Mishnah Berurah 558:3 records a custom to continue the restrictions of the 'Nine Days' regarding bathing, haircuts and laundering clothing until midday of the tenth of Av.

Is this list exhaustive? What about other restrictions of the Nine Days which he doesn't mention? I'm thinking particularly about wearing clothes which were laundered before the Nine Days and have not been worn since (which are restricted during the Nine Days as per Shulchan Aruch 551:3).

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    Here they include it in the list, although they don't give a reference chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/144576/jewish/… Jul 19, 2021 at 8:47
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    @Kazibácsi Where? I seem them list eating meat, swimming, or laundering clothing, but no explicit discussion of wearing freshly laundered clothing
    – Joel K
    Jul 19, 2021 at 9:32
  • "laundering clothing" and "wearing laundered clothing" is the same thing. We're not an issur melakha on shabbos...
    – Double AA
    Jul 19, 2021 at 11:42
  • @doubleaa So why does Shulchan Aruch 551:3 have to list both items?
    – Joel K
    Jul 19, 2021 at 11:44
  • @JoelK why did the mishna not have to?
    – Double AA
    Jul 19, 2021 at 11:44

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The Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbonim writes here, p. 32, that the restrictions of 10 Av midday extend to wearing freshly laundered clothing

The following is a list of the activities that remain forbidden until chatzos on the 10th of Av and the possible exceptions

  1. Eating meat and drinking wine (Food cooked with meat is permissible).
  2. Bathing and showering (Washing parts of the body with warm water is permissible)
  3. Haircuts and shaving
  4. Washing clothes (If one will be leaving home on the 10th of Av for an extended trip, he may do laundry right after Tisha B’Av at night)
  5. Listening to music
  6. Wearing freshly laundered clothing
  7. Saying the beracha of “She’hechiyanu”

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