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Alcohol as a means of removing scent (sportscoat)

post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone,

 

I recently purchased a rather nice 90/10 wool-cashmere blend sportscoat. As it happens the first time I donned it I was giving a presentation at the company that I work for, I was nervous and started sweating. Upon removing the jacket I realized that some of my BO had been transferred to the jackets armpit area. After airing it for a couple of hours the smell was still there.

 

I googled for an hour and found that clear vodka in a spray bottle applied to the inner lining of the arms of the jacket was something that people had used with success. I tried this and found it worked quite well.

 

I'm now worried that I got the fibers too saturated so what I would like to ask is if the vodka will cause any harm to the fibers in the jacket? Most hits on google tell me that the alcohol dissipates but I found this one post about alcohol containing fermented sugar that would eventually crystallize and cause irreparable harm to the fibers coupled with brownish sugar stains. 

 

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 6
Have it dry cleaned and attend to your hygiene problem to prevent recurrence. Shave your pits and use anti-perspirant.

Harsh though it sounds that should resolve your problems.
post #3 of 6
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Thank you for the reply. I obviously use anti-perspirant and don't normally have any issues. I am also having it dry-cleaned.

 

What I need to know is whether the alcohol i applied to the jacket will do any harm.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by agitator View Post

Thank you for the reply. I obviously use anti-perspirant and don't normally have any issues. I am also having it dry-cleaned.

What I need to know is whether the alcohol i applied to the jacket will do any harm.

The point of the dry cleaning was to remove any residual alcohol though I would not worry about harm - how often to people spill drinks and find some disaster later befalls the jacket? Waste of alcohol is the usual concern!
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post


The point of the dry cleaning was to remove any residual alcohol though I would not worry about harm - how often to people spill drinks and find some disaster later befalls the jacket? Waste of alcohol is the usual concern!

 

Ah, I must have slightly misinterpreted. That does make me feel better, I really enjoy the jacket and so might have exaggerated my concerns. 

post #6 of 6
If nothing else, this method will definitely solidify your reputation as the sweaty drunk.
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