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Old 05-10-16, 11:18 PM
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Dumbest jersey question ever

I took a look on the forum via the search function, and then on Google as well. I bought a slightly used jersey on eBay, and when I pulled it out of the package, it was wrinkled. No worries, planned on washing it anyway before wearing. I always hang dry my jerseys so this and a few others came out of the wash and were hung to dry. Wrinkles. Not just a few here and there, but the whole thing is wrinkled. Washed a second time since I thought maybe it got a bit crumpled when I laid it out to dry over a chair. Same result. Now, before everyone jumps all over me about how stupid of a thing this is to worry about, I wear the jersey for work. I cannot show up to work looking like a rag bag that looks like I slept all night in it. I have two more of the same jersey and have had no issue with them at all. Obviously ironing them is a recipe for disaster. I know wearing a wrinkled shirt under a sweatshirt for a few hours will remove them, but will this happen every time I wash it? Anyone have any other remedies?

I am going to go ahead and apologize for the lameness of this post. Just perplexed as to why it is so dang wrinkled.
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Old 05-11-16, 12:11 AM
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Maybe the previous owner dried it too hot and permanently set the wrinkles. Same method used to set creases in permanent pressed synthetic trousers. Try a steamer -- iron or separate handheld steamer. Or take it to a professional laundry/dry cleaner -- they'll have a clothing press. It should be able to minimize the wrinkles without further damage to the fabric.
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Is it Rapha?
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
I wear the jersey for work. I cannot show up to work looking like a rag bag that looks like I slept all night in it.
Wait. You wear the jersey for work? Are you a professional cyclist?
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Is it Rapha?
Nope.

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Wait. You wear the jersey for work? Are you a professional cyclist?
Nope. I do bike delivery for Jimmy John's as a second job and we can wear their jersey if we choose to. Much better than riding in a cotton t-shirt.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
Nope. I do bike delivery for Jimmy John's as a second job and we can wear their jersey if we choose to. Much better than riding in a cotton t-shirt.
Personally, I couldn't care less if my hoagie delivery guy is wearing a wrinkled jersey, and I don't think I am alone on that one.
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Old 05-11-16, 07:28 AM
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Is it a loose-cut jersey? It seems to me like most wrinkles would be hard to see once the jersey was put on and stretched taught. Either way, I wouldn't ever judge anybody for a wrinkled jersey. It's not like showing up for work in a rumpled suit.
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The jersey is obviously too small. The wrinkles should pull out when you put it on over your bulging pecs.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Personally, I couldn't care less if my hoagie delivery guy is wearing a wrinkled jersey, and I don't think I am alone on that one.
My store manager and area manager do not share the same sentiment as you. This is a corporate store not a franchise and they are sticklers for personal appearance. I couldn't show up for work in a wrinkled t-shirt, so why would I in a bike jersey? They gave a guy another t-shirt because his was starting to show signs of fading from washing. They have sent people home for not following the facial hair appearance rules. They take this seriously, and we are one of the top 5 grossing corporate stores in the country. I don't want to be rolling up to a professional office setting looking like a rag bag.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
My store manager and area manager do not share the same sentiment as you. This is a corporate store not a franchise and they are sticklers for personal appearance. I couldn't show up for work in a wrinkled t-shirt, so why would I in a bike jersey? They gave a guy another t-shirt because his was starting to show signs of fading from washing. They have sent people home for not following the facial hair appearance rules. They take this seriously, and we are one of the top 5 grossing corporate stores in the country. I don't want to be rolling up to a professional office setting looking like a rag bag.

Hang it over a steaming shower then put it on slightly damp and go for a ride. It will dry in a few minutes. If the wrinkles persist, you're SOL. You might drop a note in the JJ suggestion box about providing company branded jerseys for their bike delivery people. Seems like good advertising to me.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
My store manager and area manager do not share the same sentiment as you. This is a corporate store not a franchise and they are sticklers for personal appearance. I couldn't show up for work in a wrinkled t-shirt, so why would I in a bike jersey? They gave a guy another t-shirt because his was starting to show signs of fading from washing. They have sent people home for not following the facial hair appearance rules. They take this seriously, and we are one of the top 5 grossing corporate stores in the country. I don't want to be rolling up to a professional office setting looking like a rag bag.
Yeah, I read an article a while back about millennials complaining about how unfair JJ's dress code is.

They actually want employees to show up bathed, shaved and in clean clothes with decent shoes.

Hey, if you want to show up for work in a wrinkled shirt, get a CS degree like I did.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Is it Rapha?

Nice.
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The obvious answer is to quit JJ.
Other answer, use a towel over the jersey and then iron it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Personally, I couldn't care less if my hoagie delivery guy is wearing a wrinkled jersey, and I don't think I am alone on that one.
I would care if my grinder delivery guy was wrinkled, hoagies and submarine sandwich deliveries not so much but certainly grinders and heros.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
I would care if my grinder delivery guy was wrinkled, hoagies and submarine sandwich deliveries not so much but certainly grinders and heros.
Hope you don't think a grinder is synonymous with those other names. A grinder is toasted in the oven. The others are not.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
My store manager and area manager do not share the same sentiment as you. This is a corporate store not a franchise and they are sticklers for personal appearance. I couldn't show up for work in a wrinkled t-shirt, so why would I in a bike jersey? They gave a guy another t-shirt because his was starting to show signs of fading from washing. They have sent people home for not following the facial hair appearance rules. They take this seriously, and we are one of the top 5 grossing corporate stores in the country. I don't want to be rolling up to a professional office setting looking like a rag bag.
What happens if you make a delivery and come back to the store sweaty? 40 lashes with a wet slice of prosciutto? And a JJ's store is a "professional office setting?"
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Hey, if you want to show up for work in a wrinkled shirt, get a CS degree like I did.
Or get a law degree and find a relaxed working environment like I did. Today I am wearing convertible pants and sandals.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Hope you don't think a grinder is synonymous with those other names. A grinder is toasted in the oven. The others are not.
Technically the grinder heating is regional to parts of PA and Delaware. Don't try and pannini this because you will go down in toasty toasty flames : P
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
Technically the grinder heating is regional to parts of PA and Delaware.
The hoagie was invented in Philly, so what we say is the word of God. Anyone who calls a heated version, be it hero, sub or whatever, anything other than a grinder shall burn for eternity in the afterlife. The first time I went to Pittsburgh I ordered what was described on the menu board as a "hoagie." The place wasn't crowded but it took them a while. When I finally got my sandwich I discovered the wait was for it to be toasted. I had the store owner arrested for false advertising. he was sentenced to a week of proper hoagie making lessons.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
What happens if you make a delivery and come back to the store sweaty? 40 lashes with a wet slice of prosciutto? And a JJ's store is a "professional office setting?"
We aren't, but we deliver to them. Law offices to office buildings to the president of the local university and her administration. I have even delivered to what appeared to be a pretty big board meeting that was just letting out.

We are allotted a black cotton t-shirt to wear at no charge and often get more than one. As we all know, cotton is rotten to ride in, so they offer a discounted bike jersey that you can order. Well, these often show up on eBay and Craigslist from employees who no longer work there. I ordered one through the store, then picked one up on the cheaper side on eBay and had a good experience. Found another one for $25 shipped to my door so it was hard to pass up. This is how the wrinkles came to be. I will check out some of the suggestions and follow up with results.
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Back to the original topic...

Dry cleaners. They'll iron out those wrinkles no matter what type of fabric it's made. And yes, I'd be a bit less than impressed if the delivery guy showed up looking like he slept several nights in his clothes.


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I've never seen that happen to jerseys, sounds unfixable to me. That material shouldnt wrinkle like that..
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