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My husband buys expensive designer shirts and has had so many ruined by the dry cleaners!
He has several 100% cotton shirts that are either medium gray or light gray. Would you suggest washing these in Signature Detergent, Darks Detergent or Denim Wash as some are chambray and flannel? What about a 100% cotton shirt that's black and white checked?
He also owns several Prada shirts in a range of colors. These are all 72% cotton, 23% nylon, and 5% elastane. Is the scent of your Delicate Wash too feminine for a man?
His Prada dress shirts are 54% polyester, 46% silk and actually say no water. Should we take that to heart?
Your husband can use the Darks Detergent for both his medium and light grey shirts as this detergent is formulated with a color guard and will work to protect the dyes from fading. You can use the same product for the checked black and white shirt.
Regarding your husband's Prada tops and dress shirts, again you can use the Darks Detergent, as we choose the product based on the highest fabric percentage and both cotton and polyester are very washable.
We suggest washing in tepid water on a delicate cycle. You can use Mesh Washing Bags for extra protection. Once the wash cycle is complete, remove promptly from the machine and hang to dry. Steaming while damp is best to reduce creasing and will make pressing easier.
I’ve also linked to our recipe on washing dress shirts. I hope this helps!
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Darks Detergent 32 fl. oz.
Mesh Bag Bundle
Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
Wash & Stain Bar