When summer looks as if it might be going to put in an appearance, I like to buy plain, cheapo t-shirts and discharge them with bleach. This is a £3 black vest top from Tesco. I folded it, clipped it together with clothes pegs and gave it 12 minutes in a fairly weak bleach solution. A rinse in vinegar and a wash in the machine followed. Not bad.
I have some of these from last year that are fairing fine. No sign of the bleach rotting the fabric although for £3 it wouldn't be a major disaster. You do then to fall in love with things though, don't you?
Like underpants. Just can't persuade him indoors to part with his old ones which frankly should have a health and safety warning on them. He says he's keeping them for polishing cloths. What, precisely is he going to polish?