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Size Guide Info & Garment Care


Our size guides on each product page is just that - a guide only!

Whilst we've done our best to ensure the measurements are as accurate as possible - you know your own body and what the best fit will be

Please take your own measurements and choose the most appropriate size for your product of choice

Don't forget to take into account the general fit of the garment;

Fitted - exact size or one size up

Semi Fitted - exact size

Loose - exact size or one size down

Please contact us if you have any specific sizing enquiries at



Any item you purchase from us will come with specific care instructions, but we also wanted to provide you a comprehensive guide on caring for all of your garments - not just the ones from Captain & Kit


  • In general, white cottons can be washed at temperatures up to 95 degrees Celsius
  • Coloured cottons should be washed using a detergent for coloured fabrics at a temperature no higher than 60 degrees Celsius to avoid fading. 
  • Cottons can normally be tumble-dried. However, it is important to observe the drying instructions on the garment care label as there may be a risk of garment shrinkage depending on how the cotton fabric was finished when being made
  • Cottons can be ironed at a high temperature using steam


  • Never hold up a wet cashmere or wool jumper by the shoulders as it will stretch out. In fact, keep your jumper in a lump when you pick it up when wet. Lay it flat to dry, pressing it gently with a towel.
  • Always fold cashmere and wool jumpers in thirds so you don't get a fold line running down the front of the jumper.
  • Use a detergent formulated especially for delicate woollens for non-felting and fibre and colour protection

Silk, Lace & Delicates

  • Hang your silk and tulle garments in the bathroom during a shower. The humidity will help remove the wrinkles for you
  • To reduce distortion caused by clothes hangers on lace garments, spray the area of your garment until it is damp before wear. Body heat will work with the water to smooth out the marks

Stain Removal

  • Alcohol used in the manufacturing process can cause perfume to vaporise, affecting the colours on silk. Perfume and deodorant stains can be pre-treated with a solution of citric acid (1 part to 5 parts water), then washed in the usual way
  • Lipstick is usually removed by one wash in the machine. To help dissolve tell-tale traces, dab with eucalyptus oil or glycerine before washing. Stubborn stains can be pre-soaked in a diluted solution of ammonia or use an aerosol stain remover containing benzene
  • White wine, sherry or clear alcohol can all be used to attack a red wine stain, however the best remedy is simply a large pinch of salt. If possible you should rinse the stain out straight away and, before placing in the washing machine, soak the area with a dash of lemon juice. If the stain doesn't vanish in the wash, try using glycerine. Don't use salt or white wine on velvet or silk, as they only respond well to cornflour or potato flour
  • Make-up stains on synthetic fabrics can be removed with a little pure alcohol or white spirit. With cotton, linen, viscose and wool, use natural soap before machine washing
  • Remove odours from clothes that have been stored by spritzing them with a mixture of one part vodka and two parts water

General Top Tips

  • Sort and separate - As your laundry accumulates, make life easier by pre-sorting it into designated baskets for lights, darks and whites. That way, the loads will be ready and waiting whenever you have a spare minute to pop them on
  • Bag it - This might sound rather old fashioned, but using a laundry mesh bag may take an extra few minutes to separate the small items, but it protects your underwear, keeps your socks in pairs and prevents tights from tangling
  • Don't overwhelm your machine - It's true, less is more. Don't overload your washing machine. Give your clothes space and they'll come out much cleaner and less wrinkled
  • Detergents rule - The most important elements of washing and caring for your garments is to use the correct detergent for the fabric. The enzymes in the detergent are an essential ingredient and often, people do not choose correctly - giving poor results and even damaging garments.
  • Remove laundry promptly - Leaving laundry in the machine for long periods of time will cause excess creasing, which can affect the life and appearance of a garment
  • Wash the machine that washes your clothes - It sounds obvious, yet most people still don't do it. That’s why they end up with musty smelling washing. Ideally you should clean your washing machine 1-3 times each year.
    • For top loaders, run a normal wash cycle (on hot) and place 1/2 cup bi-carb soda and 2 cups of white vinegar in once the machine has filled with water and let it run as usual 
    • For front loaders, add 2 tablespoons of bi-carb soda and 1/2 cup white vinegar in the drum, them run a normal wash (on hot). Just keep an eye on the machine while it's washing as you may find it suds up a lot inside due to build-up of soap residue

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