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AsgerHO
08-27-2007, 04:30 PM
Just bought a t-shirt from US (Iīm from Denmark myself)

Just one problem, which is always risci, when you buy online. Itīs too big. So does anyone have some good advice how to shrink it? Itīs cotton as far as I know, a grey college t-shirt

I hope someone can help

Thanks

angharad
08-27-2007, 04:33 PM
I wash them in hot water and then use the highest heat setting on my dryer. It seems to work for cotton, but not necessarily other materials.

Phil
08-28-2007, 02:01 AM
Just bought a t-shirt from US (Iīm from Denmark myself)

Just one problem, which is always risci, when you buy online. Itīs too big. So does anyone have some good advice how to shrink it? Itīs cotton as far as I know, a grey college t-shirt

I hope someone can help

Thanks
The solution to your problem is actually quite simple...

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9000tennis
08-28-2007, 06:10 AM
Just wash it at 60 degrees. I do that sometimes. Then try it on again, and if it's still too big, then try washing it a bit warmer.

Jonnyf
08-28-2007, 06:24 AM
My dad managed to shrink some XXL tee-shirts to inbetween Medium and Large yesterday

AsgerHO
08-28-2007, 06:28 AM
My dad managed to shrink some XXL tee-shirts to inbetween Medium and Large yesterday

Sounds great...but how :=)

mrHan
08-28-2007, 06:39 AM
His dad probably ate 3 big macs + 2 happy meals to shrink it. J/k! :)

MaximRecoil
08-28-2007, 06:44 AM
If it is 100% cotton and not "preshrunk", it will shrink quite a bit if you wash it in hot water and dry it on high heat. You might want to go to a laundromat for the drying, as their dryers tend to get hotter than a typical home dryer.

If the cotton is "preshrunk", it will still shrink some, but not much.

Jonnyf
08-28-2007, 01:26 PM
Sounds great...but how :=)

He's away for work but I'll ask when he gets back Asger!

His dad probably ate 3 big macs + 2 happy meals to shrink it. J/k! :)

Heyyyy, :cry: He may have abit of a belly but he cycles 20 miles one day a week and goes golfing with me! His belly is cancelled out by his insanely strong legs lol.