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I am The Laundress | John Mayer

Sep 23, 2016

It all started with a bottle of tequila, a hotel sink, a bottle of Le Labo Santal 33, and a Snapchat. When we found out acclaimed musician John Mayer was not only a fan of the laundry process, but a fan of The Laundress, we fell hard. We turned our shared love for clothing care into a passion project "OUT WEST" a collaboration between The Laundress X John Mayer. Here, John shares some insight into his laundry process. 

My most laundered item is...
White Visvim Sea Island cotton tees.

My favorite part about doing my laundry is...
Feeling like I'm taking care of my belongings. I didn't always do that...

Laundry is to me...
The other half of being into clothes. If you're really into cars, you get under the hood. If you're really into clothes, you care for them yourself.

I make laundry an enjoyable task by...
Putting on some music, slowing down and maybe pouring a drink.

My laundry pet peeve is...
Pit stains. And deodorant streaks. Gotta put deodorant on only after you've decided on the shirt.

My proudest laundry victory is...
Keeping the same pair of jeans going for 2 years now, never washed in a machine, and now getting some "sick fades" as it were.

My favorite Laundress product is...
Santal 33 detergent.

I used to be afraid to wash...
Wool. Every man fears washing wool because we've screwed it up so many times, usually by drying it. Now I know how to do it. 

Something you may not know about laundry at my house is...
I don't ever use the dryer unless I'm looking to specifically shrink something. The dryer is for socks, underwear, and sheets. And other items of clothing that are one size too big.

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