Author Topic: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?  (Read 10388 times)

Offline Rev. Cleanhead

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I realize this may sound pretty trivial, but I have several polo/golf-style shirts (all of which are less than one-year old) that the collars keep curling up on  >:(
I'm not much of a fashion expert... does anybody else experience this and has anybody figured out how to solve this petty frustration? 


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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 08:21:04 PM »
What a GREAT question. I thought I was the only one!

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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 08:45:14 PM »
One thing I do that seems to help is unfold/uncrease the collar after I wear a collared shirt. I also make sure that they collars are unfolded/uncreased when I fold them.
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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 08:51:37 PM »
That's one of the things I love about this forum. We can ask about anything, not just necessarily about being bald.  I don't wear polo shirts, I always carry a gun so I only wear shirts made to be worn untucked, mainly bowling type shirts (like Charlie sheen wore on Two and half men). If I wore a polo shirt, I would have a chance of printing (the gun showing through under the shirt). 

Good advice still.
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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 08:56:46 PM »
ironing or starch

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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 07:04:22 PM »
May depend on the brand?  I have trouble with Old Navy shirt collars the most.

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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 07:14:29 PM »
I'd agree with "it depends upon the brand". A more expensive/upscale shirt is less likely to curl.

I almost always wear button down shirts, or shirts with collar stays to keep them from curling. Just like the look of a broadcloth shirt over a knit.






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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 12:37:12 PM »
I have the same problem with some of my shirts. I just don't worry about it.  :)
I would think a hot clothes iron would fix the problem though.


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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 02:04:38 PM »
I think I found my solution.  I've allowed my shirts to hang dry straight out of the washing machine.  Avoiding the dryer seems to help considerably as a supplement to ironing. 
Thanks all!
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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 02:09:10 PM »
That's one of the things I love about this forum. We can ask about anything, not just necessarily about being bald.  I don't wear polo shirts, I always carry a gun so I only wear shirts made to be worn untucked, mainly bowling type shirts (like Charlie sheen wore on Two and half men). If I wore a polo shirt, I would have a chance of printing (the gun showing through under the shirt). 

Good advice still.

Great answer.  I'm a CCW holder as well (with previous law enforcement service) and carry frequently.  Most days my office attire is a nice polo-style shirt tucked into dress pants, which means my LCP rides along in an ankle holster.  Totally agree that a polo prints the weapon too much.  Silk shirts (like Hawaiian shirts) also print too much. 

And I also love the sheer variety of topics discussed here!
You can't part the skin of a sausage,
Or a dad from his fond son and heir.
And you can't part the hair on a bald-headed man,
For there'll be no parting there.  ~Billy Bennett

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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 03:13:24 PM »
That's one of the things I love about this forum. We can ask about anything, not just necessarily about being bald.  I don't wear polo shirts, I always carry a gun so I only wear shirts made to be worn untucked, mainly bowling type shirts (like Charlie sheen wore on Two and half men). If I wore a polo shirt, I would have a chance of printing (the gun showing through under the shirt). 

Good advice still.

Great answer.  I'm a CCW holder as well (with previous law enforcement service) and carry frequently.  Most days my office attire is a nice polo-style shirt tucked into dress pants, which means my LCP rides along in an ankle holster.  Totally agree that a polo prints the weapon too much.  Silk shirts (like Hawaiian shirts) also print too much. 

And I also love the sheer variety of topics discussed here!
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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 01:09:27 PM »
Funny how this thread went from stopping curling polo shirt collars to guns!  ???

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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2011, 01:38:38 PM »
What's really funny is two ministers packing....  I guess you  don;t ignore the collection plates in their churches.
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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2011, 03:44:41 PM »
What's really funny is two ministers packing....  I guess you  don;t ignore the collection plates in their churches.

Well, not twice anyway...

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Re: How do you keep the collars on your polo shirts from curling?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2011, 09:01:15 PM »

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I'm a CHL holder here in Texas. Glock 26 in a Crossbreed Supertuck works great for me. Planning on getting one for my S&W M&P .45 next. I don't worry too much about the bulge on my hip. 99.9% of the population don't even notice. They're wrapped up in whatever they have going on at the moment.
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I've been looking at Crossbreed Supertucks for my Glock 23.  What's your experience/impression of the rig? 
You can't part the skin of a sausage,
Or a dad from his fond son and heir.
And you can't part the hair on a bald-headed man,
For there'll be no parting there.  ~Billy Bennett

 


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