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Hi fellas, I just got in from a Hornets game a little while ago, and - since Tulane doesn't allow freshmen to keep cars on campus - I rode the bus to and from the N.O. Arena. Well, it was drizzling on the way there and pouring on the way back. Anyway, I was wearing a pair of Banana Republic "stretch" charcoal grey wool pants: 62% wool, 20% polyester, 17% nylon, 1% spandex. New Orleans is none for filling up like an empty bowl when it rains, and - true to form - it did. When I was crossing the street to get back on campus, I had to choose between jumping across/into a half-foot deep puddle or getting hit by the cars coming my way. Wanting to live, I tried to clear the puddle. After that, I came upon more of the same: the water got past my ankles and splashed a little higher, as well. Is there anything I can do to keep the bottoms of my pant legs from mildewing? They got pretty wet, but I'm hanging them up to dry and Febrezing them. Any other advice? Thanks very much in advance.
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I'd rinse them with clean water, then do the standard stuff-with-/-wrap-in-towels treatment, then steam with an iron. It happens all the time around here. Next time, tuck your pants into your socks and speak only in Shakespearean. Alternately, use only early 1900's baseball lingo.
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Thanks j.    Yeah, I should've just directed the question to you (seeing as you're in Seattle).  Y'all may have the reputation for rain, but we get more than our fair share down here.    I did eventually roll my pants up when I came upon another minituare Lake Pontchartrain.  I must've looked like Huck Finn when I walked in the front entrance of my dorm with my make-do "knickers" and no shoes or socks.
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That's unfortunate. The important thing is to act very quickly. That is key to preventing mildew on anything, really. I'm not too familiar with methods myself, being from San Diego (although I can't be snotty, we just had a flash flood warning here less than a week ago for lower-ground areas). - J's methods are right on I'm sure.
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