Care guide for the Ideal Shirt

February 07, 2023

Ideal to care for with a few tips.

When it comes to looking the part our Ideal Shirt can do it all, but caring for itself is not included in its skillset, yet. So when it comes to cleaning, it’s over to you. Fortunately, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3.


Whether you plumped for the cotton Oxford or the chambray shirt, either can safely be popped in the washing machine. Just make sure yours is inside out and goes in with similar colours on a 30°C programme with a moderate spin (800rpm maximum), and you're hot to trot.

If you want to do things right, a laundry net’s always a good idea. Once inside, your shirt will be spared a roughing-up from the drum, as well as encounters with spare change, receipts and whatever else found its way into the machine.

PS: Unbutton the collar, cuffs and lapel in order to avoid stressing the fabric at the seams.


We can't say it often enough, stay away from the tumble dryer! Let your Ideal Shirt hang on a wooden hanger for a few hours, that should do the trick for drying, and it’ll get rid of most of the post-wash creases into the bargain.

Avoid direct sunlight — which could fade the colours — just find a ventilated area, ideally outdoors.


For the Oxford shirt, a few gentle passes with an iron on a middling heat (max 200°C) does the job nicely.

As for the Chambray shirt, it’s a much more rustic material, so some people prefer not to iron it at all to keep that rough feel nicely intact. That’s your shout, but if you do iron it, we recommend doing so at 150°c max.

Thanks !

So there you have it, you now know everything there is to know about looking after your Ideal Shirt. If we've missed something or if you have any questions just give us a shout in the comment section below. Or you can ping us a message here:

We'll be back in touch in a couple of weeks to see how you're getting on.

Until then,

The Asphalte Team:

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