- June 9, 2023 at 3:50 pm #743589LisaNicoleParticipantRegistered On: July 23, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 18Has thanked: 11 timesBeen thanked: 101 times
Bought a two piece outfit online. Took it out of the bag and put on the top.
Almost immediately I took it off. Why? The tag felt like sandpaper.
Why do manufacturers make garment tags out of the most irritating material they can find?
I know that the government has some such rule about lasting for 50 or so washings,
but does that rule make sense if I have to cut out the tag?
Am I the only one who doesn’t enjoy having the outer layers of skin on the back of my neck rubbed off?
Please tell me I’m not alone!
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- June 12, 2023 at 9:37 am #744148J JLadyRegistered On: September 13, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 1021Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 4286 times
The best solution I have found if you do not want to remove the tags, which I often do, is to take a pair of scissors and round the corners. It is usually the pointy corners that are the culprit. It happens in men’s skirts as well and cutting the corners works there also. Using a lighter can work, but as often as not the melted part is pointy and irritating to me, which means I am probably doing it wrong.
- June 12, 2023 at 7:08 am #744113Wendy SwiftLadyRegistered On: May 11, 2020Topics: 12Replies: 999Has thanked: 1081 timesBeen thanked: 4644 times
I keep all my clothing intact, from the tag that contains washing instructions + the size and the hanging straps.
I use the size tag as reference. As I buy most of my stuff online, it helps me remember what size I bought previously so that way I have a point of reference.
As for the hanging straps, I use it to “secure” the clothing on the hanger, especially if the closet is full. How many times have you put in/taken out something from the closet only to have the neighbouring items slip off the hanger.
- June 12, 2023 at 10:52 am #744173LisaNicoleLadyRegistered On: July 23, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 18Has thanked: 11 timesBeen thanked: 101 times
Whenever I buy online, I copy and paste the invoice to a word doc and file it in the folder for that store, under a main folder for clothing. I also make notes about size and fit.
With some stores I am a medium, but others a large. This method keeps a good record for future orders.
The tags don’t matter then and most of my stuff is wash and wear. If I’m not sure, then I’ll hand wash. I never buy anything that needs dry cleaning.
I usually keep the straps, but have just resigned myself to having a pile of clothing on my closet floor and empty hangers above.
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- June 10, 2023 at 8:49 am #743721Nikki Just NikkiLadyRegistered On: September 29, 2022Topics: 9Replies: 228Has thanked: 1496 timesBeen thanked: 1455 times
Huge peeve for me. I’ve returned things because the tags marred the experience so much. I’ve cut tags out before, but there always seems to be some leftover bit that still annoys, and I’ve also ruined a top trying to cut out a tag, so it’s definitely a mixed bag.
- June 10, 2023 at 9:04 am #743722LadyRegistered On: July 23, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 18Has thanked: 11 timesBeen thanked: 101 times
One does have to be careful not to cut the garment. I never do a rush job. Slow and careful. I use a small, sharp, curved nail scissor. Also, I am near sighted and able to see detail very close up. I’m sure that this is an advantage for this.
- June 10, 2023 at 2:36 am #743675Madeline BradfordDuchessRegistered On: February 5, 2023Topics: 6Replies: 181Has thanked: 336 timesBeen thanked: 803 times
I’d rather have the tags so I know the material and washing instructions.
If the sharp edges irritate you, and you don’t want to cut them off, try using a lighter held close to the tag. The synthetic material of the tag should begin to melt, rounding off the edge. Just be careful you don’t burn the tag or the garment.
- June 10, 2023 at 1:57 am #743671Ashley KonnersLadyRegistered On: August 15, 2020Topics: 49Replies: 920Has thanked: 3334 timesBeen thanked: 4721 times
This caught my attention as my wife has done this for many years. After she tries something new on and if fits to her liking the first thing she does is cut the tags out. Lol. I’ve done it a few times on certain articles of my femme clothes I’ve bought. I always cut the tags out of my bralettes .
- June 9, 2023 at 9:39 pm #743654Alison AndersonDuchessRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 17Replies: 1196Has thanked: 923 timesBeen thanked: 5030 times
I bought a woman’s tee shirt from Costco that I could wear as a guy. This shirt had 4 tags stacked on top of each other. This was so that they can provide the material list and washing instructions in more languages than you can count.
Even though it was low on the left side, it felt like it was scratching and digging into my side. When I cut off the unnecessary tags leaving only the English, I was able to wear it.
- June 9, 2023 at 8:57 pm #743646Wanda OvahearRegistered On: October 19, 2022Topics: 16Replies: 918Has thanked: 1758 timesBeen thanked: 2895 times
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- June 9, 2023 at 4:33 pm #743602Lara TuckerLadyRegistered On: September 29, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 1415Has thanked: 32391 timesBeen thanked: 5276 times
I think there are legions of us that can’t stand irritating tags on clothing. Even some men’s garments come with the information printed on them now.
I wonder if it has something to do with the material the garment is made of. Maybe some materials don’t take printing very well?
Anyway, I’m with you on this subject sister. I love my tagless panties!
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