Holes in T-shirts


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Old 11-14-05, 07:40 PM
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Holes in T-shirts

Hi! Does anyone know of a logical reason why holes would all-of-a-sudden appear on my husbands t-shirts? They're not holes, really - they're more like little slits that have turned into holes, & it only happens to the front of the shirt, down toward the bottom. We use liquid laundry detergent so it's not from powder. We wash ALL of our clothes with the same soap but none of our other clothes have holes, so it can't be something sharp inside the washer. And we don't have moths. I'd appreciate any ideas on why this would happen. Thanks!
 
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Old 11-14-05, 09:04 PM
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The fact that the holes only appear in one area of the shirt tells me it's not the wash. The location you describe suggests it's getting caught/torn on something when worn - belt buckle, zipper, ...?
 
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Old 11-14-05, 11:25 PM
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He wears his work keys on the other side of where the holes are, & he doesn't wear a belt. I know that powder detergent (especially Tide) has tiny pieces of glass in it so this can cause holes in clothes. Since I use liquid, this can't happen, obviously, is there something else the public doesn't know about liquid? Thanks!
 
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Old 11-15-05, 05:50 PM
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The silicates used in detergents are soluble in water and do not damage clothing. Damage is not secondary to type of detergent used. Slits in front of shirt down toward bottom suggest possible zipper damage. Area in front could be subject to greater stretching and fibers become weak and slit. To lessen the chance of clothing damage in the laundry, button all buttons, zip up zippers, and fasten hooks so they do not get ripped or snag onto anything.
 
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Old 11-15-05, 11:14 PM
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Thank you for your help! Sentrase
 
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Old 11-27-05, 12:44 PM
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What kind of work does he do. I used to work in a factory and you could tell who worked in what department by the worn spots on their clothing. For instance, some of us had holes in the sides of our slacks near the knees from using a knee press. Inspectors would wear out their shirts along the waist line from rubbing against the table.

I strongly suspect it is something he is encountering at work. It could be something sharp that he is rubbing against.

My granddaughter has a dress that has slits in the hem. I know how they got there, a four year old with a pair of scissors! She got the scissors and chopped up the hem of here dress and also a pillow case.

Have your husband pay attention to any surfaces he is contact with at his work.

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Old 11-28-05, 01:16 PM
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He's a custodian. What you said makes A LOT of sense, especially because he's the only one in our family whose clothes this has happened to. I will tell him to pay attention at work. Thank you very much! I really appreciate it. Take care!
 
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Custodial wear

I like others thought the problem might be work related. I too work in the cleaning field. If your husband uses a "floor maintainer" sometimes called a swing machine, the handle of the machine rests against either your stomach or the front of the hips. Because the pads that go under the machine are never properly balanced, the machine tends to move up and down thus causing extra friction on the stomach area.

Hope this answers your questions.
 
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i have used a swing machine for ages...and if u set it right...the handle is at your hips..( center of gravity) and never had a problem..i would imagine..harsh chemicals ..ie: stripper, acids have done the deed..but then again i deal with them daily and never had a problem..it may be a case of just needs to be a bit more careful
 
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Old 11-29-05, 10:34 AM
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My husband doesn't use a swing machine, & when he works, he wears cover-alls. So I guess I'll just have to let this one go unanswered! Thanks to all of you who tried to help!
 
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Old 11-30-05, 01:34 PM
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Quite strange holes

[QUOTE=sentrase]Hi! Does anyone know of a logical reason why holes would all-of-a-sudden appear on my husbands t-shirts? They're not holes, really - they're more like little slits that have turned into holes,
I get the same thing as a female just wearing chef pants,no belt,and in jeans outside of work.But my boyfriend does not, even though we wash our clothes together(the same loads which can be a mix of jeans,underwear,and t-shirts).It really makes me mad cause some of the t-shirts get it after 2 washes,and I never tuck my work shirts in (rarely when in jeans)
What is going on?
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Old 11-30-05, 01:40 PM
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Holes (again)

My previous reply on the t-shirt holes
I wear a chef coat on the outside of my t-shirt.So chemical damage would be a no,especially when I do not wear some to work...It must be my p.h. or something strange
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