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How To Wash Acme de la vie (ADLV) Tees

How To Wash Acme de la vie (ADLV) Tees

OK, so you have finally bought a ADLV T-shirt! You've scanned its hidden tag and confirmed its authenticity.

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Huge assortment of ADLV tees. Check out the largest ADLV collection at StyleupK. Image credit: lovelypreorder

Its big graphic print is adorable and the T-shirt quality is of one that you have rarely touched. Check out how to style the ADLV graphic tees .

Now the next question: How should I take care of my Acme de la vie shirt?

White Powder on ADLV Shirts

But first things first. You might have noticed that your ADLV clothing have some white lines, especially along the folded corners. Based on experience, this is more frequently seen on ADLV caps.

On first sight, it sure look dirty. How so? Like someone stepped on the cap and left some white foot prints behind. Not a pretty sight, huh?

Why is there white powder on my ADLV clothing?

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Korea fashion brand Acme de la vie explains that white powder is used extensively during their printing and packing process. 

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This is a necessary step in order to protect the color of the graphic printing. And also to prevent the beautiful designs from being destroyed if they were to stick onto the ADLV polybags.

adlv donut boy 5 tee
Look at the bright beautiful color of the graphic print. You wouldn't want to destroy it! @nl.wg is wearing the ADLV donut 5 T-shirt design.

Apparently, the caps (especially the black ones) "suffered" more. This is most probably because the curved surface of the ADLV ballcaps make it retain the powder more than the flat surface T-shirts. Also, the cap polybag is also smaller in size, which results in more powder landing on top of the ADLV ballcap too

How should I remove the white powder on ADLV clothing?

It is recommended to wash your ADLV apparel before your first wear. Washing it will completely remove any traces of white powder.

In the case of ADLV caps, the korean streetwear brand recommends to remove it using a wet tissue. If you find it difficult to be removed even after using a wet tissue, StyleupK recommends the magic of a clean used toothbrush.

The magic old toothbrush. Please make sure its soft bristles and clean! Image credit:

1. Pour a bit of gentle cleanser on the toothbrush with a bit of water.

2. Gently brush the white lines bits with the toothbrush.

3. Clean it off with a wet tissue and leave it to dry in a shaded area.

Moving on to the next part...

How do I wash my ADLV shirt?

You see, ADLV pays a great amount of effort to ensure that the graphic goes well on their oversized T-shirts. They even intentionally chose thicker material textile for a better printing process! (Now you understand why its material is so thick)adlv basic tee

Same thing goes for the ADLV basic tees. Check out the largest ADLV collection at StyleupK. Image credit: @erjie

And so, you aren't going to destroy their efforts by washing the Acme de la vie shirts in a reckless manner right? (Promise us first!)

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ADLV washing tip. Image credit: @clothcaine

The best way to wash ADLV shirt is to dry clean them.

However, that's not a very probable solution since dry cleaning is so expensive!

The recommended ways to wash the Acme de la vie tees are:

1. Hand wash in cold water

2. Turn it inside out and put it into a washing net before putting it into the washing machine. In cold water and less than 1 hour cycle. ADLV also recommends separate washing for the ADLV tees.

**NEVER USE A DRYER** It will destroy the graphic printing of the apparel. This applies to the ADLV basic short sleeve T-shirts too.

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Learn to retain the vibrant graphic on the beautiful tee! Blackpink Lisa wears the ADLV Baby Face Jewelry T-shirt, retailing at Sgd 70 at styleupK.

After that, leave the ADLV tees to dry in a shady area.

How to iron ADLV T-shirts

Usually not much creases would be formed if you hand wash the Acme de la vie T-shirts and hang them up to dry.

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ADLV basic tees seem to create more creases after washing. You can iron it over a piece of thin cloth. Check out the largest ADLV collection at StyleupK. Image credit: @erjie

In the case when washing machine is used and creases are formed, you can iron the tees. Pay attention to the graphic and logo by placing a thin cloth above them. This will reduce the heat transferred to these areas. (Seek help from your mom about this. Moms know best!) Another way is to iron the other parts of the shirt while avoiding the graphic and the logos.


We hope that this article solves your query about how to take care of your ADLV tees. With this guide, your ADLV T-shirts, hoodies etc are going to last longer and the colors of the graphic will stay more vibrant too!

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Twice Tzuyu in ADLV multicolor track jacket, retailing at sgd185 at StyleupK.

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