Use Salt To Give New Shirts Soft, Vintage Feels

New T-shirts never feel as comfortable as old ones. If you have a new shirt that needs softening, clothing company Octane suggest a quick bath in salt water.

Photo by jim212jim.

The process simply involves filling a bucket with one litre of water and half a cup of salt. Submerge the shirt in the water, let it sit in the salt water for three days, and then wash it as you normally would. When you're done, your stiff new shirt will be as soft as your favourite vintage T-shirt.

Brine Your Tee [Octane via Tipnut]


Comments

    And the longevity after the 3 days?

    Contrary to the picture, I wouldnt reccomend doing this in your washing machine, as salt plus water never equals anything good for metal parts

      "The process simply involves filling a bucket with one litre of water and half a cup of salt."

      "filling a bucket"

      "bucket"

    I actually find the opposite is true. When I buy a new t-shirt, it feels soft. Only after many washes does it feel less so. I might try this with older shirts and see what happens.

    Natalie Dee tried this and found it didn't work: http://www.stuffiputonmyself.com/2012/08/natalie-dee-private-pinvestigatort.html

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