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If you had just bought your old feller some clothes for his holiday from JD Williams...

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Gonegirl Tue 13-Aug-19 14:19:34

... (having given up on Marks and Sparks) and they were made in Bangladesh, would you wash them before he wears them?

mumofmadboys Tue 13-Aug-19 16:45:41

I agree calendar girl. I always wash things from charity shops, never wash new stuff.

Minniemoo Tue 13-Aug-19 16:47:31

I think I'll carry on washing

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/clothes-new-wash-dermatologist-today-show-lice-scabies-formaldehyde-eczema-a8219976.html

Gonegirl Tue 13-Aug-19 16:49:11

I am not going to even read that link.

Gonegirl Tue 13-Aug-19 16:59:58

If I could just get round to slinging anything in the suitcase it would be a start. hmm

Tangerine Tue 13-Aug-19 17:02:24

I don't think they need washing first. I would never wash clothes before I wore them.

midgey Tue 13-Aug-19 17:06:24

I packed for my DH once, an important business trip. I forgot his suit.....shock
Never had to pack again! grin

gt66 Tue 13-Aug-19 17:06:40

I always try new stuff on just before I jump in the shower, then wash it before I wear it for the first time; as someone else said you never know who's tried it on before you. I also know some people buy items, wear it to an event, then take it back for a refund! Yuck!

jocork Tue 13-Aug-19 17:12:35

I've never washed new clothes before wearing them nor any bedding or towels. Having read the link above I realise I may have taken risks but I don't suppose I'll change the habits of a lifetime now.

SalsaQueen Tue 13-Aug-19 17:12:42

I buy all His stuff from Asda and/or Matalan and Next. I never wash things before I wear them grin

Day6 Tue 13-Aug-19 17:18:30

I wouldn't buy clothes for OH because he has such a limited view of styles, colours, fashions etc. I leave him to it. He'd wear polo shirts/t shirts and jeans for every occasion if he could.

I don't wash new clothes before I wear them.

FarNorth Tue 13-Aug-19 17:20:48

It's obviously all too stressful for you Gonegirl.
Tell the old fella to buy his own clothes from now on, and pack for himself as well.
(Or hire a gentleman's gentleman)

Sparklefizz Tue 13-Aug-19 17:48:34

I was allergic to my new duvet cover until I'd washed it, so it must have had "dressing" or something on it confused

Sparklefizz Tue 13-Aug-19 17:51:01

Aha! Just read the article from the link above, and now I understand why I broke out in a rash from my new duvet cover.

Grandad1943 Tue 13-Aug-19 18:17:15

I wear quite a number of button-up shirts for work. Although (as with many these days) I no longer wear a tie with those shirts while on business or in the office, I always put those new shirts through the washing machine before wearing them.

The above makes the collars feel more comfortable and the whole shirt feel softer I find.

I also put all my new underpants through the washer for the same reason, thereby making then nice and soft for the most important places. 😃

However, I cannot see any reason to wash any new garment simply on the bases of where it was produced.

Auntieflo Tue 13-Aug-19 18:38:10

Just thinking, if you bought new clothes, and there was a fault in it, would the shop moan at you for washing it?

Lyndylou Tue 13-Aug-19 18:40:18

I usually frog march my other half to M&S shortly before any break so that I know what he packs is not his usual shabby wear. Earlier this year I left him to his own devices before a week caravan break. He picked me up from work and we drove straight there for me to discover he had packed some underwear, a pair of jeans, and a couple of oldish t shirts but had only the jumper he was wearing. As he always has a jumper on even in heatwaves and this one was already looking the worse for wear, we had to spend the first day of the holiday at Hornsea Freeport kitting him out. He just doesn't care what he looks like, but I have to look at him!!

GabriellaG54 Tue 13-Aug-19 18:50:06

gt66& others

If you're canny (like me) you go to the shop, see and feel material and quality first hand, try on then go home and order online.
Online clothes are pre-packed at manufacturer and never worn.
Simple.

Grandad1943 Tue 13-Aug-19 18:52:10

I find in these times that Marks & Spencer never has any men's wear that I like unless it is formal white shirts, and those I rarely wear these days.

I believe that the above is the find of many men at present, and that Asda/George is as good as other any men's clothes retailers, if not better.

Callistemon Tue 13-Aug-19 19:04:07

Grandad I think that the shirts with a button collar look much neater when not wearing a tie.
How to persuade DH though hmm

I have to force him to buy clothes or buy them for him, although he did buy himself a very nice (and expensive) linen jacket recently. Should have noted the time and date!

Grandad1943 Tue 13-Aug-19 19:05:40

Apologies should be "as good as any other men's clothes retailers" in my above post, not " as good as other any men's clothes retailers" 🤔

GabriellaG54 Tue 13-Aug-19 19:09:41

...and what kind of clothes might they be paddyann?
Are we talking
Boss
Gieves & Hawke
Brioni
RL
D&G
Hien Le
Abercrombie&Fitch
Mykita
Hilfiger
Gucci...
or more like Strellson?

Lazigirl Tue 13-Aug-19 19:18:14

I don't always wash new clothes before I wear them, and have never caught anything from them. With regards to the link posted I would think we are more at risk from chemicals in cleaning stuff and furnishings in the home than from clothes. The idea that scabies and lice is passed on is daft, it requires body to body contact for that.

GabriellaG54 Tue 13-Aug-19 19:19:57

I like wearing H&M clothes with a Gucci watch or Tiffany ear studs, that way, people always think the clothes are more expensive than they were. grin

GabriellaG54 Tue 13-Aug-19 19:25:00

My sons go the German/Scandi route when buying clothes, cars and watches.

Gonegirl Tue 13-Aug-19 19:28:02

Yawn