Do you wear white?

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it's summer, people wear white. who are these people.
i have some white and off-white t-shirts. someone gave me a white skirt but i gave it away. i have a flouncy white strapless summer dress but only wear it with a black sweater or something not-white. my mom gave me white pants when i saw her a couple of months ago. i have not yet worn them. who wears white, really.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
i do not wear white 14
i wear white shirts but that is the only white thing i wear except maybe for socks but that's another thread 13
i wear white 11


obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:34 (six years ago) Permalink

i voted that i wear white because i romanticize that i like it

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:35 (six years ago) Permalink

I love white! I would love to wear white! If I got in a car and drove to a thing and then went home after, I would wear white all the time! Unfortch I have to wear the same thing all day throughout different activities and seating areas, so white doesn't last too long.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:37 (six years ago) Permalink

I assume we're talking solid white? I own a lot of black (and red) and white stripes, dots, and prints but I'm going to assume that does not count. So . . .

Never. I do not own a single piece of solid white clothing, not even a white T shirt. I look horrible and totally washed out in white.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:40 (six years ago) Permalink

totally
i once had a great pair of white sneakers but they got dirty so fast, especially the suede part. now they are painting shoes.
xp

yes solid white!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Solid white t-shirts are a new introduction into my wardrobe. Pretty, but I am clumsy and all-white would be such a bad look. Only time I was ever all-white was the wedding, I wore the dress on the subway and alleyways and whatnot for photos and my white tights and the bottom tenth of the dress were black by the end of it all. And someone spilled red wine on me. :(

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:45 (six years ago) Permalink

I was given a white skirt which I gave away too. I have this thing about darkest colour on the bottom or an outfit looks unbalanced.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:46 (six years ago) Permalink

I wear a lot of white.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:50 (six years ago) Permalink

^ posts very much in character

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:57 (six years ago) Permalink

someone will always spill red wine on you when you are wearing white
unless you are michael white
then they will just spill champagne on you
and all involved will laugh it off

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

<3

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

I wear white. Then I go to life drawing classes and get charcoal stains all down the front of my trousers like an idiot.

Jesu swept (ledge), Monday, 11 June 2012 15:20 (six years ago) Permalink

i don't wear bright colors, and white is the brightest color there is

ciderpress, Monday, 11 June 2012 15:29 (six years ago) Permalink

tbh I am wearing a white dress today but it has dark blue line-y checks all over it so doesn't truly count as bright white

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 16:01 (six years ago) Permalink

soft rumpled white oxford shirts are a nice summer look; pair with beachy hair & sand in your canvas sneakers

white v-neck undershirts are v important to me, i get annoyed when i run out

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:16 (six years ago) Permalink

I have some white undergarments (including a t-shirt and a tank top), but otherwise, no white ever. It's not my style, plus I'm too messy, plus I live in a city and take filthy public transit everywhere. I am wearing a long cream/off-white lace skirt today and I keep running over it with my office chair so it's got grey streaks on the bottom that are fortunately disguised by the obfuscating cream and lace combo. It's a good example of a reason why I don't wear white things, though.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 June 2012 18:21 (six years ago) Permalink

White vneck undershirts are my favorite thing in the world to wear. I don't know what it is, I just feel good/better in them. Not tight ones, not women's ones, not low-cut ones, just NORMAL Hanes (or whatever) ones. They wash down really well after about 6-8 years.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:23 (six years ago) Permalink

and they don't get pit stains after that long? i am amazed by people with body chemistry like that

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:30 (six years ago) Permalink

My dad's sure do.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:31 (six years ago) Permalink

They are comfortable though. I stole a couple years ago and wore them as sleep shirts for years. V cozy.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

That reminds me! Apparently a nice soak in Oxyclean will get rid of white shirt pit stains. I have so many decent shirts with yellowed armpits.. what can I say, I sweat :(

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh, they do I guess? By that time I'm just wearing them for grubby stuff so I don't care. Gym, bike rides, chores, sleep. It makes me happy to see them come up next in the t-shirt pile.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

ah.
i will run with this oxyclean tip.

the white that looks best on me is bright almost-blue white, like space-suit white or something. because my skin tone is cool (aka pink). so, like, impossibly clean

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:44 (six years ago) Permalink

White is probably my best color but I never wear it bc I'm a slob :/

just1n3, Monday, 11 June 2012 18:48 (six years ago) Permalink

sweat stains yellow with time, so imho it's preferable to launder them asap even if it's not in a white / bleach load

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

i find that if i wait until i have a full load of whites to wash, some of the shirts have been there long enough to yellow, which makes them that much harder to bleach

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

this is a good tip! perhaps even handwashing asap is a good idea

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:52 (six years ago) Permalink

I bleached my whites for years. Bleach turns organic stains yellow. So it's not really very good for that. Go with the OxyClean tip from upthread.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm never at a REAL store when I remember I need men's undershirts, I'm always at a dollar store or something, because I'm cheap, and for years I couldn't find v-necks again, ever, only the crew-necks. So I have like 10 crew-necked Ts that I realize now I hate, and only just restocked my stash of Vs. All is right with the world again.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Cut out the crew neck! I did this with every single one of my tees

just1n3, Monday, 11 June 2012 18:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Hmmmm perhaps!

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Bleach turns organic stains yellow

whaaaaat? is this true?

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Monday, 11 June 2012 18:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Jesse used to boil his work shirts to get them white after punishing, sweaty server shifts. I have asked him to step in here and explain his technique.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 June 2012 19:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Technique:

- Boil shirts

Je55e, Monday, 11 June 2012 19:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I put them in OxyClean for extended periods, which helped more than anything else. Boiling was an act of desperation. It might have helped, but I don't really know for sure.

I recently bought laundry bluing and I'm hoping that helps make whites last longer for me.

Je55e, Monday, 11 June 2012 19:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Technique:

- Boil shirts

― Je55e

A+

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 11 June 2012 19:11 (six years ago) Permalink

rare is the time in my waking life where I am not wearing a white tshirt

he bit me (it felt like a diss) (m bison), Monday, 11 June 2012 19:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I tried bluing. I think it left blue spots on things but did not actually make my whites blue-whiter. Maybe you need to pre-mix it with really hot water and then pour the mixture in with the washwater so it dilutes better? Something I do/did not have access to at random laundromat.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 11 June 2012 19:12 (six years ago) Permalink

I went to Sears to buy Hanes undershirts, but they were out of them and I got Covington instead and those motherfuckers are terrible. They feel rough, the fabric is thin and limp, and they are wide enough for another half of a Jesse.

xp - Yeh, that's the thing about bluing - you have to dilute it and add it when the rinse cycle is full, which is a hassle because I don't hang out in my laundry room during the wash. But I've got secret planz for sneaking a mini washer and mini dryer into my apartment and I am looking forward to laundry miracles than can only be accomplished with the coveted In-Unit Laundry.

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Je55e, Monday, 11 June 2012 19:16 (six years ago) Permalink

(oops, big pic. sorry)

Je55e, Monday, 11 June 2012 19:16 (six years ago) Permalink

of course i wear white! everyone needs one pair of white trousers. at least.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 June 2012 19:47 (six years ago) Permalink

...

Je55e, Monday, 11 June 2012 19:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I will never ever where white pants. Some people can pull them off. I would feel, and therefore look, ridiculous.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 11 June 2012 20:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Where?

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Monday, 11 June 2012 20:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Dammit. U know what I meant!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 11 June 2012 20:55 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't wear white at all. Props to those who can pull it off.

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Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Monday, 11 June 2012 22:41 (six years ago) Permalink

otm

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 11 June 2012 23:33 (six years ago) Permalink

One thing I like about New Orleans is that ordinary people can get pull off wearing a white linen suit, at least on certain occasions.

Je55e, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 01:26 (six years ago) Permalink

i wore a white tux to prom don't do that

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 02:02 (six years ago) Permalink

i mean, wait, never mind, do what you want. i apparently did.

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 02:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Any comtemplation of white clothing seems to always devolve into discussions about laundry care, stain removal, whether it's really necessary to wash whites separately, and whether chlorine bleach or near-boiling water temperatures are desirable. I'm fine with the way white looks when it's new and clean, but keeping it looking that way is too high-maintenance for me, so I usually wear darker colors, preferably with a stain-disguising pattern or texture.

Lee626, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:11 (six years ago) Permalink

white dress shirts only but about 3x per week

the late great, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:35 (six years ago) Permalink

They wash down really well after about 6-8 years.

― how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, June 11, 2012 2:23 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

I wish undergarment companies would just sell white tees that have been continually washed for 6-8 years. I have a few fruit of the loom white tees that I never wear, I just toss them in the hamper again and again, hoping that they'll break down one day enough to be soft.

un® (dayo), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 01:09 (six years ago) Permalink

was thinking the other day that i should rock white jeans this summer
totally could pull that off i think

White jeans

buzza, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 03:50 (six years ago) Permalink

White V necks is all I wear in the summer, and to work. I own a pair of white jeans but only wear when I would go dancing at country bars. I don't really go dancing in country bars anymore.

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 04:15 (six years ago) Permalink

i never don't regret wearing white

carly rae (flopson), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 16:39 (six years ago) Permalink

I bought white leggings. What is wrong with me.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

i've noticed that a lot of women in their late-50s and 60s wear white linen pants (lined, of course)
and that most women in this town who wear white jeans pair them with heels, high ones

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:11 (six years ago) Permalink

i am wearing white cotton shorts atm

Lamp, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm at a show - it is hot in here and it's btwn bands - and I was just thinking how wearing white in the woods is a beautiful and ridiculous thing so I think I will dig that strapless white dress out of the giveaway bag and wear it camping or at the cottage this summer

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 22 June 2012 01:58 (six years ago) Permalink

or not, it's ok

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 22 June 2012 02:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Excellent use of white flows dress imo

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 22 June 2012 02:06 (six years ago) Permalink

wore white to my junior prom

perhaps not the best look for me

mookieproof, Friday, 22 June 2012 02:11 (six years ago) Permalink

do not pitch the white dress

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Friday, 22 June 2012 02:24 (six years ago) Permalink

it has a flowy knee-length skirt - with a thin layer of tulle! which is why i'm like lol forest dress bc it is def not a city dress for me

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 22 June 2012 03:52 (six years ago) Permalink

O_O waaaaaant

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Friday, 22 June 2012 04:35 (six years ago) Permalink

since I started this thread I have purchased 2 more white tops.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 29 June 2012 22:10 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

This shit works well. http://www.whitebritelaundry.com/products.php

(*・_・)ノ⌒ ☆ (Je55e), Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:35 (six years ago) Permalink


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