Care for your Claudio

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

Your Claudio Lugli shirts are designed to be easy care and all should be washed at 40C using a non- bio detergent.

Easy.

However, If you really love your Claudio Lugli shirts and would like them to last a lifetime looking like brand new – then follow these more careful steps:

Before washing your Claudio Lugli shirt, make sure you undo all the buttons.

If your shirt has them, please remove the collar stays before washing. This will avoid uneven wear on the collar points. It also saves you from trying to find them in the washing machine after washing.

Make sure you turn your shirts inside out. This not only protects the buttons from chipping on the steel drum, but enables the soap powder to work directly on the under-arms.  If you have one, put the shirt into a net washing bag which will help protect the fabric and keep it looking brand new.

Wash in water 40C (104F) making sure you first read the washing instructions on the label.

After washing is completed, dry the shirt either on a line or in an airing cupboard. This will prolong the life of the shirt. Try to avoid using the tumble dryer as the steel drum tends to wear out the points on the collar and cuffs.

IRONING

It is good to iron a pure cotton shirt while it’s still slightly damp from the wash.

As a general rule, place the part of the shirt you’re about to iron on a flat ironing board. Press the area to be ironed down until it’s dry and crease free. Make sure you set the temperature dial of the iron to cotton.

The usual order for ironing a shirt is: collar, cuffs, sleeves, shoulders, front panels leaving the back of the shirt to be ironed last. Once you’ve done that, go back to any parts of the shirt that have become creased during ironing, and go over these again.

Collar should be damp on both sides. Begin by ironing the back of the collar until it’s flat and dry. You may need to pull gently at one end as you’re pressing down in order to avoid those pesky little creases.

Next, turn the collar over and repeat the procedure, ironing from the point to the centre as this will minimise creasing on the collar’s edge.  Try to avoid ironing the collar tips on the right side to prevent them becoming shiny or worn.

Never iron a collar with the collar stays inside, as this will cause wear to the cloth on the collar points.

When ironing cuffs, they should always be unbuttoned and unfolded and iron them the same way as you iron the collar, on both sides.

Iron the sleeve from the top down to the cuff, creating a crease if you want one.

Next, iron the two front panels of the shirt and finally the back. Make sure that whenever you iron a shirt all the buttons are unbuttoned.

Finally, once the shirt is ironed, slip it onto a hanger, fasten the top button and leave it to air. This will allow any leftover moisture to evaporate and avoid creasing.

DRY CLEANING

Your Claudio Lugli shirts don’t really need dry cleaning but if you choose to dry clean your shirt, always select the hand laundered service if available. And remember to remove collar stays.