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Tanner31593
04-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Hello,


So I am now the proud owner of TWO MSI shirts.
If you know MSI, you can already assume they're black. (Or you read the title...;D )
Anyway, I don't have a lot of blacks, mostly because they end up dark grays, so I never really bothered.

What are your techniques for keeping blacks black?

One of them is 100% cotton, the other 50/50.

I would buy that detergent for blacks, but thats sort of expensive...and i'm broke.

gomez1018
04-01-2008, 07:24 PM
Best thing to do is wash in cold water and dont dry. Also it has been said that if you throw in so white vinegar the first time you wash colors it will set the color in and make it less like to fade when you was it after that. But for sure cold water and hang dry.

PapaNoHair
04-01-2008, 08:04 PM
Only wear them in the dark and never, never wash them?? ;D

JohnTheMacGeek
04-01-2008, 08:14 PM
Duh, don't wash them! LOL!

Wash them in cold water and hang them out on a line to dry. Don't put them in the dryer. You have to know, however, they will eventually fade regardless of what you do with them. But my suggestions will help to make them last longer.

harryb2448
04-01-2008, 08:20 PM
Throw handful of cooking salt ionto the wash water Tanner.

CL33Zero
04-01-2008, 08:37 PM
Pour pure bleach on them, then let them soak. The wont fade anymore after that. In fact, I think they can only get darker. ;)

rman
04-01-2008, 09:40 PM
I agree, cold water and hang to dry.

Tanner31593
04-01-2008, 10:04 PM
Wow, you guys are LAUNDRY EXPERTS! ;)
Thanks for the tips!
Although I think PapaNoHair's tip was the best ;)

technologist
04-01-2008, 10:07 PM
And don't wash them with towels or sweaters or anything that sheds fuzz.

I think there's a market for this. We should talk to the iNet forum people about starting up laundry-forums.com!

Tanner31593
04-01-2008, 10:11 PM
LOL.
Laundry forums sounds good, but maybe something less direct, the name sort of turns people away.
How about......Snuggles? LOL

MacHeadCase
04-02-2008, 05:23 AM
Dip 'em in varnish when they're brand new (beware of pet hair before doing so) and let dry, then wear them. :D

cradom
04-02-2008, 09:03 AM
Wash them inside out. Works for black pants too.

Leukeh
04-03-2008, 07:24 AM
Wash them inside out. Works for black pants too.

Yes, yes and yes. Wash inside out in cold water, dry inside out in the sun.

rman
04-03-2008, 01:13 PM
Every man should have a black and white dress shirt in their wardrobe. So get two of each.

kkelly122
04-03-2008, 01:49 PM
im just curious, but what is MSI? i never heard of this.

Eric559
04-03-2008, 07:27 PM
im just curious, but what is MSI? i never heard of this.

Me either. :(

slashd0t
04-03-2008, 11:15 PM
I own a lot of black shirts (mostly Hugo Boss).. I highly recommend using Woolite (http://woolite.com/) in cold water and hang dry. The dryer is your enemy.

GO WOOLITE

Tanner31593
04-04-2008, 02:41 PM
MSI=Mindless Self Indulgence.

It's a band.
An amazing one at that.
Not mainstream. It's some of the craziest music ever.

nclester
04-04-2008, 06:41 PM
Have them dry cleaned, duh. I've got a few BBC shirts that I only have dry cleaned, and I always tell them to take special care of the shirt.

If you can't afford it, then wash them inside out and hang dry em'.

PapaNoHair
04-04-2008, 09:32 PM
Have them dry cleaned, duh. I've got a few BBC shirts that I only have dry cleaned, and I always tell them to take special care of the shirt.

If you can't afford it, then wash them inside out and hang dry em'.

First I read your post......then I looked at your avatar.......then I re-read your post..............I see you are wearing your black shirt!! ;D :D

Tyler Durden
04-04-2008, 09:37 PM
I've always thrown everything in the same load (cold). I've never had a problem with black/dark clothing. I've had the same black t-shirts for years and they haven't lost any of their original color.

nclester
04-05-2008, 03:10 PM
Mr. Heckler & Koch sounds too good to be true. It's too easy.

Yes, PapaNoHair, I stay with my black suites. You don't notice the fading of my cape so much in the evening.

Tyler Durden
04-05-2008, 08:30 PM
Mr. Heckler & Koch sounds too good to be true. It's too easy.


I'm lazy...everything goes in one load w/ Gain. Works for me. I even throw in my casual/dress shirts in the same load.

Leukeh
04-05-2008, 08:54 PM
I've always thrown everything in the same load (cold). I've never had a problem with black/dark clothing. I've had the same black t-shirts for years and they haven't lost any of their original color.

I love your username! :D

Tyler Durden
04-05-2008, 09:16 PM
I love your username! :D

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/johnl24vvr6/Smilie/beerchug.gif I've seen that movie one too many times.