Fraying Shirt CollarsWritten by Kirk, Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 in Q&As
All of my good dress shirts now have horrible destroyed-looking shirt collars. How do I prevent this?
Easy: Don’t throw them in the dryer and be gentle when you wash them.
For some reason, the most vulnerable spot on a shirt is the collar, and normal point collars really take a beating in a dryer. The best way to protect your shirts from the dryer is to simply not use the dryer — allow them to air dry on a drying rack instead, and iron them after they dry. Doing so will not only preserve the collars, but it may also save you a little bit electricity-wise.