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Need your guys advice: I'm a pharmaceutical rep and am in need of new work clothes. I wear slacks and a tie everyday, suits need not apply. Last year I went cheap and bought Van Heuesen but after only a year the shirts and pants are done. This time I'm not gonna buy cheap and instead getting BB. I have 2 questions:
1) hopefully you can see in the pic but my shirts have developed bad deodorant stains, don't want this to happen on BB shirts so do I need to change my brand of deodorant( which is a solid) or instead wear an under t-shirt? Currently I don't wear an undershirt cause its hot here in SoCal.
2) these Van Heuesen are non-iron shirts but i still iron them, should I get BB non-iron or the supima cotton and just iron them? I don't mind ironing but have read the supima is difficult to iron.

Please advise guys. I'm about to drop quite a bit of money so I don't wanna make the wrong decision.

You wanna stay away from deodorant that contains aluminum. I recommend Tom's (available at Target). Haven't had a problem with pit stains since.

I work in the inland empire and it gets super hot there. I usually wear a light v-neck undershirt, as lighter color shirts can be see through and if you're not wearing a jacket, it might be something to consider … BB's undershirts are good. When it's hot, I'll wear a BB linen button down or the Brookscool OCBD.

I hope this helps!

Cheers!

Good advice, thanks. Yeah I live in Menifee and work primarily in Hemet, Murrieta, Temecula.
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You wanna stay away from deodorant that contains aluminum. I recommend Tom's (available at Target). Haven't had a problem with pit stains since.

I work in the inland empire and it gets super hot there. I usually wear a light v-neck undershirt, as lighter color shirts can be see through and if you're not wearing a jacket, it might be something to consider … BB's undershirts are good. When it's hot, I'll wear a BB linen button down or the Brookscool OCBD.

I hope this helps!

Cheers!

The problem with Tom's is it doesn't work well for some people. I've been using Kiehl's, which has aluminum, but is a cream so you can use a small amount. Every third or fourth wash, I'll make a paste with oxyclean and scrub the pits and the collar with a soft bristled brush. If you can allow them to soak a bit afterwards, even better. Removes 95% of the stains. This is coming from someone who does not wear undershirts.
post #4413 of 5722
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

You wanna stay away from deodorant that contains aluminum. I recommend Tom's (available at Target). Haven't had a problem with pit stains since.

I work in the inland empire and it gets super hot there. I usually wear a light v-neck undershirt, as lighter color shirts can be see through and if you're not wearing a jacket, it might be something to consider … BB's undershirts are good. When it's hot, I'll wear a BB linen button down or the Brookscool OCBD.

I hope this helps!

Cheers!

I use Toms as well
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The problem with Tom's is it doesn't work well for some people.

 

Tom's is readily available but simply didn't work for me unless I applied it several times throughout the day, which is crazy. Have great results with Silver Shield (all natural, aluminum free), which you can find on Amazon: http://goo.gl/4YYuo Looks expensive, but the roll on lasts a long time and the refills are very affordable. 


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The problem with Tom's is it doesn't work well for some people. I've been using Kiehl's, which has aluminum, but is a cream so you can use a small amount. Every third or fourth wash, I'll make a paste with oxyclean and scrub the pits and the collar with a soft bristled brush. If you can allow them to soak a bit afterwards, even better. Removes 95% of the stains. This is coming from someone who does not wear undershirts.

 

I wear v-neck t-shirts underneath my dress shirts to avoid the huge, yellow pit stains the guy in the office next door has on his dress shirts.  I need to tell him to stop leaning back in his chair with his hands behind his head and his Kenneth Cole square toe shoes on the desk. 

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The problem with Tom's is it doesn't work well for some people.

 

Tom's is readily available but simply didn't work for me unless I applied it throughout the day, which is crazy. Had great results with Silver Shield (all natural, aluminum free), which you can find on Amazon: http://goo.gl/4YYuo Looks expensive, but the roll on lasts a long time and the refills are very affordable. 


Looks good, I'll have to give it a try. Has this eliminated the pit stain problem?
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Looks good, I'll have to give it a try. Has this eliminated the pit stain problem?

 

Yes, absolutely.

post #4418 of 5722
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Need your guys advice: I'm a pharmaceutical rep and am in need of new work clothes. I wear slacks and a tie everyday, suits need not apply. Last year I went cheap and bought Van Heuesen but after only a year the shirts and pants are done. This time I'm not gonna buy cheap and instead getting BB. I have 2 questions:
1) hopefully you can see in the pic but my shirts have developed bad deodorant stains, don't want this to happen on BB shirts so do I need to change my brand of deodorant( which is a solid) or instead wear an under t-shirt? Currently I don't wear an undershirt cause its hot here in SoCal.
2) these Van Heuesen are non-iron shirts but i still iron them, should I get BB non-iron or the supima cotton and just iron them? I don't mind ironing but have read the supima is difficult to iron.

Please advise guys. I'm about to drop quite a bit of money so I don't wanna make the wrong decision.
Yes, the deodorant/anti-perspirant is the problem. If you wear an undershirt it'll just stain the undershirt. If you do decide to wear an undershirt, I would recommend a v-neck rather than crew.The non-iron are fine and unless you want them really pressed you can usually get away with not ironing them if you put them on a hanger right after they come out of the dryer.
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The problem with Tom's is it doesn't work well for some people. I've been using Kiehl's, which has aluminum, but is a cream so you can use a small amount. Every third or fourth wash, I'll make a paste with oxyclean and scrub the pits and the collar with a soft bristled brush. If you can allow them to soak a bit afterwards, even better. Removes 95% of the stains. This is coming from someone who does not wear undershirts.
I don't use Tom's or Kiehl's, but I use Naturally Fresh, which is similar to Crystal that patrick_Booth has recommended to me in the past. Sometimes I don't think it works, but it has solve the yellow staining problem with my undershirts.

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I wear v-neck t-shirts underneath my dress shirts to avoid the huge, yellow pit stains the guy in the office next door has on his dress shirts.
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post #4419 of 5722

received the JW Hulme document briefcase (which is no longer on the bb website for some reason)
undecided whether i will keep
retail $890, purchased for $625 after discount (but plus CA sales tax ffffuuuu.gif )
think i might go for a cheaper option like the saddleback thin briefcase
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It looks good, been interested in JW Hulme bags myself, how is the leather and detail quality?
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the leather feels very supple
detailing is good
i like that it has a quick release latch thing under the buckled straps so i don't have to unbuckle that thing everytime
the whole thing is surprisingly light ... not sure if that means it isn't as durable in the long run

the saddleback thin briefcase doesn't have the quick release latch + it weighs 6lbs ... but it receives tons of praise on the quality and construction
the JW hulme document briefcase is a little long (17.5")
so i'm having a dilemma

i just found that allen edmonds sells the same JW Hulme stuff
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Accessories_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_198_198_130309_subcategory
perhaps AE stores have them in stock? would be useful to check it out in person
post #4422 of 5722
Does anyone know who is the maker of these BB Pennys:


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PSA:  Just bought a new navy suit in 36S… looks like Rue La La has a lot more to offer as well.

 

via Put This On

http://putthison.com/post/52313473385/its-on-sale-brooks-brothers-navy-suit-rue-la-la

 

It’s On Sale: Brooks Brothers Navy Suit

Rue La La is having a sale on a bunch of Brooks Brothers stock. Included is a Brooks Brothers navy suit, which you see above. It’s not labeled as such in the description, but I’m pretty sure this is part of the Golden Fleece line - their premium line - which is usually made with more handwork and higher-end materials. It’s also made with a full canvas, which you can see labeled in one of the close up photos of the jacket’s interior. The retail on these is $1,900, but available on Rue La La for $499. 

The cut here is the Fitzgerald, which is the slimmer of their two traditional models (the other being the Madison). I tried on the Fitzgerald about six years ago, and thought it was a pretty nice fit without being skinny. You may want to stop by a local Brooks Brothers to try one on if you’d like to be sure. Rue La La also accepts returns. 

post #4424 of 5722
Hopefully you didn't click on that referral link in the post. biggrin.gif
post #4425 of 5722
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PSA:  Just bought a new navy suit in 36S… looks like Rue La La has a lot more to offer as well.

via Put This On

Those are defective suits that BB unloaded to Marshalls / TJ Maxx etc. They were $250-500ish a few months ago
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