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Some of my jackets are on open display, fortunately.

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That'll work.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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@claghorn
That looks more like a showroom...with a bed.
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I hear if you leave clothing out in the light it might discolor though? What to do?

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Thread Starter 
It's not in direct light very often fortunately.
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Freeze all jackets in carbonite and bury in remotely monitored bunker underground with redundant power. Only exhume the jackets in the event of nuclear winter, at which point the moths will be extinct. The cockroaches, however, will not be, so you have a new enemy to deal with, as if the crippling isolation of being the last human on earth, a crisis of self that even fine bespoke threads will not assuage, were not enough.

 

They did some research years back on moth larvae at one of the southern universities where moths are legion and it was found that only the virginianis strand of cedar, and in oil form, had any effect on neutralizing larvae. Dry hunks of wood that have not been sanded in years and may not be the right kind of wood in the first place are unlikely to do anything but offer a placebo effect for the human user. Honestly, if the cedar doesn't work, spraying noxious AXE body spray would be just as effective. All you need are volatile chemicals to impregnate the air.  Simpler solutions include dry cleaning any clothes that have been exposed to body residue or food particles and not living in a 400 year old home.

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Arent scarves normally patterned and much 'wilder' than ties? Not sure how you can ask what 'color' it is.

 

wat. Did you read the question about solid scarves?

I think Liverano has eaten your brain if you think scarves are supposed to be covered in Technicolor flying donuts and spark plugs

post #33262 of 37395
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Freeze all jackets in carbonite and bury in remotely monitored bunker underground with redundant power. Only exhume the jackets in the event of nuclear winter, at which point the moths will be extinct. The cockroaches, however, will not be, so you have a new enemy to deal with, as if the crippling isolation of being the last human on earth, a crisis of self that even fine bespoke threads will not assuage, were not enough.

 

They did some research years back on moth larvae at one of the southern universities where moths are legion and it was found that only the virginianis strand of cedar, and in oil form, had any effect on neutralizing larvae. Dry hunks of wood that have not been sanded in years and may not be the right kind of wood in the first place are unlikely to do anything but offer a placebo effect for the human user. Honestly, if the cedar doesn't work, spraying noxious AXE body spray would be just as effective. All you need are volatile chemicals to impregnate the air.  Simpler solutions include dry cleaning any clothes that have been exposed to body residue or food particles and not living in a 400 year old home.

I'll just put Kimchi in my closet and that SHOULD drive out pretty much every insects and even bacteria.

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I'll just put Kimchi in my closet and that SHOULD drive out pretty much every insects and even bacteria.

 

That won't stop me from raiding your closet for some delicious pickles.

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That won't stop me from raiding your closet for some delicious pickles.

with some bulgogi.

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Some of my jackets are on open display, fortunately.
 

If jackets are in the open air - its not a worry?

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Thread Starter 

Why is it a worry? They aren't in direct light or anything. And I suspect that moths are more of an issue in closets than they are in the open. I know silverfish certainly are.

 

At some point, when I purchase my parents' house from them, I am a little worried. I had some suits there once (nothing nice, mind you) that were eaten up by moths. The house is over a century old, so I suspect moths might be a problem in my future.

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Some of my jackets are on open display, fortunately.
 

If jackets are in the open air - its not a worry?

 

For the most part air is good for them, wholly apart from the bug-discouraging effect of the light.  It's why we're always told to leave some space between them when they're hanging and not to crowd them.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Heaven forbid air not be good for garments. To what end would SF-ers go?
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When exposing ancient thirst to oxygen, sunlight, noise waves, microwave radiation, and Justin Bieber music, the drape and fine porosity of the wool will be compromised.

 

Always wear protective covering when exiting the Vault.

 

 

 

 

All jackets must be autoclaved after wear.

 

 

Because of the half-life of cooties, all vintage items purchased on eBay must be stored in off-site underground tubes for 25 years after purchase.

 

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I've never had moth problems but I've had moths (I understand not all moths lay larvae that are likely to target clothes), and too many clothes to just dry cleaning everything every season.

 

Right now I just air out my clothes end of season in sunlight for a day or two, and put it in my closet with some moth traps, and then I take them out ever once in a while (month or two) to shake it around and air it again, but I'm not sure it would do anything at all, since afaik there were no moths, and idk if it'd have done anything if there were any.

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