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I have a shrinkage problem

Postby brandnew » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:19 am

No, I'm not talking about my manhood, or my height, I'm talking about my clothes.

Here's the deal. I buy some tshirts (normal skate shirts), and wear them a couple days after I buy them without washing them. They fit perfectly, I look unbelievably amazing like usual, etc. etc. Then after I wash them, they shrink, and I look like I'm wearing little kids' clothes. :-t This has happened to me with 4-5 different shirts and it's really starting to piss me off. I've tried buying a bigger size, but it's too big even after washing. I'm lifting and eating a lot, but I know that I'm not getting this much bigger every week.

I wash them in cold water and then hang them. What the hell am I doing wrong? If you guys just wear like normal skate shirts, what do you do?
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Postby da1chipo » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:22 am

I have no idea what the difference is or if it even makes a difference, but I've always used warm water, and I have no problems. I also use a dryer.
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Postby Madison » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:31 am

Cold water and a dryer here for me and I don't have any problems with my shirts shrinking.

Are all of the "skate" shirts (guessing that's another way of saying a T-Shirt?) you're buying are made by the same company? If so, try a different company and see if you have the same problem. That's about the only thing I can think of off hand. :-?
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:22 am

only buy shirts that are marked sanforized "pre-shrunk"
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Postby brandnew » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:37 pm

Madison wrote:Cold water and a dryer here for me and I don't have any problems with my shirts shrinking.

Are all of the "skate" shirts (guessing that's another way of saying a T-Shirt?) you're buying are made by the same company? If so, try a different company and see if you have the same problem. That's about the only thing I can think of off hand. :-?


They're t-shirts, but just like skateboard brands, like volcom, matix, element, etc.

The ones that have shrunk are from a few different brands.
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Postby acsguitar » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:48 pm

I'm so manly that the ladies like it when I shrink my shirt so they can see my overdeveloped man muslces.

just use cold water dude
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:19 pm

I have never had that problem. I always use cold water and lay flat to dry. Maybe try buying bigger shirts and washing them first?? Do they keep shrinking or is it just the first time that you wash them??
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Postby brandnew » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:47 pm

First 1-2 times, but when I buy bigger shirts they're too big even after shrinking :,-(
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Postby davidmarver » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:52 pm

Hang dry them. I have had the same problem and that stopped it for me. It's tedious, but it works.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:56 pm

davidmarver wrote:Hang dry them. I have had the same problem and that stopped it for me. It's tedious, but it works.


brandnew wrote:I wash them in cold water and then hang them. What the hell am I doing wrong? If you guys just wear like normal skate shirts, what do you do?
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