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Too small, shrink like crazy, scratchy to wear and a general waste of money
on November 2, 2015
Ok, these are a LOT cheaper than the $35 3-pack from Nordstrom, but they were a waste of money for me, so actually more expensive in the long run. I had honesty expected more from the Hanes brand.
TOO SMALL! I'm a lean size 38 regular or 39 short (kinda in-between). Using the sizing chart, which says M = 38" to 40" I purchased Medium size. When they arrived, I washed them in a "permanent press" cycle (warm/cold) in my new Samsung digital washer. I dried them on a "medium" setting (all this according to the package directions) in the Samsung dryer. When they came out, they were shriveled and puckered and also felt rough (I don't normally use fabric softener on anything, and didn't on these either). I pulled them and stretched them back into shape, then tried one on.
The bottom hem would barely reach to the waistband on my pants (I'm a size 31 waist, so this is not a 'hanging gut' problem) forget about tucking these into your pants if you have a gut or you like to wear your pants really low on your hips. The fit under the arms is so tight it chafes, and the compression on my chest is noticeable. I'm a skinny guy, and I'm used to having to often choose between medium and small sizes in a lot of things. Its pretty rare that a medium is too small!
SCRATCHY! I've tried re-washing these in cold water with Woolite and then using a bounce fabric softener sheet in the dryer. They are still so scratchy I cannot stand wearing them.
Unfortunately, I cannot wear these. Even if they fit properly (which they do not), the scratchiness of the fabric makes them intolerable to wear.
Now I have a nice three-pack of matching furniture polishing rags...