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Ever Wondered Why Your T-Shirts Get All Those Little Holes In Them?

Emma Rosemurgey

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Ever Wondered Why Your T-Shirts Get All Those Little Holes In Them?

Have you ever wondered why you can safely put away a t shirt after wearing it just once, only to find the next time you want to wear it, it's got a little annoying hole in?

Of course you have, and it turns out you're not alone, but fear not, fact finders as one of life's biggest fashion mysteries has been solved.

Now, I know some people will definitely be thinking moths. I know I was before I found out the real reason behind the suspicious holes.


But it turns out that the most likely reason for tiny holes around your torso is actually down to your jeans or belt.

CEO of American Giant, Bayard Winthrop, told Today: "That part of the shirt is a primary abrasion point.

"The fabric there is (rubbing) against the hardware: your belt, the tops of your jeans, all points of wear. The friction, repeated over time, has caused the fabric to deteriorate."

But what can you do to combat these pesky little holes and keep your t shirts looking good as new?


Well, Bayard goes on to say that the fabric of the t-shirt is mostly to blame, so that's where we need to make the change.

"The garment itself might be produced as cheaply as possible," he said. "Cutting costs where possible.


"Look for brands that call out what type of cotton they are using - a longer fibre length is a good sign - and how the garment is constructed."

So, there we have it, you can either buy more expensive clothes or stop wearing jeans and belts. Neither of those are an ideal solution for me, to be honest.

Having said all that, the teeny holes could well be down to moths, the pesky little buggers do enjoy dining on clothing after all.

Apparently, the easy way to tell if its your jeans wrecking your clothes or a bunch of moths is to check for the number of small holes. If there's a cluster of holes, it's likely due to moths making a snack out of your clobber, however, if it's just one small hole, then you can probably blame your jeans.


Clever, eh?


Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Style News, Fashion

Emma Rosemurgey
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