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Old 04-22-2015, 12:22 AM
 
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Wash them ONLY with other whites. Use some all fabric bleach along with the laundry detergent. Use the soak cycle on your washer. Dry on medium, not hot, and use the no wrinkle setting. Simple as that!
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:44 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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...who the hell hand washes t-shirts? It's a t-shirt, not a Gucci button-up. You throw it in the washer with other t-shirts.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:14 AM
 
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It's a T-shirt. When it gets worn out, you buy a new one.
I third that.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:16 AM
 
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I wear my t-shirts as outerwear, and yes, I do iron them. I iron any outerwear that is wrinkly.
LOL! I can't get my BF to iron a dress shirt, much less a t-shirt. Hell I don't iron t-shirts.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Oops... missed that. Sorry


Do you really iron your V-neck underwear?
The OP also mentions handwashing in cold... that would not cut the sweat of the men I know.
1. Sweat is water soluble, so the temperature of the water to get rid of sweat is really unimportant

2. It is the bacteria that sweat leaves behind that causes odor. This is what you're trying to get rid of.



Your best bet is to buy 4X the t-shirts that you think you need and to rotate them in and out. I have t-shirts that I have worn for almost 20 years, but the ones I wear regularly are in much worse shape than the others.

If you get enough t-shirts to where you wear (and wash) them less than once a week, then you will probably get a lot of years of use out of them.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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Wash them ONLY with other whites. Use some all fabric bleach along with the laundry detergent. Use the soak cycle on your washer. Dry on medium, not hot, and use the no wrinkle setting. Simple as that!

I'd recommend Tide whitening/brightening pods rather than bleach. I only use bleach tablet (vs liquid) for things like towels and cotton sheets. Regular bleach might be rather harsh on your t-shirts.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Wash them ONLY with other whites. Use some all fabric bleach along with the laundry detergent. Use the soak cycle on your washer. Dry on medium, not hot, and use the no wrinkle setting. Simple as that!

I'd recommend Tide whitening/brightening pods rather than bleach. I only use bleach tablet (vs liquid) for things like towels and cotton sheets. Regular bleach might be rather harsh on your t-shirts.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Why did you buy American Apparel in the first place? Yes, I get that it's in the USA and not a sweatshop, but it certainly is not without problems.
Why I’m quitting American Apparel - Salon.com
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Here is a little secret. If you take your tee shirts out of the drier when it dings, you won't need to iron them. Works for socks also.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:25 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I wonder where my iron is....

not sure..... but I think mine may be in the basement....
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