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Question for men: Do you launder new shirts, pants and underwear before wearing them?

I always launder machine-washable new shirts, pants and underwear before wearing them to soften the fabric. 

Posted - Tue at 5:01 PM

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  • 7939
    I do because somebody may have tried them on and they could of had cooties. Also when I buy new clothes I don't try them on I just hold them up to my body and see if they look like they will fit. Cheers! This post was edited by Nanoose at September 14, 2021 8:43 PM MDT
      September 14, 2021 5:28 PM MDT
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  • 38716
    No...my wife does.
      September 14, 2021 5:32 PM MDT
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  • 19119
    Yes, I do. I've heard that's the thing to do.
      September 14, 2021 6:51 PM MDT
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  • 7104
    Of course, I do and with a little bit of borax. This post was edited by Zack - Vaxxed A/F!!! at September 15, 2021 7:58 PM MDT
      September 14, 2021 8:42 PM MDT
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  • 8886
    Always!   Residual chemicals from the manufacturing process can remain on the material.  These chemicals can cause allergic reactions  that may not show up for a few days after the clothing was worn.  Dyes can also leach out and be absorbed by the skin.  Washing new clothing before wearing is a small price to pay to protect one's health.
      September 14, 2021 10:03 PM MDT
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  • 44872

    Nope, I don’t do it.  

    ~

      September 14, 2021 11:40 PM MDT
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  • 2030
    What's launder?
      September 15, 2021 5:35 AM MDT
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  • 375
    "Wash" 
      September 15, 2021 7:38 AM MDT
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  • 44872

     

      It’s the verb form that indicates washing clothes, or washing the laundry. “When I finish in the garden, I plan to launder my overalls right away.”
    ~

      September 15, 2021 10:03 AM MDT
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  • 2030
    Very deadpan responses. 
      September 16, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
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  • 44872
    I don’t know what you’re referring to as deadpan; the answers are accurate. If they’re not lively enough for you, I don’t know what to say about that.

    :|
      September 16, 2021 2:35 PM MDT
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  • 9772
    No
      September 15, 2021 7:47 AM MDT
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  • 2619
    No, I don't.
      September 15, 2021 7:47 AM MDT
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  • 52
    No, I don't.
      September 15, 2021 8:08 AM MDT
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  • 5472
    I do.

    I take them to the local mafia laundry ... where they exchange the items for others.
    A week later I go back and exchange the other items for the originals, which have been laundered through other users who also launder their new clothes.
      September 16, 2021 11:33 AM MDT
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