You can extend the life of any item of clothing by wearing it sparingly … that means stocking up on plenty of ST33LE gear will help each t-shirt, tank top, pair of shorts and swimwear in your collection last longer. After you wear your new favorite gear, keep it looking and feeling fresh by following these tips for normal upkeep:
T-Shirts and Tanks
- Wash in cold water with a mild, cold-water detergent.
- Spot treat any stains as needed before laundering by hand or machine washing on a medium cycle.
- For normal care, turn the shirt inside out before washing.
- Minimally use fabric softeners.
- For heavily stained shirts, try washing a few times with a mild detergent before drying; if possible, avoid high heat, high wash cycles and strong detergents.
- Air- or flat-dry your shirts or tumble dry on low or medium heat. Avoid over drying, which can cause your clothes to wear out faster or possibly even burn your 100 percent cotton clothing.
- Remove clothes from the dryer as soon as they are dry to prevent wrinkling.
- Folding or hanging your clothes up right away can always save on ironing time.
- Better yet, invest in a steamer, not an iron. Most guys hate irons, and its time consuming. A steamer is a million times quicker and more efficient.
Board Shorts, Swim Trunks and Swim Briefs
- As soon as possible following use, rinse your swimsuit in cold water and gently wring out excess moisture ... this will reduce the risk of damage from chlorine and other pool chemicals, salt water, and sunscreen oils.
- Spot treat any stains as needed before laundering.
- Racing briefs and racing trunks hold up best if washed in water only; if needed, use a mild, cold-water detergent.
- Do not bleach.
- Wash in cold water, preferably by hand; if using a washing machine, be sure to use the gentle cycle.
- Air- or flat-dry. Swimwear should be completely dry before storage as mildew will be damaging to the fabrics.
- Do not iron.
- Do not dry clean.