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Dye Fades on Shirt Collar Points in Wash

I've noticed as I wash collared shirts over time, the fabric color wears off the point. (For example, a blue oxford shirt will have white points on the collar point/edge.) Is there any way to prevent this from happening? Any suggestions?


For some, I have used my blue sharpie, but I would like to know how to prevent it, if possible. Thank you!

By DVG from NJ

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July 6, 20100 found this helpful

I have always figured it was basic wear, because of the way the collar is constructed. It is such a sharp point with a real narrow seam inside that makes the point sharp looking and therefore it will probably show wear quicker than other areas. I have made a lot of shirt collars over the years and the homemade ones don't seem to get that way as soon as the boughten ones. I think this is because my inside seams don't get as narrow as the manufactured ones, because I haven't had the special equipment. However I have also had a lot of people compliment me on my clothes and ask where I got the item. That is my theory anyway.

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July 6, 20100 found this helpful

I find that better quality garments don't wear out too quickly. Cheaper clothes wear out faster. Darker colors show the wear more than light shades. You can try using a gentle or delicate cycle of the washing machine, and tumble try for a short a time as possible. All these hints prolong the life of a garment.

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