I'm sure many of you own some higher end clothing. What do you do to keep them clean? How often do you wash? What do you do to keep them from distorting while washing/drying?
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I dry clean stuff like silk or fragile items and outerwear. I hand wash everything else in cold water. Outerwear and pants only need to be washed if you get them dirty or you've sweated a ton in them.
The only expensive articles of clothing I own are 5 bespoke tailored Saville Row suits and several bespoke shirts that I keep in rotation. I take the suits in to dry clean every 4 months or so and launder my shirts at home with everything else every 3-5 wears.
Everything else I own is cheap as dicks from H&M so idgaf.
for designer tee's, which im not as careful with, i just wash on delicate cold/cold and i hang them to try, never tumble.
anything else i either hand wash or don't wash and just rotate. nothing smells or even looks worn, im lucky i live in a cold climate where sweating virtually doesnt exist.
Hand wash cotton stuff, dry clean sensitive stuff. If there's no clear readable instructions on the caretags I usually don't wash it.
In general I don't spill shit on any of my clothing. You're probably grown so you know when and when not to wear your designer shit. If you're partying, spending time with family on an outing or some shit it's probably not smart to wear your pristine rick owens raf simmons.
do you guys never wear your coolest clothes when going out partying? I don't own any real designer clothes as of yet (V Ave S.R. bomber jacket doesn't count) but I feel like I'd want to be on top of my game when going out
I never do that tbh
ofc it depends, if you're just gonna hang out at a friends place i'd just dress in what I feel like
But if you're going out to the club or whatever don't take your best stuff.. at least when it comes to outerwear and shoes, since you're likely to hand it in to the wardrobe and no good shoes that you can't replace for obvious reasons
nice shirts and such is fine if you can handle alcohol
some of the higher quality stuff can stand up to wear an tear
like alot of my hermes shit used to be stored on the floor in college
the lower quality stuff (rick owens, h&m, alexander wang, t by alexander wang) will fall apart if you look at it wrong
those cheaper materials also tend to pick p stains more easily