One of the things about hot weather is that everybody starts dressing exactly the same. Or do they?Summer means T shirts
, they are the most common summer clothing. While you might see a dozen white T shirts
being worn by people on the beach or in the park, or the same number of black T shirts
being worn in bars or night-clubs the same evening, they won’t all be the same. They won’t look the same and they won’t give the same impression to us.New T shirts
have an intangible air of freshness about them, which they soon lose, but you can keep it if you take a bit of care. White tees can be kept pristine by two simple methods:1. Always add some soda crystals to the wash ?C it really brightens up and gives that ‘fresh’ blue tint2. If it’s got a bit sordid, perhaps because you’ve spilled food on it, put it to soak in a bowl of really hot water with soda crystals and leave it overnight, normally that will get rid of any recent stains.Of course, once you start to get pit-rot from the way your deodorant reacts to the underarm area of your T-shirt, you should throw it away and get a new one!To keep black tees looking pitch-black and dense, rather than shiny in places and grey, there are two rules too:1. Always turn them inside out before you wash them ?C this helps keep the color good2. If you really want to keep them looking great ?C put them in an old pillowcase before washing, it’s rubbing that removes some of the dye from places of greatest wear (like collars and underarms) and washing them inside a pillowcase can stop those areas rubbing further in the machine and losing their dye.Finally, no T-shirt looks good if it hasn’t had the creases removed. If you really really really can’t be bothered to iron your tees (inside out, of course) then just dry them already hung on a coat hanger ?C instant pizzazz!