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Want to dye a trench coat

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
For several months now, I have been looking unsuccessfully for a men's blue trench coat of about size 36. The shade of blue I want is normal blue, lighter than navy but darker than light blue.

Is it possible to have a trench coat dyed blue? Does the initial color matter -- that is, can I dye a black trench coat blue? If so, where should I look for this kind of service?
post #2 of 24
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
If anyone's curious, this is exactly the kind of trench coat I'm looking for, only I would prefer one around size 36:

post #4 of 24
You can't dye a black coat blue
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
All right... what about a beige coat?

I want a perfect blue, like the one in the picture. By the way, does anyone know if this particular style of trench coat (with the curved part on the upper back) has a name?
post #6 of 24
Is it a woman's coat? Looks awfully feminine
post #7 of 24
This sounds like a lot more work than it's worth, but it's probably possible if you have a cotton or other natural fiber coat. Whatever colour you start with make sure to remove all colour first with a proper colour remover, then dye carefully.

Go here -

http://www.ritdye.com/home.lasso

Buy this:



and this:

post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
In response to Larson, no, the one shown above is a men's trench coat -- at least, according to the dealer. (I personally don't see what's so feminine about it. It's blue, after all, right?)

And thanks, harvey! I think I'll check that out.
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by Quothmar View Post
For several months now, I have been looking unsuccessfully for a men's blue trench coat of about size 36. The shade of blue I want is normal blue, lighter than navy but darker than light blue.

Is it possible to have a trench coat dyed blue? Does the initial color matter -- that is, can I dye a black trench coat blue? If so, where should I look for this kind of service?

Many trenches are surface-treated to be water-repellent/resistant. That will make a DIY dye-job even harder.
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
Okay, so I might need to look for an alternative option...
post #11 of 24
Do NOT use RIT. It will never turn out well. The problem is you really just cannot get the water to be as hot as you need it to be.
post #12 of 24
yeah, I've dyed some stuff and it's hard to get the color even. You have to stir and stir constantly.
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
You have to stir and stir constantly.

Much like many of our veteran Senior Members here.
post #14 of 24
I personally think a blue trench coat would look ridiculous. Kinda childish, if you get my point now.
I only accept black and khaki. Brown also goes, but it's a close one.
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Coater View Post
I personally think a blue trench coat would look ridiculous. Kinda childish, if you get my point now.
I only accept black and khaki. Brown also goes, but it's a close one.

Boo this man! Blue trench coats look fine. The shade you showed looks nice, but I agree with the others in that you should find a cut that is a bit more masculine.

Either way, I know Band of Outsiders did a blue trench not too long ago. It might have been navy, though it did look lighter if my memory serves me correctly. Tasty looking trench, but as usual the price was pretty high up there. An XS would probably fit you spot on. I'm sure you could find it if you search around, but the price may not be so forgiving. However, if you decide to dye it yourself, be careful. Most times a self dye never works as planned.
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