Dec 7, 2009
A blue cotton pinpoint oxford man's dress shirt. The care label states: "machine wash warm-no chlorine bleach-tumble dry low & remove promptly-press damp with steam iron or professionally launder" with corresponding International code symbols clearly displayed. The symbols also indicate that the shirt can be drycleaned.
The problem: During laundering the front placket interfacing on the buttonhole side, as well as the cuff interfacings separate from the shell fabric and shrink. This creates adverse distortion of the cotton shell fabric. Unfortunately, when this occurs to the front placket the buttons and buttonholes no longer line up properly, so this becomes the major issue. The pressing process is not a factor.