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Old 12-10-2012, 11:25   #1
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T-Shirt question....

I tend to wear a lot of T-shirts, I work for myself from home most of the time and wear them everywhere else. I also spend no more than $5-10 on them. I get them on sale at Kohls or walmart.
i am kind of a big guy and wear XXL but they always seem to shrink on me after a few months of wear.
Does anyone recommend a better brand that isnt too much more expensive that will not shrink so much? I mean XXL becomes XL in a few months, sometimes sooner.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:27   #2
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Columbia makes some t-shirts that won't shrink, but they are also not cotton. Under Armor also makes some, they are better, but cost about 2x as much.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:28   #3
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Don't dry them all the way. Pull them out of the dryer and hang when slightly damp.

Other than that, your only option is to buy better quality.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:30   #4
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Buy some 3XL shirts now and start washing them. They'll fit great in 2-3 months.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:42   #5
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Buy some 3XL shirts now and start washing them. They'll fit great in 2-3 months.

Dang good advice right there!


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Old 12-10-2012, 12:13   #6
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I buy Carhartt or Cabelas T-Shirts because I can them in Tall sizes. They hold up good and while like all cotton, will shrink a bit, they don't seem to go down a whole size.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:40   #7
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Buy some 3XL shirts now and start washing them. They'll fit great in 2-3 months.
Haha, to be honest i have never seen XXXL at khols, maybe walmart...
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Haha, to be honest i have never seen XXXL at khols, maybe walmart...
That is what I do. Walmart has them. I even seen them at KMart and Target.
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I've got a couple of Jansport college t-shirts, 100% cotton, that are about 10 years old and look almost new. But, they're not $10. They're washed, then dried on a hanger and haven't shrunk at all. Colors haven't faded either.
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I buy mine at a "Thrift Shop" That way they are already shrunk, and I don't worry about getting grease or glue on them. I spend around $2 ea.
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Old 12-10-2012, 14:55   #13
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Try to hang dry them and use cold water.

If that doesn't help then maybe it is the XXL going to XXXL and not the shirt shrinking.




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I've got a couple of Jansport college t-shirts, 100% cotton, that are about 10 years old and look almost new. But, they're not $10. They're washed, then dried on a hanger and haven't shrunk at all. Colors haven't faded either.
Yea, the dryer is your enemy when it comes to cotton shrinking. You can tumble them enough to get the wrinkles out; just don't over dry them.
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+1 and Carhartt is the only plain t-shirts I wear..
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I work from the home about six months out of the year. You can't beat surgical scrub shirts....some tough stuff and never shrink, pull, tear or stretch a collar. Freaks out the new UPS guy the first time, though... HH
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