I don't like the way my dry-cleaned shirts feel
January 12, 2008 9:52 AM Subscribe
Will my cotton shirts ever feel soft again?
posted by mpls2 to clothing, beauty, & fashion (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a few jcrew shirts like this
. They're easily the best shirts I've ever owned, in part because of how soft they feel... or used to feel.
I took them to the dry cleaners yesterday (because I don't like ironing button-down shirts), and when I got them back they felt somehow less soft. Almost like they had been sprayed with teflon or had a coat of wax applied to them. "Slippery", I guess, is how it feels. It's subtle, but it's noticeable.
What could have caused this? I assume it's one of the chemicals they used. Did it permanently damage the shirt, or will it wear off and return the shirt to its original softness?