You just picked up your new dress shirts and wonder if you can wear them right away or do they need to be laundered first. The answer is yes, you can. However, I highly recommend you have your shirts laundered (and not dry cleaned) before ever wearing them. Dry cleaning will weaken the fabric fibers, and the chemicals could give your shirt a yellow tint known as “ring around the collar.” Starch will lessens the lifespan of a shirt.
It’s a better investment to get your dress shirts laundered before you wear them. Or, DIY… machine-wash, hang-dry and hand-iron.
Your shirts will look better and last longer, if you follow this advice.