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    Was comparing my clothes to that of my friends recently. We've had items of clothing for 1-2 years but I have noticed that all my shirts expand after a while, some quicker than others. The arm area loses its 'fit' and it becomes wider and floppy, doesn't show off the arm so well. Why would this be? Is it something with the water temperature when washing?
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    Was comparing my clothes to that of my friends recently. We've had items of clothing for 1-2 years but I have noticed that all my shirts expand after a while, some quicker than others. The arm area loses its 'fit' and it becomes wider and floppy, doesn't show off the arm so well. Why would this be? Is it something with the water temperature when washing?
    Weird they expand? Unless they have some sort of elasticity to them (are they lycra?) I can't imagine why they'd expand. Hot water usually shrinks clothes, not expands them.
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    they just become baggier somehow.
 
 
 
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