If solid-colored dress shirts aren’t your forte and you prefer something a bit more outspoken, you likely have found that the Stone Rose carries a large selection of printed men’s dress shirts. The only problem with prints is that they become noticeably faded over time. This is the last thing you want when you have invested in a shirt and you also just really like wearing it. In order to make your printed dress shirts last as long as possible, we have compiled a few tricks and tips that you can use to prevent fading. Continue reading below to learn more about what you should and shouldn’t do to keep your clothing in peak condition.
Consider what your wearing habits are. This the most important part of having a great wardrobe for a man. If you know that you cannot afford to have your clothing dry cleaned after each wear, you should probably stay away from dry-cleaning only shirts moving forward. Purchasing shirts like this when you know you can't afford to properly clean them is a huge waste of money.
Folding vs. Hanging
Another important aspect of caring for your dress shirts is to know how to store them. For some men, they are in the habit of always folding their shirts, while others prefer to hang everything. When it comes to how long your shirts will last you, this choice is paramount to being able to get the most out of them. If you need to fold a dress shirt, you can do it from time to time. On the other hand, you should try to hang these shirts as often as possible if you are wanting them to persevere.
Know When To Wear
The fastest way to ruin a perfectly good dress shirt is to wear it at inappropriate times. For instance, if you are someone who wears your best shirts while you are cleaning your home or changing the oil in your car, chances are it won’t be lasting you very long. Additionally, if you are cooking in one of your nicer shirts, which you are likely to do from time to time, we would suggest wearing an apron. One drop of red wine or grease on a dress shirt and it’s done for.
Know When To Wash
Every single time you wash an article of clothing, you are reducing the lifespan of it. This is why it is imperative that you only wash it occasionally. In order to prevent your shirt smelling like it needs a wash after each wear, be sure to wear an undershirt. This will help you space out your washes enough to give your dress shirt a longer life.
While many people will simply discard the extra buttons that come with their dress shirts, this isn’t the best idea. After all, what are you going to do when you actually lose a button? The shirt will no longer be wearable even though it is in almost perfect condition. Don’t waste your money on a shirt that you no longer can wear just because you tossed out the spare buttons.
Washing With Cold Water
It’s commonly known that clothes will simply last longer when you wash them with cold water. While this used to not do much for the cleaning portion of the process, detergents these days are made to work just as well with cold water as they do with warm or hot water.
Invest In The Best Dress Shirts
If you are getting tired of your dress shirts not lasting long enough, it time to start purchasing them from the very best in high-quality men’s attire. At Stone Rose, we are confident that they shirts you purchase from us will last you longer than others you may own. This is especially true if you follow the tips above. Start shopping our dress shirts in our new Fall Collection right now!