I was talking to my Ma the other day and something came up that reminded me of this.
I’m not looking for this, per se, I’m just wondering if people still do it, it’s one of those super-cool Old School things.
For a while, when I was just little, my old man worked as a clerk at City Hall.
This being the early 60’s, there wasn’t much wiggle room in acceptable office attire, so he was pretty much confined to long sleeved white dress shirts every day of the week.
And I remember that he had a Shirt Service.
That once a week, a guy in a panel truck would come by and grab this ditty bag in which Pa put his shirts after wearing them, and drop off 5 or 6 (one assumes) freshly laundered and pressed white shirts, folded in that cool shirt-fold way, with a paper band around each.
I remember looking in his dresser drawer and seeing all these pristine white shirts, stacked up and ready, I can still smell the starched cotton.
It can’t have been expensive, we didn’t have a pot to piss in, but boy was it cool.
Do they still do this??