Literally. I've noticed a disturbing trend: most of the cute t-shirts I've purchased in the last few years are poly/cotton blends. This switch had gone unnoticed until one warm day, when after half a day I smelled bad. Really bad! I freely admit that, when it gets hot, my underarms are more soggy than dewy, but this had never forced me to change shirts halfway through the day. Non-biodegradability aside, poly just doesn't breathe.
I've been searching out cotton or linen tops online, but pickings are slim if you want cute stripes. $80 for a t-shirt? JCrew I'm looking at you. Gap has some cotton/modal blend striped tees, but I've found modal pills too easily. I guess I'll keep looking...No bustin' tags for this girl :/
80$ for a tshirt? no f'ing way. wow.ReplyDelete
I know! Who've thought Macklemore was lowballing?Delete
The trouble with polyester is that it attracts oil...and your sweat contains oils that build up in the fabric under the arms and starts to REEK after a while! The solution is to rub the offending area with either a soil and stain remover product (I use a cheap paintbrush) or with a grease-cutting detergent (Dawn is good)-and water solution, let it sit for a bit (maybe do it the night before) then launder shirt as usual. I have a number of poly-cotton printed shirts (the poly content facilitates the printing process) that get treated this way regularlyReplyDelete
Thanks for the info, Sufiya. I've done fine with normal laundering until now. I'm sure others will use this process though!Delete