Menswear: Help - stains and washing disasters


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gawkrodger
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7484 posts since 4/11/08

posted 23 Apr 2016 19:41, edited 23 Apr 2016 19:41
asked on SZ, but might as well try here as well



One of my rick leathers (intarsia moto - made in Italy) leather code LBO has a strong leather smell. Not so much a traditional leather smell - the last time i visited my mother I was wearing the jacket the smell of the jacket made her think there was a gas leak in the kitchen! Laughing out loud

Anyhow, the smell doesn't bother me, but my vegan girlfriend refuses to go anywhere with me if I'm wearing it.

Suggestions for getting the smell out would be greatly appreciated - I've hung it outside a whole load and that hasn't made any noticeable difference
C-Stylez
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5079 posts since 4/7/12

23 Apr 2016 19:46

For the missus
EssexBoyII
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6328 posts since 5/6/07

23 Apr 2016 21:21
gawkrodger wrote: asked on SZ, but might as well try here as well



One of my rick leathers (intarsia moto - made in Italy) leather code LBO has a strong leather smell. Not so much a traditional leather smell - the last time i visited my mother I was wearing the jacket the smell of the jacket made her think there was a gas leak in the kitchen! Laughing out loud

Anyhow, the smell doesn't bother me, but my vegan girlfriend refuses to go anywhere with me if I'm wearing it.

Suggestions for getting the smell out would be greatly appreciated - I've hung it outside a whole load and that hasn't made any noticeable difference

Man the fuck up Gawk
doug.
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1647 posts since 12/6/10

24 Apr 2016 17:13
anyone got tips for getting beer out of a woven rug with wool detailing?
yellowpages
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2113 posts since 11/6/10

3 May 2016 11:45
Any tips for a good lint roller? Had enough of dog hairs on black clothes 24/7 and supermarket/H&M lint rollers are shite.
Anto
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3534 posts since 19/1/12

17 Jan 2017 13:22
Got an olive oil stain as big as a penny on a pair of brand new leather dress shoes Sad

Anything I can do, apart from draining it with some paper?
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

17 Jan 2017 14:15
I've never tried it on leather but I've got olive oil stains out of fabrics by rubbing in some washing up liquid and allowing it to soak in before washing in the machine. So maybe rubbing that in then washing it off with water and a rubber brush might work.

You could try a spot test somewhere inconspicuous (the instep maybe) to see if the washing up liquid affects the leather at all before having a go at the stain.

Alternatively coat the rest of the shoes in olive oil for a wonderfully supple finish.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

17 Jan 2017 14:20
I'd be inclined to go for the latter or use an actual leather treatment to even it out (olive oil does work fine though).
YLAup
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5061 posts since 5/9/11

1 Sep 2018 17:41
Anyone with the Folk navy drawcord shorts experience sun damage with a rust tinged discoloration? The whole front side of mine have changed shade.
MLI
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4201 posts since 6/10/09

3 Sep 2018 09:49
yellowpages wrote: Any tips for a good lint roller? Had enough of dog hairs on black clothes 24/7 and supermarket/H&M lint rollers are shite.

the current muji one is decent, best one I ever had. then again I used a piece of tape for about 20 years.
swede
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7771 posts since 21/3/09

3 Sep 2018 09:56
YLAup wrote: Anyone with the Folk navy drawcord shorts experience sun damage with a rust tinged discoloration? The whole front side of mine have changed shade.

not got any rust but mine have lost colour in the sun. accelerated by seawater etc. found that to be standard with navy shorts though tbf
1234589
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860 posts since 1/6/10

4 Sep 2018 11:14
YLAup wrote: Anyone with the Folk navy drawcord shorts experience sun damage with a rust tinged discoloration? The whole front side of mine have changed shade.

Not with the shorts, but my black assembly trousers from Folk are now a muddy brown after only 8-9 months. Been drying them outside over the summer so wonder if that's had an effect…
Rez
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7899 posts since 5/4/09

12 Sep 2018 09:05
Anyone got any recommendations for a which dye to use on a machine wash? Want to dye some stuff I've got black and not had great results with dylon. Cheers!
YLAup
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5061 posts since 5/9/11

9 Jul 2019 17:46
1234589 wrote:
YLAup wrote: Anyone with the Folk navy drawcord shorts experience sun damage with a rust tinged discoloration? The whole front side of mine have changed shade.

Not with the shorts, but my black assembly trousers from Folk are now a muddy brown after only 8-9 months. Been drying them outside over the summer so wonder if that's had an effect…

Continuing on from this really. I need some recommendations on a deep navy dye, so that I can restore these shorts to their original colour. What should I be looking for? Seems a waste to but a brand new pair just for the sake of the colour fading after a few wears and washes.
Davinho
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2194 posts since 2/12/08

9 Jul 2019 19:00
Just get a navy dylon pod that you put in the wash. I do it regularly with shorts/chinos and they come out as good as new.
padawan
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4009 posts since 27/6/03

9 Jul 2019 19:26
^ this
I use the Dylon pods. Great to spruce up all sorts. Peel tab in washing machine as the stuff gets everywhere. Afterwards make sure you run the washer thru a few times on Hot…
YLAup
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5061 posts since 5/9/11

9 Jul 2019 21:48
Cheers I'll try them out
YLAup
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5061 posts since 5/9/11

13 Jul 2019 07:31
Dylon pods, amazing! My navy folk shorts are now as good as new, and has revived a Great Sweat and waffle tee too. Thanks for the tip.
illwill
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3447 posts since 17/5/04

posted 13 Jul 2019 07:58, edited 13 Jul 2019 07:58
Yeah, dylon is the shit for washed out black stuff.

Stuff comes out too black if that makes sense.

Takes a couple of washes to be perfect.