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O/T: I hate when brand new things break!!! (CAPTAIN-COMPLAINEY)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by greaseball, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Flynn's_57
    Joined: May 10, 2002
    Posts: 922

    Flynn's_57
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    from Nor*Cal

    Well, got my two new HAMB shirts in the mail about a week ago.

    I don't usually buy clothes, but I was in sore need of some new threads!

    I got the aviator capped skeleton riding the flatty V-8 and the HAMB 2x4 intake (which was on sale).

    After checking 'em out I washed 'em in hot water ('cause they're cotton).
    I wore the intake shirt once and the skeleton shirt once.
    I noticed a few "loose strings" on the intake shirt (the shirt that was on sale).
    Not thinking, I pulled one. Well, it stretched quite a bit and (eventually) broke.

    And now my shirt's only got half a hem in it.

    I guess it's my fault for pulling the string an not cutting it, but dang, that stuff used to be no big deal.
    You'd pull a string, and it'd break.

    I guess that's why it was on sale, right?

    Everything "consumable" is made oversea's now and stuff's just not made to last anymore.
    (BUT IT SHOULD BE)
    Like socks, I don't think my socks even last 6 months now. You pull a "sock-string" and it just unravels the whole foot!

    And it's just like dang, I guess I'm gonna have to start buying used clothes too.
    (Thrift stores sell the only stuff where it says "made in America")
    :(
     
  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Cottons that have any color on them wash cold. They won't fade or shrink. Hot shrinks new cotton and if they are color they'll fade too. No bleach. Dryer set to warm.

    Oh.... NEVER pull a thread. Cut it.
     
  3. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    need louvers ?
    Member

    Damn tfeverfred, I thought I knew way too much about textiles for a straight guy...:D
     
  4. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    I've been a bachelor for a while. You learn after the first few trys. If that fails, I call my sisters!:D

    It also helps to read the instructions on the tag.;)
     

  5. Dont know if it makes ya fell any better but, I saw awhile back Ryan is trying to make the switch to American Made products when possible.. Why not send him a PM and see if he'll hook you up with one of the new ones. It never hurts to ask.
     
  6. lippy
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    lippy
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    from Ks

    Oooh, this ain't good for a traditional site. LOL. Lippy
     
  7. The37Kid
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    A poster with your advice under your avatar would sell well. Bob
     
  8. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    belair
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    Lol. Hey-when did you get another bucket? I never heard the story.
     
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I don't know about those shirts but all of the HAMB shirts I have bought in the past have held up quite well against my wife and her washer and dryer and normally there isn't a shirt or pair of jeans that she can't shrink.
     
  10. 1ton
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
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    Pulling the string is like walking up to some control panel and going, "Hey, I wonder what this button does"
    But seriously. What kind of softener do you men prefer, liquid or dryer sheets?
     
  11. tfeverfred
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    Naw. The city paid off, I rebuilt it. I'm going to be tearing the engine down shortly.
     
  12. Sphynx
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
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    from Central Fl

    I always get my panties in a wad when I have a wardrobe malfunction. Im
    with you Greaseball on the American made for sure.
     
  13. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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  14. Maybe you should pm the boss before airing your dirty laundry here.....pun intended.
     
  15. LockeGilber
    Joined: Jul 9, 2012
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    LockeGilber
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    from new york

    They won't fade or shrink. Hot shrinks new cotton and if they are color they'll fade too.
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  16. tommyd
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    All right girls....time to break up this little tupperware party and get back to work!:D
     
  17. go-twichy
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    the next thread i read better be super manly to make up for this one.
     
  18. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
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    from Garage

    really?
    we have a thread on how to care for clothes on the HAMB..

    WTF have you done?
     
  19. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Gator
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    Don't forget the dryer sheets...
     
  20. krooser
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    krooser
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    I'm wondering if he's tall, thin and neat....:D
     
  21. krooser
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    krooser
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    My ex never let me pull her string...
     
  22. belair
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    belair
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    Now he's been immortalized.
     
  23. 49F1Jeff
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    49F1Jeff
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    from Oregon

    That's traditional, just like rolled pant cuffs. ;)
     
  24. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
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    slowmotion
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    Wash 'em on a rock, in the crick out back, hang in a tree to dry, traditional like.
     
  25. It could be worse. Orange drinks at the dollar tree tastes like bamboo.
     
  26. A lot of good information,when my wife was recouping from surgery
    I decide to help out and was cloths,,,

    I had never used a washer & dryer before,,everything went in the was different colors but they didn't come out that way,,,:eek:,,I'm still wearing pink socks and drawers!:D HRP
     
  27. And that is one thing that is wrong in America today. Not imported tee shirts! The fact that everyone has to march their problem out into public! This shouldn't have been an open letter to this forum, it should have been a letter to the merchant.
    I firmly believe in giving a business the opportunity to do right first. If you receive no satisfaction then step it up.

    I had a boss that wouldn't make a supplier warrantee things. I think that is wrong. How will a product ever improve if the supplier is not made aware of it's shortcomings?

    Now either communicate with Ryan or tuck the shirt in.

    And check the seam on your scrotum.

    ~Alden
     
  28. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    Nah-Nana-Nah-Nah....mine's still good & I washed it many times with my bad underwear & my work clothes!
     
  29. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    belair
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    When good threads go bad...the shirt AND the direction this is going.
     
  30. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
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    zman
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    from Garner, NC

    two things this thread has shown me.

    1) some people will just bitch instead of actually asking the person/company they bought something from. I'm sure a quick PM to Ryan and all this would have been avoided. :rolleyes:

    2) there are a lot of dudes that are clueless about laundry. Seriously, have you never lived on your own? Did mama always do your laundry? :eek:
     

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