitty iron on mass produced trash.

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

And that "tagless label" is gone after the first wash too.

Doing their best to kill the used clothing market.

[-] UnderpantsWeevil 19 points 1 month ago

The used clothing market hinges on an annoying piece of extra fabric that stabs me in the back of the neck?

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Oh yeah, good shirts are practically the same as vampires or weird rich people.
They need a constant supply of blood to keep up it's appearance.

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[-] Downcount 10 points 1 month ago

If they look like this after a week, they are not your best t-shirts.

Also: you can actually feel, if the paint is going to look like this after some time.

[-] fishpen0 12 points 1 month ago

Yep this is the cheapest printing method that basically stamps hot plastic into the shirt fabric. Any self respecting brand these days pays the .30 more per shirt to have them screen printed instead of vinyl or DTG printed

I swear live nation and Ticketmaster are in cahoots to keep shitty vinyl press shops in business

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

I swear live nation and Ticketmaster are in cahoots to keep shitty vinyl press shops in business

Shitty quality means they wear out and need replacing faster.

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[-] FlickeringScreens 8 points 1 month ago

Me, who always buys plain shirts...

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

You should check out Dan Flashes if you want some really amazing and complicated patterns.

[-] konalt 8 points 1 month ago

Dan Flashes got a new shirt in today that's $450.

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[-] RightHandOfIkaros 7 points 1 month ago

Don't put them in the dryer and they last longer. Air dry is the best way to preserve these kind of designs.

[-] Dkarma 6 points 1 month ago

Low dryer heat solves this

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Honestly just wear it wet

No but seriously hang drying will help. Also not buying screen printed tees

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